Weekly Web Crawl – How to Use Social Media for Your Job (or Internship!) Search

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

I liked:

-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

I liked:

-Q&A
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!?!)

-Recommendations
Get recommendations to display from co-workers or employers from your past internships or jobs.

I liked:

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.

 

Personal Branding

I liked:

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

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


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About the Author

Jaime Hoerbelt is the Managing Editor of the NY Creative Interns blog. She works as a Social Media Strategist at Tenthwave Digital - a digital marketing company in Manhattan. You can follow her on Twitter @jahbelt or read her blog.

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