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A short list of useful social media tools that will help you manage and organize your job search.
This a guest post by Patrick Ambron. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.
The job hunt can be overwhelming and scary, especially during a recession. If you can’t relate to that statement, you’ve either never had a job or you work for your dad.
Between browsing for openings, researching companies, preparing for interviews, touching up your resume and networking, it often feels like there is too much to do and nowhere to start.
So how do you maintain an edge? With your job search social media power belt.
These Google tools make the job search significantly easier by bringing the important information to you, rather than the other way around. With Google tools you can:
Delicious is an extremely convenient job search tool and can act as a filter for all the information piling up in your Google Reader.
Any time you come across a helpful article regarding some aspect of the job search, bookmark it for later reference. I would recommend creating lists for the following categories:
Have an interview tomorrow? No problem, you have an entire library of interview tip articles. Need to target your resume? Simple, just browse through all the resume guides you’ve bookmarked.
3) Personal Websites/Online resumes
Google is now your first impression. 83% of employers Google potential applicants and almost half make decisions based on what they find. You need to create favorable results that showcase your talents in the best light possible.
I’ve written about this topic extensively in the past. Twitter is a powerful networking and promotional tool. You can build credibility, build meaningful networks, and even find a job.
According to a recent survey, 75% of job recruiters now use LinkedIn to research prospects. Translation: LinkedIn has the power to make or break your job chances.
It is important to note that these are tools not solutions. They do not replace traditional techniques, but they do extend them by making the process more efficient and easier to manage.
Patrick Ambron is head of online/social media marketing strategy at brand-yourself.com, named one of the 100 most innovative college start-ups in the country. Along with brand-yourself, Patrick helps a handful of businesses devlop & implement their online strategies. Patrick is always interested in meeting smart and forward thinking individuals and you connect with at @pcambron or his personal blog www.patrickambron.com.
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