Make the most of social media in your job hunt
Twesumes? Twitterviews? These terms may sound strange but they’re part of the changing job search landscape.
Tweeting 140 character blurbs, updating your LinkedIn profile and ensuring Facebook photos are private are becoming effective ways to help land a job. Eighty-nine per cent of recruiters say they have made a hire through LinkedIn while 86 per cent of recruiters say they are likely to look at social media profiles.
“Make sure you’re there in the space and putting out some really good news about who you are,” says JR Shaw School of Business instructor Ray Bilodeau, who teaches a social media marketing class that has helped a number of students gain job leads, interviews and even careers, through social media. “Be discoverable.”
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