So anyone out there actively looking for a job: you're using social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and so on) in your search, right?
If you're not, you may be missing out on opportunities. Employers are increasingly using social media to recruit and research potential employees and to post jobs and current news about the company or organization.
How Social Media is Changing Business — And Your Job Search (Mashable)
When you apply for a job the hiring manager will likely check to see if you're on LinkedIn. If you want to research potential employers and see if they're hiring, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (yes, Facebook!) are often the place where employers put their most up-to-date news and job postings.
A social media presence is key in creating your personal brand to market yourself to employers.
So what are you waiting for? While the upcoming sessions of our popular Career Basics: Enhancing Your Job Search Through Social Networking and LinkedIn: Get Your Profile Up and Running are full, check back at the end of the year for sessions running from January to April plus all new programs relating to business, job search and social media topics.
In the meantime, here's just a few of the great books and ebooks in our collection on using social media to help find the right job: