How To Use Social Media For Job Hunt

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Whether you’re a landscaper in the market looking for a new employee or you’re a landscaper looking for a new place to call a career, it’s no question that social media will be a key source of information.

The job hunt – whether you’re the employee or the employer – can be a daunting task. Weeding through pages and pages of resumes or creating a resume to stand out may seem like an impossible task.

However, it’s important to never forget the key ingredient in the process – social media.

In an article from the New Pittsburgh Courier, creating an online presence is more important than ever – especially for those over the age of 50.

Showing that you have some sense of online skillset is extremely important to employers these days.

According to a Repplers’ study, out of 300 professionals who are involved in the hiring process, 91 percent say they use social media to screen potential employees.

With Facebook taking the reigns at 76 percent, Twitter was right behind at 53 percent and LinkedIn quickly followed at 48 percent.   

What’s even more compelling is 69 percent of those surveyed say they would reject a candidate if they saw inappropriate pictures or comments on a personal social media site.

Although these statistics may sound overwhelming, job hunters and seekers should not be worried.

With some time and patience, learning social media is not as hard as one thinks, and having social media has made the job-hunting and employee-seeking process a lot easier for individuals.

U.S. News & World Report published “10 Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search”, and the first step is to let people know you’re looking.

Because of social media, finding available jobs and making connections is easier than ever.

As long as you consistently use social media in an appropriate way, social media can be your new best friend when it comes to finding the perfect job or perfect employee.  

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