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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies

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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies

by Waldman

Harness social media to land your dream job

For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position.

Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more.

  • Takes the mystery out of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Offers advice on how to brand yourself online
  • Includes coverage of the latest changes to social platforms and websites

    If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.

    The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.

  • Harness social media to land your dream job

    For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position.

    Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more.

  • Takes the mystery out of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Offers advice on how to brand yourself online
  • Includes coverage of the latest changes to social platforms and websites

    If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.

    The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.

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    About the Author-
    • Joshua Waldman, MBA, is an authority on leveraging social media to find employment. His writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and the International Business Times. Joshua's career blog, CareerEnlightenment.com, won the About.com Readers' Choice Award for Best Career Blog 2013. Joshua presents keynotes, trainings, and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, and professional organizations.

    Table of Contents-
    • Introduction 1

      Part I: Preparing for Your Job Search 5

      Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Social Media for Job Hunters 7

      Chapter 2: Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Job Search 17

      Chapter 3: Reviewing the Essentials of Online Networking 37

      Part II: Marketing Yourself with a Personal Brand 53

      Chapter 4: Personal Branding 101 55

      Chapter 5: Crafting Keywords, Value Statements, and More 75

      Chapter 6: Blogging Your Way to a Job Interview 91

      Chapter 7: Facing Your Online Reputation 109

      Part III: Crafting Web Résumés with LinkedIn, Video, and More 129

      Chapter 8: Updating Your Résumé for an Online Audience 131

      Chapter 9: Using LinkedIn to Put Your Best Profi le Forward 145

      Chapter 10: Producing a Compelling Video Résumé 179

      Chapter 11: Casting a Wide Net with Other Online Résumés 199

      Part IV: Using Twitter, Facebook, and Other Sites to Find a Position 217

      Chapter 12: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market with Twitter 219

      Chapter 13: Using Facebook as a Job Hunter 245

      Chapter 14: Getting Familiar with Other Networks for Job Hunters 265

      Part V: Executing Your Proactive Social Media Job Hunt Strategies 279

      Chapter 15: Triangulating Opportunities, Companies, and People to Target 281

      Chapter 16: Discovering a Company's Needs 295

      Chapter 17: Embracing the Informational Interview for an Insider Advantage 303

      Chapter 18: Engaging with Hiring Managers through Social Media 317

      Part VI: The Part of Tens 331

      Chapter 19: Ten Ways the Job Search Has Evolved in the 21st Century 333

      Chapter 20: (Almost) Ten Ways to Stay Up-to-Date with Social Media Changes 337

      Chapter 21: Ten Common Mistakes People Make When Using Social Media 341

      Index 347

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