Social Media

Social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used by individuals today to assist with their job search and to build their network of contacts.  How you use these tools is important.  You want to make sure you're representing yourself well online.  "Your Google results are your new resume", according to Dick Bolles.  One study showed that as high as 90% of recruiters Google their candidates, and 26% eliminated candidates based upon their online findings (ExecuNet).  Thus, be aware of your "e-footprint".  If used responsibly, though, these tools have the capability to significantly help you in your job search.

Social Media Career Articles
• CareerBuilder
Social Media's Role in the Job Search
• MonsterCollege
5 Smart Steps on Twitter
• TIME Business
Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job
Clean Up Your Social Media Identity (Copyright (c) 2012 by College Recruitment Media, Inc., Geneva, IL)

LinkedIn (visit site)
What is LinkedIn?
A short video offering a helpful overview of LinkedIn.
How to Join LinkedIn – A helpful video on how to create an account as a new user.

Additional LinkedIn Information:
LinkedIn for Students
LinkedIn's tip sheets and videos created specifically for students.
Navigating Your LinkedIn Homepage – A helpful video for a new user navigating his/her homepage on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Jobs for Students and Recent Graduates
LinkedIn General Help Center Page
Top 10 Online Job Hunting Tips & Top 5 Profile Tips for LinkedIn

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