Using social media to find your next job means more than checking a company's Twitter account for a job opening.
You also need an online strategy for your job hunt. A plan that lets you make the most of the power of social media to find jobs online while presenting yourself in the most professional way possible.
What will Google say about you?
Too many job seekers today don't pay attention to what they've done and said online. And that's a problem. As many as 80% of companies admit checking out job candidates online.
Have you deleted those indiscreet photos from your cousin's wedding yet? (By all means, remove those pictures now).
But employers today do more than glance at your last few Facebook posts or Tweets. You can expect some hiring managers to comb through page after page of all your social media accounts, including that long forgotten MySpace page from high school.
Are you ready for that kind of scrutiny?
How will you stand out in a crowd of applicants?
Looking good online isn't just about your personal reputation. You have to think about your professional profile, too.
Do you regularly share industry news via LinkedIn? Do you blog about trends in your sector? Your competitors may do these things. Why don't you?
Create an online presence so good employers can't ignore you.
Many job candidates think paying attention to social media during a job search means taking down silly pictures. That's just the first step.
We can show you how to use social media to find and get a job you can love. This free, three-part course offers our best and most practical advice for how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels in your job search.
For 15 years at Mac's List we have run one of the largest and successful regional job boards in the country. And through our blog, podcast, events and books, we have helped thousands of creative people find rewarding, meaningful work.
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As the founder and publisher of Mac's List, I’ve been connecting people to rewarding work since 2001. Based in Portland, Oregon -- one of the country's most competitive job markets -- Mac's List is an online community for job seekers. We offer tools and actionable advice to people seeking meaningful work. Whether you are looking for your first job, a better job or just want to manage the direction of your career, Mac’s List offers the resources and connections you need to make it happen.
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