Social Media, Social Networking, Web 2.0 – people throw these terms around and talk about how these tools can help you with your job search and improve your professional networks, but where do you start? In the following video, I offer my suggestions for what three sites you should check out if you’re new to using social media for job search. (The video is geared to college students and recent grads, but ANYONE interested in using social media for job search/networking purposes can benefit.)
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There are many resource available that describe how great a tool Twitter is for job search and networking, but there’s still understandable confusion about exactly HOW Twitter can be used. Further, there are so many Twitter applications that it can be frustrating just trying to figure out what interface will serve your particular needs. In this video, I highlight one application, Tweetdeck, and focus in on just a couple of it’s functions to demonstrate how it can be used to make your Twitter job search and networking more efficient. (Stay tuned for future videos on different Twitter applications and websites.)
Are you a passive job seeker? Proactive job search strategies are far more effective than passive ones. However, spending a lot of time on your job search doesn’t necessarily mean you are using proactive strategies. If you find yourself constantly having to wait for the employer to make the next move, you’re likely using passive job search strategies. Let’s have a closer look at some strategies that may appear, on the surface, to be proactive, but are in fact passive.
(I originally posted these tips on Twitter. @sweetcareers) Not sure where to start networking? Try starting with some informational interviews. College students have networks, too. But you’ll need to expand your network, and work to keep it active. Connect with your college’s alumni network by contacting Alumni Relations. Also see if your alums have a LinkedIn group which is especially […]