Job seekers who are not taking advantage of social media tools could be missing out on opportunities. According to Jobvite’s 6th Annual Social Recruiting Survey, employers and recruiters use or plan to use social media to fill positions.
Perhaps you are skeptical about how social media use can improve your chances to land a new job. After all, the traditional media never hesitate to showcase people who make mistakes using Facebook and Twitter, causing them to lose their employment. It’s likely you’ve barely even heard of Google+; what can this network possibly offer job seekers?
No doubt, you’ve already heard that networking is the best way to find a job? Luckily, social networking tools, such as Twitter, allow job seekers to redefine networking. Can you find a job on Twitter?
Thanks to CIPHR for this info graphic. I loved that it includes suggestions I always give job seekers and business owners about how to use keywords in social media profile bios! Enjoy! The Ultimate Social Media Guide to Getting a Job [Infographic] by the team at CIPHR
Is Facebook helpful for job search? I answered some questions for a reporter from Newsweek.