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Social Media for Your Job Search

Social Media for Your Job Search

Put your network to good use!

These days most of us seem to be surgically attached to our electronic devices. We are constantly checking our social media accounts to be up on the latest news, share a silly cat video or view the latest political meme. We can spend many hours wasting our time with all that the web has to offer.

If we are spending this much time on the internet, we might as well be productive, right? Social media can be one of the best resources for your job search. Here are some insights from our expert recruiters. Enjoy!

Join Facebook Groups
1.65 billion monthly active users

There are local groups that you can join to stay updated on employment opportunities in your area or industry. Facebook will even suggest groups for you to follow based on your interests. You can also post your availability and reach a much wider audience than if you simply use your own newsfeed.

Follow LinkedIn Groups
433 million users

As you know, LinkedIn is geared primarily toward a business professional network. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source candidates. The site allows you to be found by those seeking people with your background and skills. We also advise that you follow groups and companies related to your area of expertise.

Search Twitter Hashtags
310 million monthly active users

Believe it or not Twitter has more job listings than any other social media site. There are more than 3.5 million hiring-related Tweets per month. It also has more active job seekers than LinkedIn. Search Twitter hashtags related to your field of interest and follow the ones that look appealing. You can also search for tags like #hiring, #jobseeking, and #jobsearch.

Follow Your Favorite Staffing Agency on Google+
540 million active monthly users

Stay up-to-date with daily postings on the latest job search trends and employment opportunities. We post daily for each of our four locations in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. Other companies use this widely underrated site to post openings as well.

 

Just so you know companies use social media to check you out as well. In fact, 37% of employers use social networks to screen potential job candidates. This is why we recommend completing your profile and making sure there is nothing inappropriate on your page. Be sure to check back regularly.

 

For more helpful advice and information regarding our staffing services, please visit our website. Also follow us on our social media channels, as we are very active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you!

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