Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search, Part One

Lots of talk swirls around about using social media to maximize your job search, but how do you actually use it to enhance your search?

  1. Let your network of friends know you’re looking. If you’re in a situation where you can make your job search public, let your friends and acquaintances on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn know you’re looking for a job. You’re more likely to find a connection to a good opportunity through those you know than any other way.
  2. Make your Facebook profile private. Take a minute to make your profile private so you’re not over sharing with potential employers.
  3. Find information about hiring managers before sending your resume. Check out LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook for information about those who do the hiring at the companies you’re interested in. Tailor your resume and cover letter to reflect their interests and passions.
  4. Hyperlink your resume. Not only is your URL another way the employers can contact you, but it also shows your social media abilities, which are another asset you possess.

Watch for more ideas in our next post.

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