Using the Social Media Sites to Enhance Your Great Jobs Search

A recent study from Chadwick Martin Bailey & iModerate Research Technologies shows that 60% of Facebook fans & 79% of Twitter followers are more likely to buy brands that they follow through social media. You can assume that many recruiters also are more likely to follow, & most importantly contact you if they find your details on one of the social media sites.As a job seeker you will find that many of the job boards will alert you by email to new jobs that match your search criteria, but you can now also sign up to Twitter alerts & industry news. For example try the Monster site & sign up for Twitter news & advice. But why not use Twitter as part of your job search?

If you are an expert in your particular field or you have something to say about your industry or profession then start Tweeting. It’s no surprise that Headhunters also search Twitter for interesting Tweets from individuals who might be suitable candidates for a job they are trying to fill. The same goes for Facebook. Of course, you can continue to have your Facebook social pages, but why not also have a Facebook professional page which highlights your professional life & perhaps mentions some of your most successful projects at work? It might also mention conferences you have attended or testimonials from your customers. Have a look at the Career Advantage Facebook page for an example of what can be done using Facebook & think how it might enhance your job search.Another important opportunity to enhance your on-line profile would be to start your own blog. The easiest & quickest way to do this is via either WordPress or using Blogger.com which is Google’s free application to help you get blogging.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7328684

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