Social Media Job Hunt

With the rise of LinkedIn and Twitter in the past year and more companies involved in social media, the job hunting game has changed. Today, it’s not only about who you know, but who you “follow.”

As more companies use social networks to recruit, the search becomes easier. Sometimes jobs come to you! But how do you attract them to your profile?

“Actively leverage networks you have on social media channels. Don’t just post a profile on Facebook or LinkedIn… update your profile regularly, reach out to your network consistently, keep active, and respond to other people’s requests for information,” suggests Jill Smart, Chief Human Resources, Officer at Accenture. You can also expand your social media network while getting your EMBA by connecting with professors and classmates.

Subscribe to industry blogs to keep up with trends and advertise your brand by tweeting daily and using hashtags (i.e. #techjobs), says Plus, join one of the top 10 social sites for finding a job, including Jobster and Simply Hired’s Plaxo.

85 percent of jobs are filled from word of mouth. “Use LinkedIn for targeting people at companies you want to work for and get into conversations.” Seek job advice, potential openings or more information about the company from current employees says The News Tribune. suggests job hunting in 140 characters or less. Set up a Twitter account, write a brief bio outlining your goals and skills, upload a professional photo, follow recruiters and enter a link to your online resume.

Bonus PINK Link: Been a while since you were last on the job hunt? No sweat. Here’s a refresher course.

By Muriel Vega

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

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