Social Media and the Job Search

Social media is 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.

How To Effectively Use Social Media in Your Job Search, UB School of Management
45 Things to Do on Social Media to Find Jobs, the Muse
How Social Media Can Help (or Hurt) You In Your Job Search, Forbes
Is your social media presence hurting your job search?, CIO
Compare & Contrast: LinkedIn & Facebook, Diffen

LinkedIn

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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.

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Stay Safe Online

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