Use Social Media to Find your Dream Job!

Use Social Media to Find your Dream Job!

How to Use LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media in your Job Search

Book - 2016
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In today|s economy job hunters need to use every tool available to them, and that includes social networking. Building on the author's "Get a Job!" and "The Perfect Resume," and his 20+ years of being a hiring manager himself, this book helps readers new to social media as well as old hands familiar with it. Readers will learn how to use each of the main websites -- LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter -- plus key personal and business blogs many may not have considered to successfully navigate the ins and outs of job searching on the Internet. Readers not familiar with using social media networking in their job hunt will learn what they need to know and consider. Those who know how to use this new tool will learn some new tricks! All will benefit from the author's personal experience of recently looking for work himself, and will read many useful personal anecdotes. Learn how to maximize Facebook Friends, LinkedIn Connections, Twitter Tweeple and so much more. No matter your age, job-seekers today cannot afford to ignore these social media avenues that will result in many more opportunities to find work.
Publisher: [New York, New York?] : Cold Spring Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781593601966
1593601964
Branch Call Number: 650.14 QUILLEN
Characteristics: 127 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Farr, Lance - Author

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SPL_Sonya Dec 30, 2016

Reviewed in the Stratford Gazette on January 4, 2017.

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SPL_Sonya Dec 30, 2016

Authors Dan Quillen and Dr. Lance Farr have written an easy to follow book on how to Use Social Media to Find Your Dream Job! The authors explain why it is no longer enough to simply apply for jobs and how a successful job search involves using social media to encourage the recruiters to come to you. Used effectively, social media can help you find jobs not available elsewhere, make contacts, network and create a place to showcase your expertise.

The authors walk you through the process of creating a social media presence.

Most important is building a LinkedIn profile, which has become today’s resume. In addition to being a platform for your online resume, LinkedIn is a source of job listings and an invaluable resource of networking contacts in your industry.

Twitter is yet another opportunity to add to the network you use for your job search. Use it to follow companies you are interested in working for.

G+ is an interest-based social network owned and operated by Google which has the potential to serve as another powerful job search tool. Be sure to use the same profile picture and message as you used in your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles to further your brand.

Quillen and Farr recommend that you clean up your Facebook page, as potential recruiters may access it to judge what kind of person you are.

The book also includes advice on how to showcase your expertise by blogging and creating web pages, using the Internet to obtain company information and e-mail as an additional networking tool.

The authors devote a section on resumes as they continue to be valuable in the job search process. With many companies using automated resume readers, it is important that resumes are tailored specifically for the position and that appropriate key words are used.

Quillen, a Human Resources professional, and Farr, a social media employment expert, have written a user-friendly book to up-date your job search tool box.

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