SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOB SEARCHING Career Services at Franklin Pierce University
Blogs or Personal Websites
Linkedin LinkedIn has reached a point where it's almost unprofessional not to be on LinkedIn!
Networking, networking, networking! But with a PROFESSIONAL focus.
New feature: www.linkedin.com/studentjobs just for recent college grads!
Use your LinkedIn profile like a resume including education, job history, summary and special skills and upload your resume right to your profile.
Connect to fellow alumni and coworkers.
Company Search: Who do you know that already works at a company you are interested in?
Job Postings: You can search for jobs on LinkedIn. Use the Advanced Search Option to refine your search and to search by location, miles from a location, experience level, company, job title, job function, industry, and date posted. LinkedIn makes suggestions based on your previous jobs and geographic area.
Ask former employers, coworkers, and/or satisfied customers to write a recommendation for your profile
Messaging feature allows you to email anyone in your connections quickly and easily.
Link your LinkedIn profile to your Twitter and Blogs.
Facebook Facebook is the most popular social networking site worldwide .
Networking, networking, networking! But with a more SOCIAL focus.
Great to keep in contact with friends from school.
Connect to fellow alumni and coworkers
Messaging capabilities and links to your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts or Blog sites.
Explore job search apps such as Jobs Indeed and Simply Hired.
Your profile can be protected by utilizing a variety of privacy settings.
Make sure you are only tagged in appropriate pictures and set up privacy to restrict employers from seeing status updates. Did you know companies will look for loopholes in your privacy settings?
But your friends may not!
Twitter Can you be witty in 140 characters or less?
Follow successful individuals and companies in your field
Learn about interesting articles or blogs about current issues
Shorts bursts of information
Some job listings from companies that you are interested in
Try www.twitres.com to tweet out your resume and publish it online.
Follow @TweetMyJobs, @TwitJobSearch or @Career Rookie for actual job listings.
Networking… but you can also follow people you have never met.
Remember, what you tweet could be read by potential employers.
Blogging or Personal Website
The Huffington Post
Blogging or Personal Web site
Market your self visually: Portfolio for writing, video or photos that can illustrate your work
Blog about professional issues related to your field
Demonstrate current knowledge or expertise that helps you stand out in the crowd.
Posting judgmental or offensive information could send your resume to the reject pile
Be very careful about what you put online . It is legal and common practice for employers to search out prospective employees online.
Pay it forward . Don’t forget to assist your friends and coworkers in their job search process.
Be safe . Never provide personal information to emails or websites that you do not have confidence in.
Consider using a PO Box . If you are posting your resume online.
Consider creating a separate email account just for your job search . Remember to keep your email address and voicemail greeting polite and professional.
Never post your social security number on your resume or social media sites . Employers typically don’t ask for your social security number until you are hired or offered a position. Sometimes it may be needed for background checks.