Unlimited information and an overabundance of candidates!<br />LinkedIn : Around 35 million members<br />Facebook: users now equal to the population of the US<br />Twitter: 6 million unique monthly visitors and 55 million monthly visits<br />
Brand your Profile<br />Custom URL: Your LinkedIn URL should appear as http://linkedin.com/in/yourfullname.<br />Headline: Your headline will automatically be displayed as the last job you’ve had, unless you change it manually.<br />Picture: people want to see your face<br />Summary: Your summary should include a brief paragraph summarizing your work experience<br />Experience: Don’t just list the past few jobs you’ve had<br />Keywords: You should flood your entire LinkedIn profile with keywords because recruiters and other individuals will be using LinkedIn as a talent search engine<br />Recommendations: The truth is they are very significant because when a recruiter searches for talent, they will view and identify profiles that havea“thumbs up”<br />Develop your Network<br />Import your contacts: LinkedIn allows you to important contacts from email<br />Be open and available: Be available and open to accepting contact requests and continuing conversations,.<br />Leave your email address: People cannot add you to their network without your email address,<br />Promote your URL: Take your distinct URL public<br />Update your status: Make sure that your LinkedIn status message is extremely professional <br />
Make a decision whether to keep Facebook social or expand your use.<br />Take a close look at your Profile and decide what you want business contacts or prospective employers to see<br />Create a simple profile (or clean up with your existing one) with minimal graphics and widgets.<br />Limit the photos you post.<br />Post content relevant to your job search or career. (Keeps it non-controversial!)<br />Use Facebook email to build relationships with your Friends.<br />Choose your Friends wisely. Remember your Friends can see information about your other Friends in your Profile.<br />Join and participate in Groups relevant to your position.<br />
Ten Steps for New User <br />Find People You Already Know<br />Find Like-minded Users<br />Find People in the Area<br />Get a Desktop (or Mobile) Client<br />Learn the ropes<br />Tweet often (between 2-10 times per day is considered reasonable<br />Have a healthy followers/following ratio<br />Have a substantial network of relevant people<br />Keep a healthy balance between personal and professional tweets<br />Doesn’t just update, but also responds to others and generally seems to get Twitter<br />
Make sure that a search does not lead to something controversial Leads to profession-related discussions <br />Lead to your online blog, webpage or social media profiles<br />Doesn’t come up blank<br />
Start ASAP!<br />Create fully completed LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter profiles.<br />Shed your preconceived notions of keeping your work and home life separate. Companies want people, not resumes. <br />Use social media to its fullest – update often, connect with others and stay active.<br /> Don’t stop ever (even if you’re happily employed and aren’t looking for new work). Establishing and maintaining a social media footprint is not an act, it’s a process. Just like your career evolves, so should your Social Media Footprint.<br />
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