8 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Job Search

Social media websites have made the Internet more fun to use for networking than ever before. Here's a list of suggestions to make the most of the top social media websites for your job search.

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Quick and Easy

  1. Browse Flickr for great resume format ideas or upload your portfolio to it.
  2. Create an online resume on LinkedIn, and put the URL on your print resumes and business cards. See my profile as an example.
  3. Join industry groups and Pages on Facebook such as JobMob Facebook Page.
  4. Twitter about your job search so that your friends can find you jobs.

Bigger Effort, Bigger Payoff

  1. Use StumbleUpon to become an influential authority or power user on your domain of expertise by consistently bookmarking terrific links related to your profession.
  2. Post a video resume and respond to YouTube job contests like Diddy's Assistant search.
  3. Be like Vianney Lecroart who put a CV on the Internet in such a creative, original way that it could become popular with Digg readers.
  4. Brand yourself with a MySpace page related to your expertise, and have your page show you job alerts.

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This article is part of Vandelay Website Design's Social Media group writing project.

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  1. Jacob Share Katalin Holmgren June 6, 2009
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