This week: How to Use Social Media for Your Job (or Internship!) Search
Here are some of the most informative articles on how to use social media to find a job or internship. If you know of another great article, post it in the comments!
Some Excellent Resources from Mashable
-The 3-step people search
1. Identify the top five companies that you would like to work for.
2. Use search engines to track employees that currently work there.
3. Connect with the person directly.
-Subscribe to blogs that have job listings
Use Q&A to ask industry-related questions to people who actually work in the industry. (Note: I had no idea you could do this until just now. How awesome!?!)
Get recommendations to display from co-workers or employers from your past internships or jobs.
–Risks worth taking
1. Put yourself out there
2. Match application style to the position
A guy wrote his cover letter as if he was writing Twitter status updates, it landed him an internship which led to him becoming the Social Media Strategist full-time.
It has a lot of great resources, don’t be scared off by the spammy-looking design. Check out: 5 Things I Wish I’d Done During My Final Year of College and Resume White Lies.
More Useful Links
- How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search
- Social Media and the Job Search
- Social Media’s Role in the Job Search
- 10 Social Media Job Search Tips
Jaime Hoerbelt is a senior Marketing major and Fine Arts minor at Hofstra University. She is graduating in May and plans to pursue a career in marketing and/or social media marketing. She is currently an intern at Figment. She writes her own blog at www.JaimeHoerbelt.com