Job Search Using Social Media
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Rapid growth in the use of social media has extended to the job search marketplace. Employers know that potential candidates use this online medium on an everyday basis – and candidates are comfortable with the whole social media concept and what it can do.
Keep your eyes peeled for employers who use social media job links – as well as the links available via this website. At Cooper Lomaz, we’re great believers in the power of social media, so read on – and find out more!
Social media – It’s just the job!
Although Twitter and Facebook are currently the two ‘big boys’ in social media, LinkedIn is the most important player when it comes to professional and business use. If you’re involved with job search, it will certainly pay off to look beyond Twitter and Facebook. LinkedIn is a ‘must have’ presence when it comes to job search – and in the social media spectrum, blogging is also an important tool for raising your online profile.
Anyone can set up a blog for free with people like Blogger or Wordpress. The great thing about having a blog is its amazing flexibility. You can tailor your message to position yourself as someone involved in a specific sector of the jobs market and, with search engine rankings in mind, the keywords and ‘tags’ you use can reflect this.
A relatively recent development is the way that all social media can now interact. With your blog as the ‘hub’ of your job search activity, you can link with your other social media sites to make sure that a blog post, a ‘tweet’ on Twitter or an addition to Facebook or LinkedIn are all seen right across the board.
Of course, you’ll have to focus on the methods available to reach the widest audience, but if you treat your social media activity as a ‘fun’ project, you will likely be surprised by the serious returns on the time invested!
To start you off on your social media job search, we’ve included some useful links below (in addition to the thousands of other links you’ll find on the web).
LinkedIn for Beginners – Read Here
Job Seekers Guide to LinkedIn – Watch Video Here
Ten Ways to use Facebook to find a Job - Read Here
Job Seekers Guide to Facebook – Watch Video Here
Ten Tips for Job Seekers using Twitter – Read More
Job Seekers Guide to Twitter – Watch Video Here
Job Seekers Guide to Blogging – Watch Video Here
To find out more about using social media to maximise the effectiveness of your job search and planning, contact us today.