The prevalence of social media in our lives means that it has wide reaching impacts on various areas, including both finding and keeping a job. Forbes staff writer Jacquelyn Smith had written an excellent look at the positive effects of social media in finding a job, and ways it can lose your a job.
Social media is a key player in the job search process today.
Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a résumé, cover letter, or interview—while they offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested in; connect with current and former employees; and hear about job openings instantaneously, among other things.
That’s probably why half of all job seekers are active on social networking sites on a daily basis, and more than a third of all employers utilize these sites in their hiring process.
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