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.

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.

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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.

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!

What Social Network Do You Use For Your Job Search? #UROpinion

The Undercover Recruiter

In this week’s #UROpinion, we asked you: What social network do you use for your job search? People generally use Linkedin as a hub for connecting with relevant industry contacts and viewing vacancies posted to the network. However, alternative platforms, such as job boards and other popular social networks may also posess great ways of […]. What Social Network Do You Use For Your Job Search?

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.

Job Searching on Social Networks – Yay or Nay?

Workology

With the explosion of social media it seems that individuals and companies alike are using social networks to make personal and business connections. From tweeting customer complaints to maintaining photo albums on Facebook, it has become the norm to take everyday tasks to a social medium. But what about job searching? Why Social May Not Be the Solution. Of course job seekers and employers can’t ignore the impact of social media.

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.

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.

How Social Networking Sites Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Resume Bear

After all, a scandalous picture or status update can doom your chances of bagging a respectable job, especially as more and more hiring managers take to social networking sites to screen prospective employees. In fact, social networking is one of the most effective ways to find and land a job these days, and here’s why: Connect with Relevant People. Networking is a crucial part of the job search , and online networking makes that process much easier.

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.

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

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.

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters Find You is a post from: Executive Career Brand. In my initial conversation with prospective c-level clients, we discuss the current job search landscape. It often comes as a surprise to them that today so many recruiters and hiring authorities use LinkedIn and other social media to find and assess good-fit candidates more than any other method. Jobvite’s recent study reinforces recruiters’ overwhelming use of social media.

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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.

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.

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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The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. On one hand, they need to have a strong, diverse online presence to be “find-able”, to promote their personal brand , and to provide social proof of the claims they’ve made in their personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.). Think Twice Before Using Job Boards.

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

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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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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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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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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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Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Hannah is a nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, with a weekly column in U.S. You’ll find websites focusing on these critical job search issues: Salary Research. Job Search Advice. Social Media Job Search. Over 50 Job Search.

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Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Take the time to write customized cover letters for each job. The vast majority of jobs, especially at the top executive level (VP, EVP, C-suite, President, General Manager, etc.), They don’t come through job boards. They come through networking into “ hidden” jobs at the companies and organizations you’re targeting. More About Executive Job Search.

Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Are you a senior-level executive still hesitating to embrace social networking for your job search and healthy career management? Did you know that more than 90% of employers will use social networks and social media to find talent in 2012? Social recruiting has become a necessary and highly effective way for them to quickly assess a large candidate pool and identify good-fit talent. What results did social networking deliver?

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5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews. These posts will help you, 7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List and Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers. It’s a boring, tedious job. More in my series of posts The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search. Don’t ignore job boards entirely.

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7 Things Successful Executive Job Seekers Know

Executive Career Brand

Job search for executives — and the c-suite, in particular — doesn’t look or work the way it did even a few years ago. Whether you’re getting ready for a career move or stuck in a protracted, daunting job search, getting on the right track is critical. The biggest mistake executive job seekers make is writing their resume with no clear career targeting. That is, not determining at the start of their job search which companies offer them a good mutual fit.

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How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Start by targeting your job search , and defining the true value you offer those particular target employers, so that you can position yourself as someone who will step in and take care of particular problems facing them right now.

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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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How To Get Executive Recruiters’ Attention With The Right Email Messages

Executive Career Brand

Avoid the typical emailing blunders too many executive job seekers make. The major piece in your job search strategy should be networking your way into the companies and organizations you’re targeting, so that you can tap into the goldmine of hidden jobs there. Blanket requests for job-search help. A corporate recruiter is not focusing on getting you a job or helping you find one. Their job is to fill their client companies’ openings.

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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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Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? Networking is the best way to land a job. You need to identify the right people to network with – recruiters and employees at the companies you’re targeting – and “meet” them where they hang out.

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in. To help you, I’ve compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from my executive job seeking clients, along with winning strategies I offered them to deal with the various challenges and issues they faced. 3 Hot Button FAQs About Executive Job Search Strategy.

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5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats. Don’t spend a lot of time responding to job postings. Only a very small percent of executive job seekers land jobs through job boards, especially at the c-suite and senior executive level.

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5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Landing a great-fit executive job today – that is, one that mutually benefits both you, the job seeker, and the employer – does not work the way it did even a few years ago. With more qualified candidates often competing for fewer jobs, and the impact of the digital age, job search requires focus, hard work, and new strategies. all aided by a supportive network. Networking (social networking and one-on-one in-person networking).

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10 Best Ways to Get More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

Unless you’re extremely lucky and interviews are flooding in, you need to do a lot of work to position yourself to land good-fit job interviews. The other day I was speaking with a CIO in healthcare who had been working with a few recruiters and networking a little over the past few months, but had only landed one or two interviews. To boost the number of job interviews you get, follow these guidelines, pretty much in this order: 1. Job titles.

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How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. It works pretty much the same way in job search. Step one in job search is targeting. Those are the best relevant keywords for your job search, if they apply to you and your promise of value to your target employers.

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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5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one. Maintaining confidentiality in a job search is a delicate thing. Here are 5 ways you may slip up and blow a hole in your undercover executive job search: 1. Be Careless on LinkedIn and Other Social Media.

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How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding – Part 1

Executive Career Brand

This 3-part series on LinkedIn, personal branding and executive job search includes: Part 1. Expanding Your Network with Quality Connections. Updating Your LinkedIn Network. Tapping into LinkedIn’s Jobs Pages. LinkedIn and Confidential Job Search. ?. Whether or not you’re willing to accept and embrace them, the digital age and social media will impact your job search. Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search.

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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.

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do. They know that, when you’re job hunting, you’re essentially a solopreneur. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” ” His advice perfectly applies to job search and career management.

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