It seems that the world of social media has taken over the lives of many people, including college students. From text messaging to social networking sites, this technology has changed the way people communicate. Well, if you’re a recent college graduate looking for an entry level job, you may want to consider using social media to assist you in your job search. Here are a few tips that could help you create a personal brand that will attract potential employers.

Conduct a people search instead of a job search – Use the Internet to find information about the people you’re interested in working for. Sometimes, it’s not what you know, but who you know that can help you land an entry level job or an internship.
Use attraction-based marketing to get job offers – This idea involves putting yourself in a position that doesn’t hurt your job search. One way is to create a blog; this allows recruiters to learn about who you are and what you can offer them as a potential employee.
Subscribe to blogs that have job listings – In addition to providing updated content, some blogs offer you a place to search for the latest jobs posted on their websites.
For more social media tips to help you in your job search, see the link below.
While taking the traditional approach to finding an entry level job (submitting resumes and cover letters online) is what most college students and graduates probably do today, using social media may be the tool more of them turn to in the future to find employment. Social media is a more interactive approach that can allow you to build a personal brand that is attractive to employers.
Information provided by Dan Schawbel.
Source
http://mashable.com/2009/01/05/job-search-secrets/

Originally posted by William Frierson

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