The social media basics to improve your job search

Job SearchHere is a good piece that I wanted to share with you about the basics of social media related to your job search:

http://mashable.com/2012/05/31/advice-for-new-grads/.

We all know that we should watch what we post on social media sites. You should Google yourself to see what your online footprint is and clean up what you can. Keep in mind and understand that you can’t clean up everything, so watch what you post in the first place! One thing I disagree with in the article is this advice about Linkedin:

“And of course, there’s LinkedIn, which every grad in today’s job market should consider joining.”

I don’t think using LinkedIn is optional. With some employers reporting that up to 80% of their recruiting is done through LinkedIn, it’s not something you want to miss out on. Create your LinkedIn profile now, even before you graduate, and keep it active. It’s not an option; it’s a critical tool in your job search.

I hope this is helpful to you. If you’d like more help with your job search, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Hallie Crawford
Dream Job Coach

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