Social media

Video - how to use social media to get a job

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 15:39 -- nick

The Department for Work and Pensions has made a video on how to use social media - like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - to get a job.

Watching a video can be a better way of getting advice for some, and this one gets experts in social media together with jobsearch experts to make sure that you get all of the information you need.

Social media can help or hinder you in your search for work, so make sure yours is working for you.

It's a recommended view for UnemployedNet users.

Should you add colleagues on Facebook?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 13:59 -- nick

Throughout your uni or college years Facebook was where you headed whenever you needed to have a bit of a moan about your workload or the hangover from the night before and the perfect place to have all the embarrassing shots of nights out displayed. After all everyone who can see your profile is your friend so what does it matter if you end up looking a bit nuts?

How can I preserve my online reputation?

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:37 -- nick

As great as the Internet is for social-networking, there's an underlying issue of privacy which could have a negative impact on your job search.

The method of vetting candidates using search engines is now widely used by recruiters and is seen as a quick and easy way to find out more about the people wanting to work for their company.

Improve your job prospects with apps!

Tue, 31/01/2012 - 17:24 -- nick

Smartphone apps can help you with a wide range of day to day things but did you know that they can help you to learn new skills for the workplace too? If you’re looking to improve your assertiveness, interview skills, presentation skills or time management – there really is an app for that.

The Newly-Jobless And Social Networks

Fri, 27/01/2012 - 18:34 -- nick

The sale of her distressed management consulting firm is imminent and so is her impending layoff. Yet, by the time Patricia Brown's employers at BearingPoint sign her severance check she will have completed the unfamiliar task of feathering her nest on LinkedIn.


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