Social media and job hunting

Just a short post to share a really simple but effective article that I came across in the Guardian Careers Blog this week about using social media in job searching.

Although it’s a topic that has been widely written about, I though the piece really hit the nail on the head with ‘more employers are using social media to screen prospective employees, with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn being among the most popular. So, before you post ask yourself: do you really want 140 characters ruining your career?’

There are plenty of opportunities to make the most of social media in effective job hunting, however, it’s just as important to be tuned into the fact there are also many potential pitfalls.

The article goes on reinforce the relevance of utilising LinkedIn in professional networking, job hunting, creating impact and being noticed by your target audience – graduate recruiters.

On that note, we are hosting a ‘Setting yourself up for success with LinkedIn’ session on Wed 29 Apr 2015, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the DHT, Teaching Studio, LG.07. A LinkedIn Consultant will give your their insight into how you can best make use of LinkedIn. The session is aimed at students who are job seeking and/or looking to use LinkedIn as a more valuable networking tool.

Places are still available, but limited – you can sign up on the events section of mycareerhub.

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