3 Ways to use Social Networking to Find a Job
Using social networking sites is becoming a great way to find a job in your field. Looking through newspapers is good, but when you are trying to get ahead you really want to utilize all of the tools made available to you. Sites such as Twitter and Facebook are great places where you inform those who know you that you are looking for a job and in what field. You never know what contacts your friends may have or who has some great ideas on where you could possibly find a job. The following will give you some ideas as to how to use these sites to your benefit.
- Use your status – Using your status on Facebook will allow your friends to see that you are looking for a job. Be sure to include what field you are looking to enter in case they know someone or heard of something that might be of use to you. Try to update it every few days so it reappears on the newsfeed and people will be reminded of your situation.
- Tweet, Tweet – Keep updating your Twitter account so that those who follow you will see that you are looking for a job. Once will not be enough. You want to get the message out there as much as you can so people are constantly seeing and are aware that you are looking. Always include what area(s) you are looking to get into so people do not bombard you with useless job opportunities.
- Like it – See if the companies you are hoping to gain a position with have a Facebook page that you can “like”. If they do, click on it so you can see what is going on and when. You never know if they post something that will apply to your needs.
You can never do enough to ensure you get the job of your dreams. Even if it not the job of your dreams, at least you will a position out of it and work your way up. It is very competitive out there and you want to keep up with the times. Use your contacts and try to gain more by using these social sites. The more you get the word out there the more likely you are to get a job. Do not expect anything to happen overnight, but if you keep up with it you may see a nice return. Good luck!