How Can Job Seekers Use Social Media To Land A Job?


Here is how you can use the following Social Media sites to help you with your job search:

LinkedIn: 
#1 Update your skills section, this will help you show up in more searches.
#2 Search your contacts, reach out to those who work at your target companies
#3 Ask for dozens of referrals.  These will strengthen your profile significantly

YouTube
#1 Create a video resume
#2 Create videos speaking about your specialty
#3 Subscribe to Channels of companies you are interested in, and engage

Facebook
#1  Post a status update letting people know you are job searching
#2 Invite people to connect with you on LinkedIn
#3 Post your video resume

Twitter
#1 Follow all companies job accounts that you are interested in, and engage
#2 Link your YouTube videos and LinkedIn page to job-seeking tweets
#3 Routinely search #Jobs to see what jobs are being posted on twitter

Best Jobs Sites
#1 Monster.com – Always has a large number of positions in every area
#2 LinkedIn – Quickly becoming number one.
#3 TheLadders.com – If you are searching for 100K+ Jobs

I hope that helps.  Good Luck out there!

Todd Hagopian

Please follow the conversation on quora.com:  http://www.quora.com/How-can-job-seekers-use-social-media-to-find-their-next-job/answer/Todd-Hagopian

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About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)

Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!

Posted on September 23, 2011, in Business Strategy, Social Media and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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