We all know that “social networking” is the future of the job search process, (if you didn’t, you do now). For several weeks, I’ve been searching for the perfect resources to share with you regarding how to use Facebook to help you find your next position.
Before you get started, there are many cautionary tales. Stories of employees getting canned for complaining about their boss or company; or for pictures of improper conduct or illegal activity. What you put out in the stratosphere of the Internet WILL (notice I don’t use the verb can) come back to haunt you.
So starting right now, clean up all social networking sites you might have. And please remember that anything that you write down CAN be seen by just about anyone. Or printed out and shown to someone who works down the hall for you. Or copied and forwarded to your boss. Or found in a Google search by a potential employer. I really hope the seriousness of this issue is getting through to all of you.
So, on to the meat of this subject: “The Ultimate Guide to Using Facebook as a Job Search Tool.” What I like about this article is the step-by-step approach that is easily understandable by those who are not fully Facebook savvy.
And here is a very intriguing article that shows you how to take full advantage of the more than 300 million active users of Facebook: “Use Facebook Ads to Make Employers Hunt You Down”
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these articles, and how utilizing any of these tactics might work out for you.