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Those looking for work experience in the UK should seek it via online sources as this will become a way all firms will recruit within the next three years, it has been predicted.
Director of HR consulting and services at outsourcing and talent management firm Ochre House Paul Daley said those relying on traditional methods of hiring are living "in the dark ages", predicting these will soon be abandoned altogether.
He added: "If you're not moving to using more forward-thinking online methods you're going to go out of business in three years time."
Mr Daley suggested this will particularly be true in high-tech jobs requiring skills like IT, where those with such aptitudes will be more likely to search online for vacancies.
Those using entirely online recruitment methods include retailer Primark.
It is using this as the only means of advertising for jobs at its new store in Scunthorpe, which is due to open in April.
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