This paper presents recently developed internet-based job search methods, grouped together under the term 'internet-based job matching', as well as their user community in Poland. The first part of the article introduces the most important web-based techniques and tools currently used in job search, along with their main typical advantages and drawbacks. Thereafter, the user community of the internet-based job matching in Poland is examined and described, considering aspects such as: education and skills, ICT competences, material conditions, social capital resources and subjective assessment of personal work situation. Statistical analysis of the chosen variables is used to verify two hypotheses derived from studies carried out in the United States. Data used in the empirical part of this paper was gathered for Social Diagnosis 2005, a large-scale research project on objective and subjective quality of life in Poland. .
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.