Social Media and the Job Search

By CRAIG KUNCE

As I mentioned before, social media sites are a great way to connect with people and find job leads. LinkedIn seems to be the most popular and the one I have used most often to connect with past coworkers and friends. It also has some nice features that help you stay up-to-date and connected to your field. One feature I like to use is to receive e-mails that have links to articles I find interesting. Another feature is the ability to see job openings targeting me—based on my portfolio and professional interests. Even when I'm not looking for a new job, I'm still watching what job openings are coming across my LinkedIn page.

If you don't have a LinkedIn account, I would suggest you open one. Not only do they help connect you with a new network of people, just having an account shows a potential employer that you are a web-savvy, up-to-date person who follows current trends and technology.