Finding A Job Using Social Media

Looking for a job is challenging, especially in the current economy. Finding the “right” job remains a challenge for job seekers. Social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help you find a job and connect with people who can assist you with growing your career. Somewhere, seemingly a challenging task for you, since you have just used LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for personal purposes. Lets begin using these social networking sites professionally. And, learn how to find jobs using social media.

To help you, WITS Zen has pulled together this collection of articles that address various aspects of how to find jobs using social media. And, please do let us know if there are any we’ve missed.

10 ways to use social media in your job hunt
From Fortune: Chart out ways to use social media in job hunt.

7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media
From Mashable: Social networks are starting to become part of the criteria that both hiring managers and college admissions officers are using to weed out applicants.

10 Tips for Finding a Job Using Facebook and LinkedIn
From Social Media Examiner: Social networks are starting to become part of the criteria that both hiring managers and college admissions officers are using to weed out applicants.The write up describes how to use Facebook and LinkedIn for job search.

Using social media to find a job
From Simply Zesty: If you know the right tools and places to be, social media can help your CV stand out from the crowd.

How to Find a Job Using Social Media
From Wiki How: Deals in steps how to activate your profile in LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

LinkedIn and Your Job Search
From About : How to use LinkedIn as part of your job search, including how to increase your visibility and connections, so employers and recruiters can find you.

LinkedIn – How to use LinkedIn for Job Searching
From About: LinkedIn has become one of favorite recruiting tools. Its a great way to be found on the internet. You can network with previous (and current) employers, co-workers and class mates. Many companies are now posting jobs directly on LinkedIn as well, and this number will continue to grow as LinkedIn works on their product offerings.

Ten tips to enhance your job search on LinkedIn
From LinkedIn:The best way to do that is to make sure you are using the full power of LinkedIn to maximize your employment potential. Here are ten tips on optimizing your job hunting experience on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Learning Center
From LinkedIn Learning Center:LinkedIn is the best tool to help you land that dream job. Follow these tips to help you best utilize LinkedIn for your job search.

10 Ways to Use LinkedIn by Guy Kawasaki
From LinkedIn Help Center:Most people use LinkedIn to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this because it is an online network of millions of experienced professionals from around the world representing 170 industries. However, it is a tool that is under-utilized, so I’ve compiled a top-ten list of ways to increase the value of LinkedIn.

How to Use Facebook to Help You Get a Job
From EHOW:In today’s job market, potential employers don’t just read paper resumes. Before employers hire potential employees, they are doing electronic searches. If you are currently searching for a job, modify your Facebook account, and make it work for you.

HOW TO: Score a Job Through Facebook
From Mashable:Finding a job through Facebook isn’t about pestering your friends and junking up their news feeds with status updates like “Unemployed and Looking For Work — Help A Dude Out.” It’s about making the most of your network in a positive way.

What Not To Do On Facebook When You’re Job Searching
From About:Privacy is an issue on Facebook, in general, but it’s even more of an issue when you’re job searching. If you’re not careful, everything you post on Facebook can be seen by your current employer or a prospective employer. It’s smart to take the time to make sure that what you post is seen.

How to Scrub Your Facebook Profile for a Job Search
From EHOW:Before you embark on a job search, one of the first things you could do is check your social networking pages for any incriminating evidence of slacker-dom (or otherwise undesirable features).

HOW TO: Find a Job on Twitter
From Mashable:Twitter is evolving as another resource, in addition to traditional methods, for both job searching and recruiting.

Twitter Job Search – Use Twitter to Job Search
From About: Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service utilizing instant messaging, SMS or a web interface. Twitter is open ended and people and companies use it in a variety of ways, including to job search.

How to Use Twitter to Job Hunt
From CIO: you can also use Twitter to get the word out about your skills and talents to relevant people in your industry.

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