Introduction“For time and the world do notstand still. Change is the law oflife. And those who look only tothe past or the present arecertain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy
Why I Selected this Topic All in a position to look for a job September unemployment rate 9.1%(National Unemployment Summary) 14.1 million workers idled
Networking 60-75% of jobs are obtained through referral or networking (Gordon) LinkedIn is most useful (Schawbel) job seekers and recruiters are using the site
Businesses Using Social 89% of Networkingemployers use social Not Using Social networking Networking (Swallow) Increases need to use sites
Resume Brief summary an employer highly considers in the hiring process Resume writing styles on social networking sites Survey found that 43 percent of HR professionals judge that eventually it will be likely that online profiles will someday replace resumes (Blair)
Avoiding Downsides Remove pictures, content, or links that are inappropriate Update profile(s) regularly to emphasize latest accomplishments Consider blocking questionable posts Avoid joining groups that employers may disapprove of Consider setting the profile to private (Havenstein)
Summary Social media has changed networking, businesses, resumes Suggestions to avoid negative aspects Overall: social media has many advantages and increases chances of getting a job
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