How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Career Alley

For many people social media sites are exactly that; a place to socialize, and keep in touch with friends and relatives. Increasingly however, social media platforms are being turned to other purposes. Twitter has been used to foment revolution and social media marketing continues to be a buzz phrase for businesses of all sizes and shapes. Social media sites have also started to play an increasingly important role in the job market.

Social Media Helps Job Seekers Find Work

Workology

So when I say “Social Media can help you get a job” The replies are usually, only if you happen to be chatting to the right person, I didn’t think of Facebook like that or Yes I heard something about Twitter and jobs. Social Media is powerful and if you are currently looking for a job. You should be taking social media very seriously and be looking at what it can do for you. Make social media part of your marketing strategy.

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Are Job Boards Still Worth the Effort?

Professional Resume Services

Make no mistake about it: job boards are a thing of the past. In the past, you may have posted your resume on a job board and had a reasonable shot at getting a new job opportunity; however, the way skilled workers find jobs has changed. The vast majority of these boards have become black holes for your executive bio and resume. Recently, around 2-4% of people posting resumes on a traditional job board found employment.

Six Ways Employers, HR & Recruiting Can Use Social Media

Workology

I’m up early this morning prepping for my 4 hour Social Media 101 Training in Lawrence, Kansas today. Social media, social recruiting and employment brand and their use cases for human resources are on my mind. Social media is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must to have when communicating, understanding and monitoring our competition, candidates and employees. How Employers Use Social Media for HR and Recruiting.

How to Practice Social Media Etiquette

Resume Bear

Are there really rules for etiquette on social media? Social media like any other form of communication has its own nuances about how you should behave properly online. Sharing: Social media can be extremely beneficial for businesses and individuals. How to build your brands reputation online: Social media increases the scope and reach of your marketing activities significantly. The worst thing you can do is get stuck in a ‘social bubble.’

Social Media Powered HR: Are Resumes Finally Obsolete?

Workology

No need to put ads on job boards and sift through hundreds of copied-and-pasted job applications in an attempt to pick out the passionate, savvy professionals and weed out the wannabes and the pretenders. It’s the latest in social media-powered HR and it’s called Coffee. It’s an app which works just like Tinder, except instead of looking for love you line up networking and hiring opportunities.

How to Get a New Job Using Social Media

Careers Done Write

Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time searching job boards for work? It is easier to sit back and wait for jobs to become available; but is it smart? Learning the ins and outs of using social media for job search can be quite an undertaking.

Human Resources Goes Social! 27 Key Social Media Practices

Resume Bear

I have been networking, meeting people face-to-face on my favorite topic. Yes, social media. I do have others but hey, I am on social media pearls! The 27 Key Social Media Practices to Consider: Digital proclivities : We are in an era where we have a tendency to seek digital information i.e. we go to the Web first for clarification, definition. Social is mobile. Sidneyeve definitely masters the social media need and language!

Monster Unveils Facebook Based Social Media Tool BeKnown at SHRM

Workology

Minutes ago Monster Worldwide, most known for its dominance in the job board industry unveiled its Facebook based social media engagement tool BeKnown at the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference. BeKnown is a professional network building platform that integrates with the Facebook API. Users can log in and share connections, build relationships, and search for jobs using the new online tool.

College Students Still Unsure of Social Media Job Search

Workology

When it comes to social media recruitment, much of the reluctance stems from the unknown on the organization’s part – where to start, who “owns” it, what the strategy is, etc… However, once these initial fears and obstacles are conquered, many employers enjoy using social platforms to showcase employer brand, engage their talent community, advertise job openings and source new talent. Many Students Still Unsure of the Social Media Job Search.

6 Niche Job Boards to Find Your Next Job

Workology

I am not normally a fan of job boards because I gravitate towards networking and relationship building to find opportunities of any kind. However, the fact remains that there are times when you may need to use a job board in your search. I suspect you are familiar with the major job sites such as Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired and Indeed. Here are just a few examples of well regarded niche job sites. 6 Niche Job Boards to Find Your Next Job.

3 Recruiting Tips to Make Social Media Effective & Exceptional

Workology

We’ve all heard about this crazy thing called social media. When it comes to recruiting job seekers and the candidate experience, social media offers the good as well as the bad for your end user. As a sourcer and recruiter, I’ve found that social media is more than a candidate source or hack, but an engagement tool that benefits me just as much as it benefits the job seeker.

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers. The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. QUIZ: Do You Have Social Media Career Power? The question is, can you afford not to have a social media presence?

How to Engage Hiring Managers Using Social Media

Career Rocketeer

You’ve probably figured out by now that seeking work through job boards can give you mixed results. I’ve heard some experts claim that for every job opening on a job board, an average of 300 people are submitting resumes to that same job. Featured Social Media Joshua Waldman Networking SEO1To make matters even more frustrating, the longer you wait to reply, the [.].

Source Qualified Candidates on Social Media in Half the Time

Workology

For most recruiting departments, social media plays an important part of any hiring, recruiting, and employment branding process. Except that for most organizations, building a hiring channel and jobs feed to share and distribute your job postings is no longer enough. Qualified job seekers applying for jobs are in short supply, forcing organizations to take a more aggressive and defensive recruitment strategy. Internet Sourcing in Half the Time.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Boomers Next Step

Everybody is used to using online jobs boards, newspapers and notice boards when looking for work but have you ever considered how valuable your social media profiles are also? More and more recruiters and employers are not only advertising on social platforms but they are also actively looking for suitable candidates for their vacancies on [.]. Networking Social Media Employment jobs

Why You Need Social Media In Your Job Search

Career Realism

Most Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) and those born post 2000 know that using social media is a given when they embark upon a job search. Using social media is something they do naturally, and they understand the various platforms that are available to them. RELATED: Need some job search advice? Here is one thing you need to know for sure: employers and recruiters are using social media more than ever, and they are using job boards less.

???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media

JobMob

What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Quick poll: what is the hidden job market? So many jobs are never advertised anywhere, completely unpublished. Those are the hidden jobs. Recently, the hidden job market definition has expanded to also include jobs that are poorly advertised in places where they’re not likely to be seen. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? Share this: a very hidden job.

The Secret Advantage Of Social Media

Professional Resume Services

Did you know that your use of social media can get you hired? (It Your online presence and social media connectivity is an increasing factor in how potential employers fill openings. This recent article on Mashable caught my eye with the title, “ Job Seekers Recruited via Social More Likely to Be Hired ,” and it increased my interest with a great infographic. 14% of applicants sourced through a job board get hired.

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. However, since the advent of social media, social networking tools have transformed approaches to recruiting and they are now a primary source of new hire leads for employers and recruiters alike.

Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job

Career Solvers

Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. Whether you own your own business or you are looking for your next job, being known in your professional niche is important. Too many job seekers expect to gain recognition and secure opportunities just by plastering their resume on umpteen job boards.

You’re Doing it Wrong: Expert Advice on Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Workology

Still trying to figure out how to use social media in your job search? It may not be that the social tools are worthless. According to experts in the social recruiting field, here are some other big no-no’s when it comes to social engagement. Don’t engage a company representative in job-related conversations, whilst also engaging in unprofessional (e.g. open jobs). Why are you the best fit for the job? Job Search

ATS, Job Board and Video Interviewing Vendors Beware: An Economic Tsunami is Coming!

The Undercover Recruiter

Not a nice thought but I wouldn’t be doing my job properly unless I was constantly scanning not just for opportunities but for threats and as a supplier to the recruitment technology market I’m looking anxiously over my shoulder and I can see big trouble coming…maybe. Because every year the internet is making it easier and easier for employer and candidate to interact without the need for a middleman in the form of expensive recruitment software or job boards.

What is the True Role of Social Media in Hiring and the Future of Recruitment?

The Undercover Recruiter

The rise of the internet, and particularly the rapidly-growing popularity of social media, has transformed the way employers and job seekers communicate and more recently, the way the recruitment process works in general. Whilst this evolution has benefited many employers with their hiring during a period of global downturn and job shortage, I am not so sure it is a sustainable or effective sourcing method medium term.

5 WAYS TO JOB SEARCH OUTSIDE THE JOB BOARDS BOX

Call to Career

You may have found out through experience by now that job boards are not the most effective job search method, but it is the most used method. According to the Wall Street Journal, only 13% of jobs are filled through job boards, but job boards are most job seekers’ primary job search method. So how do you break out of the job boards box? If you want to diversify your job search methods, what else can you do?

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55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media

JobMob

What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Hidden jobs defined. Many jobs are never advertised anywhere. Those are the hidden jobs. Recently, the definition of hidden or “unpublicized jobs&# has expanded to also include jobs that are poorly advertised in places where they’re not likely to be seen. The #1 reason to aim for a hidden job. So where are the hidden jobs? 55 tips to find hidden and unpublicized jobs.

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs.

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How to Use Google Plus in an Integrated Search, Mobile and Social Media Strategy

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’re a recruitment agency with a decent marketer, your organisation’s digital strategy right now focuses on three separate channels: Search (paid and organic), Social Media and Mobile. Now, imagine a world where search optimisation, social media and mobile can be pulled together into a single integrated digital campaign. What you need: Company Website: your company website should be able to publish every open job that your recruiters have.

Where Can You Find Your Next Job Using Social Media?

The Undercover Recruiter

They say looking for a job is a full time job. With a few clicks of a button we can ‘engage’ with employers on social media. Sounds great, but could it be that all this social stuff simply leads to a false sense of achievement? That’s the trouble with all things social media, you can easily spend an hour clicking from one profile to another and then realise you haven’t done anything. What social networks for what jobs.

How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network. Many of my executive job seeking clients ask me that question when we first connect. We discuss the fact that, by far, networking is the best way to land a job and that job boards yield dismal results. They’re concerned, and rightly so, that they neglected their network once they landed their current or most recent job. 4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network.

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Jobvite survey reveals social media is a top recruiting strategy.

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 Jobvite Survey Reveals Social Networking is a Top Recruiting Strategy According to the second annual Social Recruitment Survey conducted by Jobvite, ( via Career Management Alliance ), employers are recruiting several ways: employee referrals, professional online networks, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter; and the traditional sources, including search firms and job boards.

How to Network Into the Goldmine of Hidden Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

If you’re in any way involved in executive job search, I’m sure you’ve often heard and read that networking – face-to-face, on LinkedIn and elsewhere online – plays a key role in landing a good-fit gig. Most of my executive job-seeking clients understand the value of networking. Their anemic networking efforts consist mostly of speaking to people about the jobs they’ve seen posted somewhere. What are these so-called “hidden” executive jobs?

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5 Reasons Why Job Boards Aren’t As Effective Anymore

Career Realism

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. Related: Reactive Vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies. Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. Job Search

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Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: The Old Way (Networking) Still Works Best is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Are you gungho to embrace the new way – online job search? In my experience, many executives think that job search in the digital age means they need to spend most of their time posting their resume to as many job boards as possible, and continually check email and voicemail to see if they received any interview requests.

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Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY? How do you find a job today?

How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. So, get your head out of the job boards and stop wasting so much time sending your resume out in response to online job postings. Did you know that, although the vast majority of job seekers use job boards to find jobs , only a very small percentage, maybe around 5%, will land jobs directly through them? How to Build Your Executive Network.

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Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! before you even begin the proactive process of networking your way into your next great-fit gig. Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside.

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Martin Luther King Jr., Social Media, and a Level Plain for Jobseekers

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. As resume writers, trainers, and job coaches, that same road remains intricate and delicate.

If All Else Fails in Executive Job Search, Read the Directions

Executive Career Brand

The same holds true for executive job search. If you haven’t been in a job search for, say, 5 years or more, you probably don’t have an overall understanding of how it works today. You may think that step one in job search is dusting off your resume, updating it, and loading it onto as many job boards as possible. How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search. Social Networking / Social Media / In-Person Networking.

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10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

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4 Ways to Choose an Ideal Niche Job Board

Career Rocketeer

Using a niche job board is a great way to gain access to employers in your field who are looking for talent while also giving them access to you as a skilled job applicant. But since there are tons of great niche job boards to choose from, how do you find the right one for you? Look for Top-Ranked Sites There are a number of websites that take time to list the best niche job boards out there according to their own ranking systems.

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Career Brand

7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works. Without knowing better, they rush to quickly update their resumes with generic information, and get it out there on the job boards fast. 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

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5 Myths (And Truths) About Social Media And Your Job Search

Career Realism

There is a lot of discussion about how, where, and why one must use social media in today’s digital economy. The following myths and truths are intended to demystify some of the ways in which you can utilize social media as a job search resource. Myth: You Must Use Social Media To Find A Job. Truth : Despite what many experts tell you, social media is not an absolute requirement for all jobs and careers.