The Internet isn’t the detriment to productivity as you once thought. Procrastinators conducting a job search for employment, pray no more, as you can effectively utilize your favorite social networking sites to search job listings and find just the right job opening for you.
Following your favorite companies on Twitter isn’t just a great way to check stocks or see what new products they’re coming out with. Lots of businesses are tweeting about their open positions and job listings, giving anyone doing a job search another outlet to find employers with a job opening. Based on what a company Tweets, you can arm yourself with pertinent and useful information that you can take into a possible interview.
Facebook, the most popular social networking tool, is also used to promote job listings and assist people conducting a job search. If you have a talent to share, shout it from the rooftops of Facebook. Create your own business page, and share the details of your job search as well as promote yourself. Have your friends join and interact with the page, and constantly share the information on the type of job listings you are seeking. Ask satisfied clients if they’d write you a review on your Facebook business page. Freelance writing, web building, odd-job requests or other job listings can quickly gain popularity. Plus, showcasing your prominent Facebook page, brimming with fans and reviews, will be sure to impress any employer in an interview.
LinkedIn is the forerunner in social networking for employers. LinkedIn is flatly professional, and many people center their job search on this site. You can showcase your job history, accomplishments, and personal skills in case the right job opening comes along. This is basically an online resume, and by having many connections, both professional and collegiate, your professional profile can greatly help your job search.
A plus for employers posting their job listings on social networking sites is that they can most almost guarantee that the applicant is computer savvy. Tweeting, posting and liking your way out of a job search and into a job opening is a great way to go.