When you think about the role of social media in your job search, your first thought might focus on how your online actions can hinder your job search. Did you know there are ways to use it effectively in your job search?
One of the ways to navigate your nonprofit job search is, of course, through social media. The importance of networking and a sound professional profile are well-known, but remember that social media can be used in your job search when you want to target jobs in nonprofit organizations.
Many of us are planning for the “official” start of the holiday season. Whether you are in a state of frenzied nostalgia and excitement, or scheduling some down time with friends and family, the question of whether to continue your job search might be one you are pondering.
While we generally advocate a proactive, positive approach to using social media in your job search (less about “not looking bad” and more about “telling your unique story”), it’s hard not to wonder what employers are looking for when they pop over to your Twitter account.
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In general, social media seems to be helpful for job hunting. While there are downsides, we can reach recruiters and hiring managers, and meet people we wouldn’t have met otherwise. But what if you’ve been using social media in your job search and you still haven’t found your dream job?