Graduates in the UK are turning to the internet when it comes to looking for work, it has been revealed.

According to research conducted by Reed Employment, 89 per cent of such people claim that they search for employment exclusively online.

Meanwhile, only three per cent of graduates stated they regularly check newspaper job sections, compared to 80 per cent who reported being keen users of social networking sites.

"The Facebook generation of graduates clearly is more receptive to receiving information online than in print format," said Stephen Harrison, operations manager at Reed Graduates.

He added that that firms will need to rethink the ways in which they go about recruiting and ensure they post jobs online if they wish to attract the top talent.

Research recently conducted by Enhance Media suggested that internet job searches have increased by 50 per cent since 2006.