Social job searching is important because companies are expanding hiring to incorporate social networking sites into the hiring process, both to source candidates, to post jobs, and to accept job applications.
Being proactive when it comes to social media can position you so you are prepared to job search at any time - when you need to find a job or when you're are looking for a change. It's important to build a social network in advance of when you need it.
You'll need to do more than just have an online presence. Talk to your connections on Twitter or the other networking sites. Join Groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, post and join the discussion. Be engaged and proactive in your communications.
It's also important to take advantage of the apps that help make social job searching work. You can use apps designed for your phone or iPad and apps for Facebook to search for and apply for jobs and connect with employers who are using social recruiting to seek candidates for employment.
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