Social Media Jobs

Learn more how you can utilities each social media to your advantage in finding the job of your dreams.

Virtual networking and having

an online presence is important

for today’s job seeker.Social media is the

number one online activity

in the United States. This video will cover a

brief description of Twitter,

Linked. In, as well as Facebook. All three of those

are job search tools. Google yourself. If you have never

Googled yourself, you

should do that today.

Why?Because employers are

actually Googling you.You must know what they

are reading about you. Ideally, you want job

appropriate informationto come up rather than your

old My. Space account. For example, if you work

in the food industry and you

have a blog about your food,you want that blog to come up

so a possible employer willsee that you are

dedicated to your field. To tweet or not to

tweet, all about Twitter. What is Twitter?Well, Twitter is a real time

information network that

connects you to the latestinformation about what

you find interesting.

Next, at the heart of

Twitter are small bursts of

information called tweets.Each tweet is 140 characters

in length, so you have to sharea lot of information in

a very little space. Less is more, and

learning to be brief is

a very valuable skill. So, who uses Twitter?Actually, 7% of Americans

use Twitter today. There are 200 million

users worldwide. In comparison, Facebook has

more than 600 million users;

Linked. In has 100 million.

It is expected that that there

will be over 1 billion Twitter

users by the end of 2012.40% of all tweets are

made from mobile devices. And there are 460,000

new Twitter accounts

created each day. Twitter users are more educated

than the general population,they have higher incomes and

tend to be early adopters. Twitter, and how it

relates to your job search. There are three categories. The first one here is really

unique, it gives you accessto other professionals

in your field.

When you follow industry

leaders, you’ll know who

spends time with them,what conferences they

attend, and what they

think of the speakers,as well as what they’re

reading, and what

it is on their minds.This is great information

to leverage for your search. It also gives you credibility

and exposure, as well

as personal and professionalrelationships when you connect

to others in your industry. Third, it offers

you a place where you can

demonstrate your expertise,and share information in

a brief, concise manner,

as well as wisdom. This is the perfect if

you don’t have the time or

energy to create a blog. So, keep it brief. These are the unique

aspects of Twitter.

First, it is casual, and

immediate, and a great

place to meet informally.You will finds lots and

lots of different people on

Twitter, including CEO’s,top level executives,

hiring managers, recruiters,

and everyone in between. It’s the one stop shop

for your networking needs. You’ll be surprised

to find that stars in

your field, mentors,may follow you if you

reach out to them. Unlike Facebook, where it is

kind of creepy if you start to

friend people who are connectedto your other contacts, it

is acceptable, and expected,

to follow people on Twitterbecause another friend

or colleague is doing so. And, finally, it

forces you to be brief. Coming up with your Twitter

pitch is like coming

up with a short commercial.

What you have to offer in

140 characters or less willhelp you clarify your

value proposition.Remember, less is more. Facebook is not

just for friends. I’m assuming that most of

you have Facebook accounts,

so I won’t explain it. It’s important to know

that employers will look

up your Facebook profile. Make sure it is clean,

and you set your settings

to maximize your privacy. Do not post

inappropriate photos.

Let Facebook be a place where

you connect with friends, but

also a place you would be okaywith if your mom

or grandmother saw.Can Facebook help you

in your job search?The first one here

is very important. The best way that Facebook can

help you is by not hurting you. Putting up bad photos, obscene

language, bad behaviors on

Facebook is not recommended. Facebook is not designed

for job seekers. Just make sure that your

profile is appropriate. Linked.

In and Facebook

for professionals.Having a Linked. In profile is

essential for all job seekers. It is a great tool for

the deaf, because unlike

traditional networking,this tool evens

the playing field. Normally you would need an

interpreter to communicate

with the hearing world. With Linked. In you can

communicate directly,

and network yourself.

Have a photo, and fill out

your profile completely.How can Linked. In help

you with your job search?There are a variety of ways. You can look for jobs, research

different companies and lookat other people’s resumes or

professional backgrounds. You can post recommendations

on your profile from former

employers. You can expand your network

by having contacts introduceyou to other people that

they are linked in with. You can also obtain insider

information about a field by

joining a group related toyour profession, for example,

medical transcriptionists or

human resource professionals.

You can reach out to staff

at companies where you wantto work for informational

interviews.And, finally, watch

the Linked. In video

for more information. Social media is very popular. Make sure your online presence

is impressive so that employers

will want to hire you. You can utilize these social

media tools to promote

yourself to companies,show them your skills,

expertise, capabilities,and what kind of work

you can perform. .