As the old saying goes; it’s not what you know it’s who you know.
That’s why using social media has become one of the best tools for people on the hunt for a job. Social media allows you to interact and network with large groups of people all at the same time. It also gives job seekers the ability to access people that previously would have been nearly impossible to meet.
I can attest to this, because if I wasn’t able to use social media as an avenue to help me find a job, I probably wouldn’t be here writing this blog post for you all today.
But social media isn’t just for job seekers. People who are looking to hire are also scouring social media for the right people to join their teams. In fact, according to our friends at Gumtree, an online classifieds market in the UK, more recruiters are using social media to find people than job seekers are.
For that reason, the folks at Gumtree put together a great infographic to help job seekers make a better appearance in the social space for these potential job recruiters. The stats listed in the infographic are based on numbers from the UK, but a lot of the advice is universal.
Check out Gumtree’s tips below on what can help you get a job through social media, what will hinder you, and some great tips on how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to improve your social job searching.
Have you used social media to help you land a job in the past? If so, we’d love to hear your story in the comments.
Oh, and if you know someone currently searching for a job, you may want to be a good friend and share this with them.