Social Media in your Job Search: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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How can Social Media impact your job search? Discover the good and bad ways to use social media to help you find a job or internship

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Social Media in your Job Search: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  1. 1. Clean up your social media sites!
  2. 2. anywhere from 45% to80% of employers are using the internet topre-screen candidates
  3. 3. Why Employers Disregarded Candidates After Screening Online 35% of employers reported they have found content on socialnetworking sites that caused them not to hire the candidate.
  4. 4. Why Employers Hired Candidates After Screening Online8% of employers reported they have found content on social networking sites that caused them to hire the candidate.
  5. 5. Building real relationships, actively maintaining them, and giving as much as you take.
  6. 6. According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
  7. 7. • More than 350 million active users• 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  8. 8. How to Use Facebook in Your Job/Internship SearchThe most efficient way to use Facebook in your job/internship search is to update your status with relevant information.(For example, if your looking for a job/internship and you let your friends know, they will want to help you—perhaps by passing along a contact that they know is hiring.)
  9. 9. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users tosend and read messages known as tweets. Short, sweet and to the point. 140 characters (not words, not letters, characters) to say what you want to say to your followers.
  10. 10. Jennifer Fisher, Program Manager jfisher@fwchamber.org Graduate Retention Program Twitter: JenfisherfwBlog: www.generationalsoup.com www.fwchamber.org/grad

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