Connect - Social Networking
Investigating and joining social networking groups in your field of interest will help you make new connections, learn of employment opportunities, and stay current on industry trends and news during your period of job search. This section provides a l... more
Facebook is primarily a vehicle for keeping in touch with your family and friends, but it can also be a job-search ally. Plus, since employers increasingly use Facebook to research potential applicants, your page gives you another opportunity to portra... more
The power of the Internet has taken our traditional concepts of personal networks and relationship groups and expanded it exponentially. The ability to find literally a world of people with common interests is now at our fingertips. However, getting s... more
LinkedIn is the premier professional social networking tool. More than 80 million members, executives from all fortune 500 companies, and 180+ industries use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, opportunities, and recruit talent.
According to Jobvite's 2013 social recruiting survey, more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find job candidates.
Potential employers will look at a job seeker's online presence and determine whether they are worthy of an interview.
Your network needs to be deep and diverse.
Because so many people now use social networking to look for a job, it is very difficult to stand out.
If you are going unnoticed on LinkedIn, try applying Search Engine Optimization techniques.
Are you using social media actively or passively in your job search?
LinkedIn now provides another way to connect with other professionals.
Recruiters use the Groups feature on LinkedIn to search for possible employees.
This new feature allows users to search for volunteer opportunities that require particular skill sets.
If you want to be found on LinkedIn, you must do these things.
Today, more recruiters and hiring managers are using social networking tools to find job candidates.
With today's technology, anyone can check you out online, including recruiters and hiring managers.
In both 2012 and 2011, the word was creative; in 2013 the most overused buzzword was responsible.
When hiring managers are researching potential employees, they often compare the person's LinkedIn profile against their resume.
Just because we can always stay connected, doesn't mean we have to.
LinkedIn is a great resource for job seekers, and here's another reason why.
There are ways to use social media to your advantage in your job search.
No matter if you are an active or passive job seeker, your LinkedIn profile should contain your resume.
If you want to stand out online, you have to offer people a reason to trust your expertise.
HootSuite is a dashboard that helps you create an online presence to show your passion and professionalism.
Although Twitter should be fun, job seekers must find balance between their personal and professional tweets.
Since so many recruiters and employers search for candidates online, effectively putting yourself out there is essential when looking for a job.
Today's businesses are using social media sites to learn more about potential employees, so be sure your online presence is not making your job search more difficult.
Facebook provides a new graph search add-on to help recruiters find potential employees.
In today's tech savvy world, major companies are using social media as a hiring tool.
Online job seekers have many options to help them find their dream job, but many have not considered Twitter Chats.
In today's online world, even your personal status updates aren't safe from the eyes of a recruiter.
There are over 200 million users on LinkedIn, so how can you stand out?
If you have a Twitter account and a resume, then you already have the majority of your Twesume completed.
Graph Search is a way to explore Facebook's wide array of information about people, which could ultimately help you in your job search.
In today's job market, there are many ways to look for employment, but social recruiting is more likely to get you hired.
It's not enough to just join and set up a profile, you must also be visible on LinkedIn.
Facebook has added a fully discoverable “professional skills” option to its user profiles.
As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door.
The key to being found on LinkedIn, is having a profile that works.
If you are unemployed and developing your LinkedIn Profile, there's no need to panic or become overly creative.
LinkedIn professional headlines are important because they are one of the first things others see when they search the site, so make sure yours is an attention grabber.
In the world of jobs, LinkedIn can be a very useful job search tool.
If you are trying to launch an effective job search campaign on Twitter, a few calculated steps will be invaluable.
What if there were a way to land an awesome job without ever feeling trapped in some sort of job-seekers purgatory?
When you are trying to expand your network on LinkedIn by connecting with people outside your friends and co-workers, you need to be very careful.
The Internet is transforming our workplace, which means there are endless possibilities for job seekers.
Many recruiters and employers use LinkedIn to source active and passive candidates for their searches. And their searches usually return thousands of results.
You want to be memorable, genuine, sincere, likable, maybe even the real deal, but you don’t want to divulge too much personal stuff.
Creating and customizing a blog will help set you apart from other candidates and give you that added edge in finding a job.
LinkedIn has some very specific guidelines about what may, and may not, go into that uber-important name field.
Are you making the most out of your LinkedIn profile?
Your LinkedIn Headline is arguably the most important piece of real estate within your Profile.
Making connections with recruiters through Twitter can be very beneficial to your job search, as long as they are targeted connections.
Do you know what an employer will find if they search your name online? You should, or it could cost you that job.
Professionals can now use the LinkedIn profile to help showcase their unique stories in a visual way.
LinkedIn has been busy this year releasing changes to its search capabilities, job hunt features, and more.
Facebook offers suggestions to each user about Fan Pages they may like, and nowadays it seems every company has one to be offered.
If you think your LinkedIn profile is just an online resume, think again.
Many job seekers don't realize how many people there are on Twitter that offer employment advice.
When recruiters decide to look for you online, make sure your LinkedIn profile represents who you are.
Many job seekers would like to connect with a recruiter or potential employer through LinkedIn, but don't know if this is appropriate.
Trying to get attention with your LinkedIn profile? It’s easier than you think – especially if you’ve employed a strong keyword strategy.
Many employers consider your online persona to be more representative of who you are.
Ogilvy Social has created this Infographic to help explain why your LinkedIn profile is (or is not) being seen by employers.
Facebook and LinkedIn are great places to find your next job.
On the heals of Facebook's search overhaul, LinkedIn has also revamped its search feature.
Once you've created your LinkedIn profile, evaluate whether or not it is working to help you find a job.
Are you familiar with LinkedIn endorsements? Want to maximize your chance of attracting the attention of employers?
LinkedIn is the largest and most current database of business professionals in the world, so take time to understand how to use it to your advantage.
In the age of social media, we have countless outlets for job searching. When thinking of these job searching tools, do you also consider using Twitter?
The Internet has changed the way we do many things in our lives, including job searching. However, if you don't approach it correctly, you could become overwhelmed.
As a job seeker, you have no better resource than your personal network when looking for a job. Facebook is taking it one step further with their new Graph Search.
The term "social resume" refers to digital enhancements made to a traditional paper or PDF resume, and they are beginning to gain traction.
One of the most efficient ways to find a job online without visiting numerous online job sites is to narrow down your online jobs search using a search engine.
Many job seekers feel that clicking the "follow" or "connect" button is all that has to be done when networking online.
If you are a job seekers using LinkedIn, be sure to use one of its most power aspects, Groups.
Your job search will be much easier if you have a career network in place.
Many times, recruiters aren’t going to job boards to look for qualified candidates; they are simply typing the skills, areas of expertise, and specific qualifications into a search engine and then contacting the candidates who pop up.
Networking is about establishing and maintaining a relationship with someone before you ask for help, and the rules don’t change just because it is not face-to-face.
Social Media is no longer the same old, same old, according to these experts.
Here are some things job seekers can post about to let their network know they are in the job market.
Creating a LinkedIn profile is only effective if you know what NOT to do.
Social media is a powerful tool. When looking for a job, follow these rules to make sure you are using it to its full potential.
Networking ranks as the number one way to find a job, according to Right Management.
Today's job market is very competitive. Job seekers must be creative in order to get noticed.
With all of the social media available out there today, where should job seekers begin?
Watch this video to learn about the new Facebook app, BranchOut.
There is talk of Facebook launching a job search platform. This addition could blur the lines between personal and professional, making job seekers unsure of how to balance the two distinctions.
Connect with peers and leaders in your industry via the exchange of quick and frequent posts of 140 characters or less. "Following" others will help you stay abreast of what's happening in your industry, and "tweeting" will let others know what's going ... more
Read about five ways Pinterest is being used as a job search and career development tool.
By using LinkedIn, it’s easier than ever to find recruiters who specialize in your field.
As a generation, millennials have an advantage when it comes to searching online for job opportunities.
Social media marketing jobs in the US are expected to explode to higher levels in 2013, meaning tens of thousands of new jobs will open up.
These hilarious blunders make for a perfect list of what not to do on your favorite social networking site, lest it cost you your job.
Underemployment, despite its advantages over unemployment, is an issue not to be overlooked. According to Gallup data, 18.1% of U.S. adults in the workforce are underemployed, while one in three young adults are underemployed.
Here are five ways to show you’re a valuable professional without telling everyone you’re on the hunt.
Just as it’s revolutionized everything from grocery shopping to travel, social and digital media have had an enormous effect on the job hunt.
Jackalope Jobs helps job seekers by sorting through their social networks to pinpoint valuable connections.
Think you know all there is to know about LinkedIn? Here are 5 things you might have missed.
Here are nine suggestions for successfully networking your way to a job.
Between current economic conditions and the technological evolution of the Internet, the traditional approach most job seekers have taken in the past is no longer viable.
It's a good bet that your next employer will look for talent on LinkedIn. Here are some tips to maximize the likelihood a recruiter with the perfect job contacts you first.
Facebook and Twitter sites have become more popular resources to be utilized by potential employers. Check out this article to see exactly what they're looking for.
Use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to network your way into a job.
An increasing number of employers are doing pseudo-background checks on prospective employees by seeing what’s online about their candidates. Here's a checklist for monitoring your online image.
Build an online presence that impresses recruiters and hiring managers.
When you find something you like on the web, you have a lot of options for deciding how you want to share it. Pinterest is a new social network that allows you to share by "pinning" things on your very own online pinboard.
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, just got a wider reach — and it wants to be in front of your face for more of the day.
According to research conducted by Innerscope Research, young digital natives switch media every two minutes.
This Infographic shows cities around the country that have the highest volume of Social Media jobs. It also covers a breakdown of job titles and their salary ranges.
Here’s a roundup of 20 unsung Internet resources that could help you land your dream job. Some are general and others pertain to certain industries, but all are valuable options to boost your social networking (and your career prospects).
Employers asking for social networking credentials? The legality is a little merky. Washington State Senator introduces a bill to make the law more clear cut.
Here are five tips on how to maximize LinkedIn Mobile for your own social purposes.
Before you go pasting on nametags three times a week, take a couple of lesson in stealth networking.
Today's employers are using social networks to source and hire candidates. Therefore, relationships you build can be invaluable in your job search.
With almost 500 million users sharing an endless supply of information, Twitter is an ideal way to connect with other professionals and get career advice. Here are some choice tweeters who can help you on your way.
The popularity of picture-based service Pinterest also makes it an increased target for scams, according to one online security expert.
Everything is mobile these days, and your job search should not be the exception. Here are 5 apps to help you job search on the go.
LinkedIn created a mobile site so that you can connect with its 135 millinon users. Here are 5 tips for using the mobile site.
Read this article to find smarter ways to use social media in order to boost your social standing online.
Here are 5 ways to use the new Facebook to your advantage when job searching.
Even though job search networking is one of the most successful ways to find a new job, it can sound intimidating and sometimes seems a little bit scary. It doesn't have to be.
Between current economic conditions and the technological evolution of the Internet, the traditional approach most job seekers have taken in the past is no longer viable.
Should You Use One Profile or Separate Personal and Professional Accounts? Here are some options for using social networking sites for personal and professional use.
One of the most important parts of LinkedIn is your profile. Here are tips for how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the crowd.
LinkedIn isn't just a way to keep track of where old coworkers are working nowadays, it's a tool that can help you navigate your job search.
Protecting yourself online is imperative when navigating the Internet and engaging in everyday online activites.
Here are some additional resources to help you land your next job!
LinkedIn has become an integral part of any job search. If you don't use it, you should.
Google Plus has taken the Internet by storm. The latest numbers say 13% of U.S. adults have already signed up for the service and, in a year, that number could reach 22%; making Google Plus the number two social media network.
Monster's professional networking app, BeKnown, is now available for mobile.
Social media, also referred to as social recruiting, is on the rise. And if you're not familiar with it, you had better get to know it soon.
Now you can connect professionally on Facebook without mixing business and friends.
To help you develop your personal network, use personal branding.
Facebook is the king of social networking but it's more than sharing photos, playing games, and keeping in touch with friends and family. Here's how having an account can help you find employment.
In addition to keeping up with friends and colleagues, Facebook can be used as a powerful job search and professional networking tool. If you haven't already done so, consider creating an account.
Do you have an online resume or portfolio? If not, there are numerous options online. One option, especially if you'd like to upload samples of your work is VisualCV.
FaceBook, in addition to being great for social networking can be used (carefully!) as another tool in your job search. One way to start is by exploring some of their applications (apps).
The premier professional networking tool. More than 80 million members, executives fronm all fortune 500 companies, and 180+ industries use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities, and recruit talent.
Video (1:55) -- LinkedIn is the leading online professional networking tool. Learn what LinkedIn is all about in this short piece from their official library.
Job seekers need to be mindful of the fact that there are actually two Internets: the easily visible one you access via searching Google and other search engines, and the deep Internet, also known asinvisible web or the underweb.
Social media explained in a fun, easy way.
Social Media guru Chris Brogan's eBook on maximizing social media in the job search.
Video from www.JimStroud.com discusses how to manage your online reputation.
The Official LinkedIn YouTube Channel.
For the most visibility, make sure your LinkedIn profile is 100% complete.
Tutorial for setting up and maximizing your LinkedIn profile.
Tips on using LinkedIn for job search.
Lawyer Oren Saltzman talks about how some human resource personnel go to a person's social networking site to learn more about them.
Personalized Job Search with Facebook Integration
Maximize your job search with Facebook.
Job Search 2.0 Using Social Media of Find a Job: FaceBook.
SimpleyHired.com says that half of all hires are made through referrals. Their video shows you how to use their integration with Facebook to leverage your friends to find a job.
Howcast video explains how to use Twitter.
Short, fun video explains Twitter.
CommonCraft.com video explains how to use Twitter's search feature.
"Twit talk" can be confusing, but it's really very simple. This video explains "hash tags" and how you can use them to interact with others and do effective searches.
Twitter job search engine provides recruiters the fastest way to connect with qualified candidates - online or on-the-go.
Twitter job site with over 1.5 million tweets per month. Also features an iPhone app.
Site for using Twitter as a tool in your job search.
MyVetwork enables members to view, create and share short video narratives created "by vets for vets" aimed at helping others.
Showcase Your Skills & Talents With Video, Audio, Images, & Text
Share your survivor skills, build a community, record your journey and enjoy the resources. Ability to upload videos, photos, and stories.
The online community for BOOMers!
Leveraging social media is your best way to market your services as a freelancer. Social media/marketing guru Chris Brogan shares "starter moves" for Freelancers.
Today's entrepreneurs MUST leverage social media for their businesses. Social Marketing/Media guru Chris Brogan shares "starter moves" for Entrepreneurs.
Focusing on a few sites is the more manageable way to use the internet for networking . But if you need more, or are looking for something different, visit Wikipedia's comprehensive list of social media websites.