While job search databases are a great place to conduct a job hunt, social media platforms can also be a source for networking and job searching. Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn have features where employers can post open job positions. These features allow employers to openly connect with candidates.
Advantages of Using Social Media
Disadvantages of Using Social Media
*It's important to be mindful of what you post online, whether you are actively searching for a job or not!
LinkedIn is a social media platform where you can search for and apply for jobs, recruit candidates, and make professional connections with others in your field.
Creating an Account
To create an account with LinkedIn:
Creating Your Profile
Creating a professional profile is very important on LinkedIn because it will be accessible to your network as well as potential employers. It is recommended to include the following items for a professional profile:
If you need extra assistance using any of LinkedIn's features, you can view LinkedIn's help page here.
Facebook Jobs is a feature on Facebook where you can search for open positions in your area. If you already have a Facebook account, you do not need to create another profile to use this feature. However, this feature is only accessible to those who have a Facebook account.
Facebook Jobs Search Page