Can Social Media Land You Your Dream Job?

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By Ghadah Alhazzaa @__ghadah___

Social media is absolutely necessary when searching for jobs these days. Whether it was a Blog, Twitter, Facebook or any other social media outlet, people are taking advantage of this trend nowadays. Many social media influencers landed jobs at fashion magazines and TV networks from blogging and posting good content online. In fact, many fashion magazines will only hire fashion bloggers with a lot of following to get more exposure. When hiring social media experts, having good following and interesting content is also important therefore, managers prefer to hire someone who is tech savvy and understands social media. According to Hannah Morgan “ A 2015 CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals revealed that 52 percent of employers use social networking sites to search job candidates.”

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Having a professional social media existence can help people get their dream jobs. I recently started using social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn and discovered that it is such a great outlet to express your interest and network with likeminded. I started using TweetChat, which is a great way to live chat on twitter with individuals that are mostly interested in the same topic and are sharing their knowledge, as well as published articles that are informative. I found that it is a great way to promote your knowledge and network. forbes.com published a good article about this topic, which states, “Every job seeker should have a LinkedIn account, and a Facebook or Twitter to show that you’re a real person doesn’t hurt. Beyond that, consider what’s really important for your industry.”

References 

45 Ways Social Media Can Land You a Job. (2015, February 10). Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2015/02/10/45-secret-ways-social-media-can-land-you-a-job/#435607bd5a8d

Job Search through Social Media. Retrieved from http://www.corporatejobs.in/job-search-through-social-media/

Using Social Media to Bridge the Gap Between Recruiters, Employees and Nonprofit Jobs. Retrieved from https://pnpstaffinggroup.com/using-social-media-to-bridge-the-gap-between-recruiters-employees-and-nonprofit-jobs/

Morgan, H. (2015, September 10). 10 Ways Social Media Can Help You Land a Job Retrieved March 2, 2017, from http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/10-ways-social-media-can-help-you-land-a-job

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