By: Karissa Valadez
Companies are you checking your profiles online, so why not use social media to help enhance your qualifications. Social media is the perfect way to not only network, but search for and interact with potential employers.
Nearly 50 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates and a majority of those employers have found content that made them more likely to hire a candidate.
“Social media has completely changed the way companies hire,” said Mike Santoro, president of Walker Sands, a Chicago-based full-service marketing agency for technology companies in the region. “Walker Sands isn’t alone in that it relies a lot on referrals for hires – and one of the best ways to meet and connect with new people is social media.”
One of the most popular sites for networking is LinkedIn, which is growing rapidly worldwide, said Holly Simpson, assistant director of the Career…
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