Looking for a new job can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if you’ve been on the prowl for a while. While 20% of American adults are still shy about the internet, the other 80% – including most companies looking to hire – have found the Web to be a great resource for job seeking and finding. Most of us know how to use the big social media networks to interact socially – but why not use them to find a new job? Here are some ways you can you exploit Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to look for a new, exciting career:
18,400,000 Americans found their job on Facebook in 2011 – More than Twitter and LinkedIn combined. Most of us enjoy Facebook as a social platform, but the largest social media site on Earth can also be used for more practical purposes. How can you use Facebook to your advantage? Here are some simple ways to get started, and you can also read an in-depth analysis of them right here.
Unlike Facebook, Twitter allows you to connect to people according to common interests. Landing a job using Twitter can be done by following several steps, besides tweeting intelligently on the field in which you’re looking to get hired:
The “Facebook for job-hunting” now boasts of over 150 million members, making it the largest business-related social networking site in the world. Millions of Americans found a job using LinkedIn, using direct contacts or second or third degree connections.
There are abundant Job-related features on LinkedIn: you can review profiles of hiring managers and see which of your existing contacts can hook you up with a useful introduction, get notifications about available offers, bookmark jobs for which you’d like to apply, use the “Apply with LinkedIn” button with companies that offer them, and much, much more.
Read 7 ways to get a job using LikedIn for an in-depth tutorial about the ways LinkedIn can help you land a new job.
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