Should you hunt for a job using social media?

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Should you hunt for a job using social media?
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Thu, 03-20-2014 - 1:39pm

"Clark Walker got a job through Instagram. Sarah Salbu got her job through Twitter. I got this job through blogging. Can you get a job through social media? Maybe. I'm going to be straight -- it's not the all-purpose job hunting solution that some of have made it out to be. But, you can definitely get a job through social media if you are willing to put yourself out there.

Mashable ran a list of helpful hints for using various forms of social media to get jobs. Their suggestions are great -- things like, tweet often, follow the right people, check your privacy settings, and make sure your LinkedIn profile is compelling. These are great ideas, and well worth the read. But, is this something you should pursue? Here are some hints to help you decide if you should tackle the job hunt in the public eye through social media."

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Any suggestions to add? Anything you've come across that would help or make you shy away from pursuing a job hunt 'socially'?

Erin
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Registered: 01-25-2013
Fri, 03-21-2014 - 8:44am

Yes! Several people I know have gotten a job through Linkedin. It is a great way to show yourself off so why not use it to your benefit.

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Fri, 03-21-2014 - 10:44am

I find it completely irritating to see people's job hunt posts in my FB news feed. I understand that you might be looking for a new job but don't try to sell me on your skills or your ideas for your new business. I think that is just using people.