Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OMG! Are Companies On Social Networks? SMH!

For the last several years, we have used social networks to connect with our long lost friends, current friends, significant others, and also to keep an eye out on our enemies ;). As time has evolved, we are now utilizing it for networking with companies. We can review ratings, read customer comments, follow them on Twitter and even like their Facebook page. However, we’re not the only people that can do a little “stalking” online.

According to a survey released by Jobvite, 92% of employers are using or planning to use social networks for recruiting this year.

Now don’t run off and cancel your Facebook page. Being on social networks makes you seem relevant and allows employers to know that you’re not hiding anything. Your page can allow employers to see if you are a culture fit as well.

You may want to activate a LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter account. If you are currently on these sites, you may want to update and edit it. Look for any grammatical errors, references to inappropriate activities or anything that could be viewed as negative. Join professional groups, or follow organizations in your field of choice.

The most important thing is not to view this as an employer invading your private life. This is allowing an employer to see your positive achievements, your social involvement and ability to be a great culture fit. Social networking is changing and we have to change with it. So let’s get on our social network pages and make ourselves relevant. TTYL :)

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