Social Media and the Job Search

Social media is fast becoming a powerful presence in our professional interactions. Social networks are a big part of this medium and dramatically impact how we connect with colleagues, navigate job searches, and market our brands. Social networks are a great addition to your career toolbox. Use them in conjunction with other traditional job search tools to create a well-rounded approach.

Top Three Social Networks

Use these links to learn more about how the top three social networks can help you to expand and enhance your career network:

Students - Get Started With LinkedIn
LinkedInJobs Overview
LinkedIn Webinars for Job Seekers
Writing LinkedIn Profiles:Strengthening Your Online Professional Presence - Learn how to improve your presence on LinkedIn and increase your chances of being noticed by recruiters. (October 21, 2013)

31 Twitter Tips: How to use Twitter Tools, Forbes
Finding a Job Using Twitter, Columbia University

Facebook Basics
Facebook Professional Network: BranchOut

Manage and Monitor Your Online Presence

Always maintain a professional online presence. Employers use social networks to search for top talent, but also to conduct background checks and screen potential candidates. Be aware of what you post and what others post about you on any social network.

How to Develop a Professional Online Presence
Stay Safe Online
Vizibility Online Identity Calculator


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