With all of the chatter about using Linkedin, Facebook, and Youtube for job search, do you know which one you should use? The answer depends on your career field, your time, and the company you want to work for.
Building a community and tapping into your current network in person, and knowing how to share your passion and experience in conversation, is still the best way to find job opportunities. Using social media as a networking tool to build community:
- expands your network beyond the people you know
- makes your job search accessible to recruiters
- provides a great resource for researching companies
Social media has tools, that when used well, can expand your opportunities. If you find yourself spending your time in front of a computer instead of out at meetings, social events, volunteering, training, and meeting people, it will hinder your job search progress. But social media tools are excellent vehicles for placing your resume, experiences, skills, and accomplishments in the forefront and showing you have current usable technology skills.
The best uses for social media are to increase your visibility and show how your are interesting and unique.