Secrets of the Job Hunt


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tips to job hunt with Facebook

Job hunting these days is all about being found online and creating a digital profile for employers to find you. Most companies are now researching candidates before and after the interview so it's in your best interest to give them something positive to read. With millions of you now on Facebook, its a good idea to refine your digital trial. Here are some tips for maximizing your Facebook experience:

> Join some groups related to your field and participate by commenting and adding content of interest. Cant find one of interest? Start your own.

> Visit the Facebook Application sections and pick up some of the apps created by job boards to make your job search more efficient. Ones for Jobster, SimplyHired and TMP are pretty cool.

> Keep your Facebook profile updated, especially the Education and Work sections Seek out people from companies you admire and might want to work for.

> Build your virtual rolodex. Become friends with those who share your professional interests.

> Don't post unflattering photos of yourself.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Hey Chris,

Great post. I've been thinking a lot about social media and hiring from a recruiters point of view for an upcoming post on my sales recruiter blog - so it was interesting to see your post from the candidate's perspective.

It's important that candidates learn to market themselves just as employers must. It's the next wave in career management possibly.