Using Social Networks for a Job Search

The following are links to articles, tips and resources related to how to use various social networks for a job search.

US News  ”  The Wall Street Journal reported this week that companies are decreasing their reliance on job boards and refocusing their recruiting efforts by using employee referral programs and social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. ”

EXTRA! Excellent Slideshow by US News on using social networks to find work here and how to utilize Twitter for job search here

WBJournal.com ” Fifty-eight percent of employers have hired through social media networks, and most, 89 percent, use LinkedIn.”

Investors Business Daily ” If you’re tapping a recruiter to find a job, anticipate his toughest questions. Show how you boosted sales and profits in past jobs, overcame challenges or united your team around top goals.”

SFGate ” For instance, if someone you are following is “tweeting” about looking for an expert, you can reply back saying that you’re interested or retweet the message to someone you know who could help. ”

Lalawag offers advice from a social media strategist for job seekers.  ” As companies such as LinkedIn look to monetize users, they will continue to take steps to decide what information is easily available to their users. Having a personal website is the best way to control and manage a successful online presence. ”

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