Professional Social Networking
Social networks can be a useful job search tool. More and more businesses and recruiters are using them along with traditional recruitment methods in their quest for exceptional talent. The most popular job search social media are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Finding a job through LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a social network that enables you to connect with professional contacts. Since many users post and share job offers on it, LinkedIn can also help you find work or potential employers. LinkedIn is used increasingly by recruiters and headhunters to contact candidates directly in order to fill positions.
Finding a job through Facebook
Although Facebook is essentially a personal social network, it is used more and more by businesses. If you click on the “Like” button on the Facebook page of companies you would like to work for, you will receive a notification whenever the companies publish new content, job offers or job fair announcements. Since Facebook often modifies the algorithm that manages news feed postings, we recommend that you update your display preferences regularly. Facebook also has an option allowing companies can use their page to post job offers. Candidates can then apply directly for the positions concerned.
Finding a job through Twitter
Some organizations use Twitter to share job offers or to announce their participation in employment-related events. Twitter, like Facebook, can be a useful job search tool. Signing up with it will enable you to follow companies you would like to work for.
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Last update: May 8, 2019