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Social Media and Job Hunting


Many employers now have a social media presence for recruitment purposes, often managed by employees or graduates themselves. This gives you a great opportunity to post a question on their Facebook page or leave a comment or question on the company blog and get a real, honest answer from someone who has the inside knowledge!

Some recommended resources are:

Facebook: www.facebook.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com
Google+: www.plus.google.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com
ZoomInfo: www.zoominfo.com

If you are going to contact a prospective employer on social media, keep in mind how you want to be perceived. For example, what does your profile picture say to the recruiter or prospective employer? And how does the language and tone you use in your message reflect your personality? Keep in mind that prospective employers may be looking at your profile in the same way as you are looking at theirs. Are you comfortable with what they would see? One out of three employers surveyed rejected candidates based on something posted in their online social media profiles.