Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Google Inc (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL): Who is Winning the Job Search Browser Battle?

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With so many people out of work, there is no denying the fact that the number of online job related searches is on the rise. In today’s day and age, job seekers realize that using the Internet is the best way to not only find a position but to apply without any delay. This has led to a “browser battle” of sorts, with four main competitors: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari, and Firefox.

These are the four most popular web browsers in the world. For this reason, it goes without saying that the majority of people searching online for a job are using one of these to power their search.

The big question is this: which browser has the highest rate of employment related searches? Chitika recently set out to find the answer to this question – and you may be surprised at the results.

Before we go any further, it is important to note that Chitika broke down its study into an overall winner as well as the percentage of employment related searches by state. This will give you a better idea of where the largest number of searches is coming from. Is your state getting a lot of searches or not many compared to other regions?

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari, and Firefox are all popular. Additionally, these browsers all have unique features.

However, it was Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer that came out on top.

In second place is Firefox, followed by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome in third with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari placing last.

This was a very interesting study, and here is some more from Chitika on what it was trying to accomplish:

“It has been found that the unemployed person who look for work online are reemployed 25 percent faster than the comparable workers who do not search online. Leveraging its extensive network of online sites, Chitika wanted to analyze how job searching rates varied by location, as well as if a person’s likelihood to search for jobs online was influenced by their browser choice. Chitika Insights took a sample of millions of search engine impressions from Chitika network across U.S. and Canada from April 3, 2013 to April 9, 2013.”

Which browser do you rely on: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome, or Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari.”

See the graphic below:

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