Infographic: Social Job Search

Here’s a little something you may or may not know about me (depending on how long you’ve known me for): I spent a chunk of my career as an employment counsellor. Yep. Resumes, interviews, networking, resources, I worked with people to help them to find work.

To say that the world of work search is changing as much as the world of marketing is an understatement. Social Media is responsible for turning everything upside-down.

First and foremost, if you are looking for a job, you need to be on LinkedIn. Many HR departments are skipping posting jobs and instead, getting professional accounts on LinkedIn and using it as a head-hunting resource. If you’re not looking for a job, you should still have an active account on LinkedIn, and be trying to build it up as much as you can. We live in uncertain times, and it is far better to have a network you can mobilize at a moment’s notice should the unthinkable happen, than to have to start to build it from scratch (check out this interview with my friend, and LinkedIn Guru, Kevin Knebl, for more info).

And check out this fascinating infographic, while you’re at it. Anyone out there gotten a job via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn? I’d love to hear your story.

Social Job Search
Created by: MBA Online

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Rebecca Coleman

Social Media Marketing Strategist, Blogger, Author, Teacher, Trainer. Passionate foodie, mom to Michael, fueled by Americanos. I love my bike. Soon-to-be cookbook author. Localvore with a wanderlust.

Comments 5

  1. Hey Rebecca, I think I just got a job through Twitter and used a link to my Linkedin profile as a resume until I could get home and give them my ‘official’ copy.

    I’m still in discussions right now, but I’ll give you more details and let you know how it goes in the next couple of weeks.

  2. Hi Rebecca… interesting article and yes… the power of social media is definitely a real thing right now where i don’t think it’s going away – ever… i’d be also interested in hearing more about how this medium can support one’s own business – in creating our own economy… and not just relying on the j.o.b…. appreciation.. w

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