It is very important to utilize all of the tools at your disposal to land your next job. Using Social Media is one of the smart ways people are making connections, and finding relevant job posts for their qualifications.
Social Media platforms allow you to seek for relevant work, as well as be seen by appropriate companies.
It’s not going to help you find a job overnight, but overlooking the social media space limits your opportunities for potential work.
Here are some sites to keep your sights on:
- LinkedIn – Connect with people in the field / company you are looking for. Friends and colleagues are able to recommend your work and suggest available opportunities.
- Facebook- Connect with friends, family, and ask if anyone knows of open positions. They may be able to recommend open positions.
- Twitter – Follow job feeds by location and service. Twitter’s culture is open and friendly with random strangers helping each other out. Ask for help with something specific and see who responds.
- * Plus many many more…
Job Seeking Advice:
- Put yourself out there. Let people you know you are seeking work.
- Network, network, network. Both online and at events – in person.
- Get yourself to stand out. Write about what makes you different and unique compared to the rest of the world. Get yourself noticed.
- Make sure your online persona is professional. Your future employers will Google you, check your Facebook account, etc. Keep it clean. Don’t post pictures or statements that you wouldn’t want employers seeing.
ParnasaFest is an organization that was created in February 2009, by 3 social media experts (including SocialCity Marketing founder Dani Klein), to assist the global Jewish community after the massive amounts of layoffs due to the recent economic crisis. The organization focuses on teaching networking and social networking skills to the newly jobless, as well as introducing them to potential employers. ParnasaFest has been running events for 3 months, in at least 6 locations, with many more in the pipeline, gathering a minimum of 100 people per event. No marketing dollars were put into make ParnasaFest a success. The organization’s success came due to the power of social media, and the 3 national chair’s ability to maximize their online networks.
You can read more about ParnasaFest by clicking here: http://parnasafest.org/
The organization has recently started a Job posting site where you can post and search available job positions: http://jobs.parnasafest.org/