Many of us have come into the social media age kicking and screaming. And some of you are not using social media at all. If you’re one of the latter and you’re a job seeker, you’ve got to get on the band wagon and use LinkedIn, use Facebook, use Twitter to get back to work.
Employers are posting their job openings on social media well before they pay the big bucks to post on Monster or Careerbuilder. And recruiters are mining the social media sites to find qualified candidates for their job openings.
But most of all, successful candidates are using LinkedIn, for instance, to find contacts / hiring managers at the companies they’ve targeted — and come in through a side door to get interviews.
Be sure your profiles are strong and demonstrate your value. Be sure you include a picture and that it is a professional pose. Be sure all your digital dirt is covered wtih positive references.
Make social media work for you.