Social media and your job search

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If you’re a Twitter fiend or Facebook junkie, you’re going to love this next part. In this section we tell you what it takes to find a job using social media.

Social media and your job search

You’ve covered the usual bases in your job hunt. Search engines. LinkedIn. Job fairs and even newspaper ads. If you’re a Twitter fiend or Facebook junkie, you’re going to love this next part. You can find a job using social media.

 

From retail cashiers to sales gurus, social networking is a golden hiring tool for companies of all types. Here are some tips for using social media in your job hunt: Smiling African American young woman on laptop

Follow lots of social accounts
Keep up to date by following companies and potential bosses on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. If they post a job, you might find it in their newsfeed.

Put yourself on the radar
Does the CEO of your fave company post interesting articles, jokes or news stories? Do more than “like” what they have to say, share it with your friends.

Create business-only social accounts
Are you uncomfortable using your private social accounts to interact with potential employers? Set up social accounts used specifically for your job hunt. These accounts should be purely professional, with no selfies, no unprofessional language or subject matter. Would you want your grandmother to see those accounts? If not, they're just not professional enough. 

Join job groups and communities
LinkedIn has a ton of communities for specific lines of work, companies, and even relevant hobbies. Make connections with other members.

Colorful graphic that says Social MediaThink of social media as a huge helping hand in your ongoing job search. A tweet may not land you a job, but a Twitter feed can show you where the best jobs are found. Click here if you need a few extra tips on how to hunt for a job using social media.

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