Statistics show that only 10-20% of jobs are ever published, meaning that who you know can help you land a job. Networking is the number one job search strategy, so building your network is essential to a successful job search.
About 90% of employers are using social media in recruiting. Employers often check candidates’ online presence before granting them an interview or selecting them for a position. Is your social media use helping you land a position?
LinkedIn – Use this valuable professional social media site to network, find positions and explore career opportunities. Learn more about what is LinkedIn and why you should join or stop by the Career Center during drop-in hours.
Facebook – Check your privacy settings and be aware that employers may be able to see your pictures and posts. Follow companies you might be interested in.
Twitter – Follow companies you are interested in to find out about job postings. Make sure you are presenting yourself professionally in your posts.