How to Find a Job Using Social Media

by Krantcents · 19 comments

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Have you ever thought of using social media to find a job? You can use social media to advertise, demonstrate your skills, accomplishments, values and professionalism in an interesting creative way. Use social media to extend your network and turn it into a targeted campaign to make connections. Social media is just one part of your job search campaign. What is your strategy to find a job? 

Use Social Media To Improve Your Job Search
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Final thoughts

The job search process has changed! You should still create a resume, prepare for interviews and network to find work, but the process has changed. You can use technology such as social media to enhance your ability to network more effectively.  Yes, the best way to find a job is still networking, but you can use technology to put or keep your name out there to hiring managers. You still need to research who you should target, showcase your skills and accomplishments and make a connection.   Have you ever thought of using social media to find a job?

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Money Beagle June 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

Every time I’ve looked for a job, it’s been different than the time before. Whether it be resume length, areas (like an Objective), requirements for submission, how to locate jobs, etc., it’s always different. It should be no surprise that social media is now so prevalent, given how that has interjected itself into so many aspects of our lives.

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Krantcents June 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

Resumes should always be accomplishment oriented (focused). Social media just gives you more access to people you may not know. Social media is one of the required skills in the work world!

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Poor Student June 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Thanks for sharing! Some employers even let prospective employees apply to a job posting through LinkedIn, so I’ve been slowly revamping my LinkedIn account to make it more professional and appealing.

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Krantcents June 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

In this highly competitive environment, we need to use every possible solution.

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Nik @ Midlife Finance June 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

I’ve tried using social media to find a job. I once landed a job through social media. What I do is just follow their social media accounts and wait for updates especially for job vacancies.

I found one from one of the updates and I sent them my resume through email. I was invited for an interview a week after sending my resume and the process continued, etc.

Luckily, the result is that I got the job.

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Krantcents June 21, 2014 at 9:25 am

Whenever you can find job openings before evrone else, you have a better shot at getting the job. Congratulations.

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Kylie Ofiu June 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I have been offered quite a few jobs through social media. It surprised me the first time. I have been offered positions through LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter mostly.

Job hunting has definitely changed a lot since I first got a job!

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Krantcents June 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm

The absolute best opportunities are when you are not looking or expecting anything!

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Marie @ Great Passive Income Ideas June 23, 2014 at 4:45 am

I can say that using a social media in finding a job really plays a big role. I have lots of friends that found their job on social media, especially on Facebook, they saw a job posted on their and applied immediately.

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Krantcents June 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

It is the new form of networking! You cannot ignore the new technology or think it is just for social reasons.

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Holly@ClubThrifty June 23, 2014 at 5:10 am

I’ve read articles recently that have said most people connect with a new job through social media sites like LinkedIn. It’s a lot more commonplace now than it used to be.

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Krantcents June 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

Social media has made networking or connecting a lot easier.

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debt debs June 23, 2014 at 4:08 pm

I get a number of people contacting me through linked in. Prefer to keep Facebook for friends, although I do have a lot of current and former work associates on there.

The world is so small these days, it’s not surprising that these social media tools are being used this way. I’ve heard that anyone hoping to get hired in a police force should delete their Facebook account. Not gonna happen if you have one.

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Krantcents June 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I find it interesting how social media is so much more than just keeping up with your friends.

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Kerrie Peacock June 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I’ve had several friends who have found new jobs thanks to LinkedIn, it’s definitely becoming the more popular job search option.

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Krantcents June 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Social media has become much more of a resource for job search and just linkedin.

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Krantcents June 25, 2014 at 8:12 am

Thanks, I commented on your website. Social media has made it much easier to maintain networking and target a job search too.

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