Job Seekers: Social Media Is Your Friend

Social media is the ravel of the moment that has come to stay, at least by all indications so far. These days, people find it even more comfortable to send you a Facebook invite, follow you on twitter or ask for your BB pin than ask for your mobile number these days. You know what I mean?

According to a recent Harvard Business Review publication “People may go online to goof off but before long, they talk shop. Social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Quora, and even Pinterest can be valuable job-hunting tools.”

Job seekers need to embrace the job hunting side of social media and learn how to harness them to their benefit. Shared below are a few useful job search tips to securing your next job:

Start by knowing the purpose for each social networks: if the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.  As a job seeker, you have to know that each social network has its purpose for creation and a job seeker must understand each social networks in order to use it as a job search advantage.

Build a competitive personal brand using social media: getting a job in this social media era require online visibility – personal branding. Personal branding is one of the best way to advance in your job search. Hence, you would need to use social media in building your personal brand.

Leverage social media platforms in expanding your network: permit me to say, your social network is essential to your getting a dream job. So make conscious effort to build relationships with organizations and individuals of interest to you and don’t be afraid to reach out through several social media platforms.

There is a growing number of success stories of individuals getting jobs by actively networking on social networking sites. Lots of recruiters, hiring managers, and industry networkers are swapping job leads and industry updates on social media platforms, why not join the flow and get your dream job!

Job seeker, now you know, social media is your friend  :-)

Till next time, we are all work in progress…

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