Six Social Media Job Search Tips

Searching for a new job?  Here are some tips and tools for making the best use of social media to land your next gig:

1)         Google your name to confirm that unflattering posts aren’t tied to your personal brand.  While you’re there, set up a Google Alert for your name.  It’s fast, easy, free – and worthwhile.

2)         Follow job-related hashtags on Twitter:  #hiring, #tweetmyjobs, #HR and #jobopening are just a few.  Tweeting your way to a new job?  Include the hashtag #hireme in your Tweet to obtain greater exposure.

3)         Remove inappropriate photos, posts and tags from your Facebook page.  Re-check your privacy settings too!

4)         Open a free account on Visual CVVisual CV offers  features that aren’t available on LinkedIn and focuses more on the job search – and less on professional networking.

5)         Connect on LinkedIn with employees of companies you’re targeting in your job search to get the inside scoop on job openings.

6)         Update, fine-tune and proofread your LinkedIn profile.  Recruiters and hiring managers scour LinkedIn profiles for prospective candidates.  Ensure that your profile is in top form!

Good luck with your search!

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