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Land Your Next Job Using Social Media

How job seekers and employers are connecting online Social Resume job seekers credit social media with landing their current job 1 in 6 A social resume is your online presence Give potential employers and clients a polished presentation of your skills and experience What should it do? Ideally, it should present you to the professional world as a well-qualified job candidate Enable you to network with others in your field Allow you to keep a portfolio of your work that can be easily updated Let you see who has looked at your resume and provide other analytics (depending on the network) Social resumes are growing in popularity ...with employers ...and job seekers Percentage of employers who reported using social media for recruiting # of social networking profiles created by job seekers in 2012 44% 64% 88% 89% 92% At least 1 2011 2012 A growing percentage of recruiters are using these social networking sites to find job candidates ..and a growing percentage of job seekers are using social media to help find work Facebook Linkedin Twitter Facebook Linkedin Twitter 2011 55% 87% 47% 2011 48% 30% 26% 2012 66% 93% 54% 2012 52% 38% 34% Where can you build your social resume ? Linkedin Typepad, Tumblr, WordPress Specifically created for professional networking, this website: These easy-to-use blog engines let you: • Allows recruiters to search, find, and connect with • Quickly create and share your blog • Promote your career highlights, skills, experience candidates • Enables users to create a profile using relevant keywords, join industry groups, and network,, On websites like these, you can: • Build a social resume from These websites enable you to: scratch • Connect to job search resources • Create and track visits to your profile • List yourself in professional directories • Create and share a video resume • Control who can see your information • Connect and interact with others in your field • Take advantage of a job-posting aggregator Other social networking sites that could help job seekers Twitter Facebook Follow companies you're interested in, since many tweet job listings It aggregates over a million job openings from recruiters Tip: Set your privacy settings to ensure you look 100% favorable to potential employers How to create a social presence recruiters will like A 2012 Jobvite survey reveals what recruiters want to see: Don't include Include 80% e Membership in a professional organization > 61% Profanity Poor grammar/ spelling mistakes >54% 66% E Mentions of volunteerism Mentions of alcohol consumption >47% Religious posts 26% If you have influence, show it! 99 20% Klout score Linkedin connections, endorsements, reviews, etc. Twitalyzer rank Blog engagement or Technorati ranking Based on a scale of O to 100, your Klout score measures the size of your social network and by extension how many people you are reaching and influencing Your Twitalyzer rank is a measure of your Twitter influence List the number of If you have a popular connections you have in your Linkedin network and is based on blog.. many factors, including: List the number of Diggs, retweets, and TrackBacks it gets Include any skill How many followers endorsements you have Include its Technorati you've earned, as well as personal ranking, which Your tweet volume communicates how recommendations How often you're retweeted you measure up with competitors on valuable keywords Creative social resume techniques One creative job seeker created an Another wanted to show that he could lend "creative juice" to a new position, so he created a mock-up of a juice box to represent his online resume infographic based on her resume Content 3.0% O 1.0% An online 6.0% A college professor teaching a social media class created a Pinterest marketing manager modeled the look of his resume on resume by incorporating slides from PowerPoint, a video, recommendations, Google Analytics QR code, a professional headshot, screenshots of work, and more How to tell if your social resume's working Linkedin You can see: Blogs • How many times your profile has been viewed • How many The higher your Technorati ranking, the more people are likely to see your profile connections are in someone's network • Comments on your profile Embedded social sharing tools like Digg can give you Twitter an idea of how many people are sharing your social You're getting noticed if: resume • Your career-oriented tweets are being retweeted • The number of your followers is going up Is a social resume worth the effort? Job recruiters seem to think so... of recruiters have hired 2 89% through LinkedIn 25% have hired through Facebook 15% have hired through Twitter OnlineColleges Created for © QuinStreet, Inc., 2013 Sources 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey, Job vite The Facebook Job Board Is Here: Recruiting Will Never Look The Same, 111 4/12 HowRecruiters Use Social Networks to Make Hiring Decisions Now, 09/07/12 Creating A Social Media Sawy Resume, WillI Klout Soores on Resumes be the Future Norm?, 09/2911 12 Most Important Metrics You Should Monitor on Linkedin, 03/2312 10 Great Social Sites for Resume Building, 03/18/09 HOW TO: Build the Ultimate Social Media Resume, 01/13/09 10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From, 05/20/11 AResume that Looks Like Google Analytics, Blog. Bra 07/2512 Tips for a Pinterest Social Media Resume, 02/12 Hovto . . : .

Land Your Next Job Using Social Media

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This does not only mean that you should set a proper privacy setting on those photos from a drunken night out, but also take advantage of social media features to enrich your Social Resume with your c...




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