If you have been keeping up with the industry, then you already know that social media is the latest and greatest forum arts, sports, fashion, cosmetic makeovers, and jobs… yes, jobs!  Social media is at the intersection of technology and human interaction. We are gradually shifting to websites which offer the opportunity for greater human interaction. Typical recruiting is a thing of the past (just like pagers).  Statistics reveal that more employers look to locates candidates and hire the latest asset to their business based on social media recruiting.  Social media is a talent pipeline.

SOURCE:  https://www.job-hunt.org/social-networking/social-media.shtml

In business and the private sectors, social networking is at a fury right now, in business and in private life. Employers is using social media to find qualified applicants, often a faster and cheaper method of identifying good job candidates than posting a job. Even before you sit down at your first interview, social media is used to helps recruiters gain a clearer picture of who you. They also pick up clues about your personality and how you might fit into their corporate culture.  According to www.job-hunt.org, employers look to social media to find out your history.  Here are some of the things potential employers look to social media for:

  • How well you communicate (your spelling, punctuation, and grammar as well as your ability to clearly communicate ideas).
  • Your work history and education.
  • Your industry knowledge.
  • Your use of alcohol.
  • Your use of illegal substances.
  • Your use of profanity.
  • How you spend your non-work time.

FACEBOOK is the world’s largest social network.  Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.

LINKEDIN is the professional social network preferred by most employers. LinkedIn is a large expert network where members connect with each other, participate in Groups, connect, and interact with each other.

TWITTER  is a free social networking and microblogging (blogs is a community which provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries) which  enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.

Of course, there are other factors to finding a job in 30 days, such as interviewing skills, and writing a resume.  Click on this link to find out more:  http://www.careertoolbelt.com/get-hired-in-30-days-or-less/.  However, the most effective job search strategy in today's arena is social networking!