Finding Your Dream Career Through a Social Media Job Search


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Finding Your Dream Career Through a Social Media Job Search

  1. 1. Finding Your Dream Career Through a Social Media Job Search
  2. 2. The news stories are intimidating,especially during this holiday season:They imply that no one is hiring today. But this simply isn’t true. Byconducting a social media job search, you can land your dream career.
  3. 3. Yes, the competition for new jobs is fierce today; that’s what happens when there are roughly 13 millionunemployed U.S. residents looking for jobs at the same time. But thanks to social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, you can conduct your best job search, one designed to increase your odds of landing your best possible career.
  4. 4. Building Online Contacts
  5. 5. Thanks to social media sites, you can quickly reach out to everyone from former co-workers and bosses to former college professors, old classmates who happen to work inyour field, as well as friends and family members.
  6. 6. Any of these contacts, whom you canconnect quickly to through a Facebook post or a LinkedIn message, might know of a company nearby that is hiring, a co-worker who is leaving her job or a hiring manager looking toavoid the classifieds and interview only the most talented people in his field.
  7. 7. Such contacts are invaluable in yourefforts to search for a job. And making them is easier than ever thanks to social media sites.
  8. 8. The Professional Social Media Marketer
  9. 9. The key, though, is to conduct a social media job search that presents you in the most professional light possible.This means that you’ll have to clean upyour Facebook posts to make sure that you’re not bragging about yourdrinking prowess or complaining about your significant other’s persistent snoring.
  10. 10. It also means combing through past Tweets to make sure you haven’t disparaged anyone’s religion or government party. You never know when a flip Tweet will tick off theperson hiring for the position that’s perfect for your work skills.
  11. 11. A Social Media Job Search
  12. 12. If you’re looking for a new job or anew career, don’t forget to tap into the power of social media. Even a brief online exchange with your neighbor can yield results. That neighbor may deliver copier paper to an accounting firm that’s looking for someone with your skill sets. In today’s competitive job search, every connection matters.
  13. 13. If you need help mastering the intricacies of Facebook, LinkedIn, orTwitter, consider signing up for our Get Hired Boot Camp. Our careercounselors can provide you with plenty of tips to fuel your social media job search.
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