Social Job Search

Can you find a job through Facebook or Twitter? If so, maybe using a Facebook app like BranchOut (where the user base is growing madly in 2011) or Monster’s BeKnown [mobile app here] is a good first step toward professionalizing your Facebook profile (though the latter was by far too gimmicky/gameified and spammy for me).

I’ve seen plenty of infographics describing how employers are using social media to recruit and screen talent, but today an image crossed my desktop that indicates social job seekers are finding some success online, and it’s not all about LinkedIn. They key to finding a job in the age of social media is building a sizeable professional network before you need it.

According to MBAOnline.com’s research, those social job seekers who have built a network containing over 150 contacts on a LinkedIn/facebook/Twitter are finding jobs — 1 in 4 of these “super social job seekers” lands a position via their online connections.

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