Category Archives: Social Media

Job Board Review: JobsMiner

JobsMiner.comSome time ago, I reviewed one of my favorite job aggregators, Indeed.com on Lawrence University Career Service’s blog. Almost as long ago, I shared a series of videos showing how to use Twitter for job search. That was three years ago, and social media sites like Twitter have come a long way in their roles in the job search sphere. As a job seeker, you know that you can turn to job aggregators like Indeed.com to scour major job sites for opportunities. But what about all the opportunities shared via social media? Hundreds of jobs are shared on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs. Today, relative newcomer, JobsMiner, combines the search capability of a job aggregator with the ubiquity of social media, allowing you to find jobs and internships that have been posted through social sites.

Here’s how JobsMiner describes itself: “JobsMiner (www.jobsminer.com) scans any wording on the leading social networks, blogs, and forums and translates the job postings into easily searchable items on their search engine. So, if you posted something to your Facebook wall (as “Public”) and it had the keywords that the system determined to be a job posting, it would show that posting in the search results in real-time. JobsMiner is a much easier way to find jobs, wherever they are on social networks. It’s also free.” (more…)

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Stop Being Lost in the Crowd – Capture the Hiring Manager’s Attention with a Branded LinkedIn Profile

Guest Author: Jessica has a true passion for the job seeker, evidenced by her desire to share everything she can with everyone she can about resume writing and interviewing.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Is your LinkedIn profile a verbatim recreation of your resume? Or is it a unique and complementary representation of you and your job search? I know a plethora of job seekers who simply cut and paste their resumes right into their LinkedIn profiles. Let me tell you why this is NOT the best job search strategy. I’ll also tell you how to capture the hiring manager’s attention and—potentially—the interview.

1. If you’re putting your LinkedIn profile address on your resume, then you can expect employers to go there (You are putting this on your resume, right? Please tell me you’re including this on your resume!). So instead of just repeating what they’ve already just read, give them something new, inspiring, and something that makes them want to connect. Hiring managers don’t just hire skills—they hire personalities. Let them see part of yours—and make it shine.
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Guest Post: Job Searching and Social Media

Guest Author: Jennifer Carpenter, Junior Copywriter
Website: www.cheezhead.com
If you’re in the process of a job search right now, you know there are many roads you can follow on your quest for success.

Perhaps the latest and most innovative trend is searching for jobs via social media sites. While there are differing opinions out there as to whether or not this approach is the most effective, using social social media sites allows job seekers to network, which is one of the most important steps to finding employment.
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