How to use Social Media for Job Hunting

Love it or hate it, social media has become an important tool for today’s employment world. Recruiters and human resource departments alike are leveraging much needed information from social media for the perfect hire.

Companies are using social media to spread their brand name and recognition as well as seek out top talent in the market place. If utilized professionally, social media can be a great tool for sharing information about one’s profile and background.

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“Develop a LinkedIn profile and network before you need it, if possible. Then you won’t be alone. Your network can help you get your foot in the door. Use LinkedIn’s Advanced Search function to identify people in your network who work for or have connections at your target companies. And don’t be afraid to ask for their help. Sell yourself in your LinkedIn profile. Employers will look at it. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. Tout what you’ve accomplished during your career but – more importantly – explain what you’re capable of bringing to a new employer.”

– Wayne Breitbarth, author of  “The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search”

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