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Social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used by individuals today to assist with their job search and to build their network of contacts.  How you use these tools is important.  You want to make sure you're representing yourself well online.  "Your Google results are your new resume", according to Dick Bolles.  One study showed that as high as 90% of recruiters Google their candidates, and 26% eliminated candidates based upon their online findings (ExecuNet).  Thus, be aware of your "e-footprint".  If used responsibly, though, these tools have the capability to significantly help you in your job search.

Social Media Career Articles

CareerBuilder - Social Media's Role in the Job Search
MonsterCollege - 5 Smart Steps on Twitter
TIME Business - Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job

Clean Up Your Social Media Identity (Copyright (c) 2012 by College Recruitment Media, Inc., Geneva, IL)


New User Starter Guide
How to Join LinkedIn

Step #1 - Get Started With LinkedIn
Step #2 - Build Your Professional Brand
Step #3 - Find Your Career Passion
Step #4 - Grow Your Professional Network
Step #5 - Turn Relationships into Opportunities
Step #6 - Research and Prep for Interviews

Additional Video Tutorials:

Navigating Your LinkedIn Homepage
LinkedIn for Job Seekers

LinkedIn Job Search - Check out this helpful YouTube video on the process of using LinkedIn in your search!
LinkedIn Jobs for Students and Recent Graduates

Career Services Office
Grove City College | 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA, 16127
PH: (724) 458-3371 |
2009-12 Career Services
Maintained By: Mandy Sposato | Last Updated: June 2012