by Bethaney Wallace
In this new day and age, technology is the focal point of many things we do. Computers are consulted daily in a number of ways: email, checking or comparing product reviews, and of course, social media. So with all of the ways technology and the Internet affect our lives, why not expand it to the areas you’re not using it for: searching for your new job. That’s right, the social media accounts you already have and use daily can help get you a job.
There are obvious sites that are helpful in a job search, LinkedIn, job opening banks, Yahoo’s job board, but what about the sites you already use? By utilizing the availability and marketability of social media, you can help get the word out about your skills. First of all, this should go without saying, but, make sure you’re profiles are appropriate. This doesn’t mean you can’t crack jokes or even show your personality, but leave the pictures of keg stands or “When was the last time you had sex” questionnaires out. Unless you’re applying to be a tell-all blogger or reality star, your potential boss won’t be impressed.
Next, do some serious networking. Facebook, LinkedIn...Read More