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Social Networking Tips for Grads

By April 9, 2013

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College StudentsAccording to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey, more companies are recruiting on social networking websites than ever before. LinkedIn is the top site employers are using for recruiting (95%) but more than half of companies (58%) are using Facebook. 42% of companies are using Twitter.

This means that even if you're not actively using social networking sites for job seeking, and even if you're trying to keep it personal, there's a good chance that employers will find your profiles. That's why it's important to be aware that your social media presence can impact your job search - in a good way or in a bad way.

Here are social networking tips for grads, including how to use your social media presence as aid in getting a post-college job, as well as how to be sure you're online presence doesn't cost you a shot at employment.

If you have a tip on building an effective online presence or another job searching tip, please add it to our list of best job search tips or send me a tweet @alisondoyle.

Related: How to Get Started on LinkedIn | Facebook Apps for Job Searching

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April 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm
(1) Adrian Maynard says:

Thanks for the helpful tips, Alison! You are completely right, social networking websites are invaluable tools for job seekers and soon-to-be grads. Not only will these profiles put your best (professional) foot forward, they also contribute to your overall online presence. Before checking out your Facebook, many hiring managers will be Googling you. Don’t think a spiffy LinkedIn is enough, you need to cover all the bases.

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