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Tips for Using Social Media for Business Job Searches

Looking for a job is no easy task; it’s a job in itself. A certain amount of time should be dedicated each week to looking for a job. Even though job seeking is tough, we have tools in today’s age that make it a lot easier. These tools don’t come in the form of a hammer or screwdriver, but in the form of social media. There are hundreds of tips when it comes to using social media for your personal use, but using it for a business job search can be a little different:

  1. Be on social media sites. LinkedIn is the top networking tool for professionals and has many tools. On the profile section of your page there is a place to put your education and work history, just like a resume. Today, more and more employers are turning to LinkedIn to find candidates, so being active can help you land a job. Consider joining the active Walsh College Alumni LinkedIn Group.
  2. View company Facebook pages. Companies may post about job openings which can lead to a new position. Also, viewing a company’s Facebook page will allow you to become more familiar with what they do and what they are all about, which can be critical during the interview process. The more you know about a company and their marketing strategies, the more valuable you can be to that company.
  3. Be careful about what you post. A good rule of thumb is don’t post anything you wouldn’t want known by the general public. You never know who may be looking. Anyone could potentially see your post, whether it is your mother or your potential employer. This could lead to consequences like being grounded or not being hired. Even though you think it’s private it may not be.
  4. Attend Webinars. Webinars can be very informative and helpful for business. Informational webinars can help teach you how to use different social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Becoming a social media expert can not only help you find a job, but also become an asset to the company you work for.

There are many more beneficial tips on social media to help you find a job in business. To attend free webinars, please visit walshcollege.edu/webinars.

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Derek Baker on June 14, 2013 at 01:28 pm

When it comes to researching the company I have found glassdoor.com to be a great resource to see what employees think of their own company. Just looking at the way the company presents themselves through the pictures they post on Facebook or videos on YouTube can give you an idea of the culture. LinkedIn is also useful because you can view current employees of the company work experience and background which can give you a better idea if you will be competitive in the recruitment process.

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