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How to use Social Media to find a job

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Self Paced Open Education Resource

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Course Description:

Need a job? Need a better job? Where do you start? Talking to people you know is a good place to start looking. You can use Social media sites such as Linked-in and Twitter for the same.

Make sure your resume is up-to-date and is relevant for the job you are applying for. It gets you invited to a job interview. That is you have the chance to shine and convince your future employer that you are the person he is looking for. This series of videos provide a few ideas about each of these steps. Of course each job is different and traditions vary from place to place. But these hints will get you started thinking in the right direction and hopefully you will find your dream job in no time!

Course Sessions:
  • Best Way To Find a Job
  • Content Author(s): Peggy McKee

    Session Description:

    It is tougher to find a job unless you know this proven path to job search success!

    Career and Job Search Coach Peggy McKee tells you the secret to finding the job you need in this competitive job market.

  • Social Media for Job Seekers
  • Content Author(s): Sean McCaffrey, Andrew Heilman

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    Sean McCaffrey of and Andrew Heilman of talk about their favorite 5 social media networks job seekers should be using.

  • Linked-in: An Essential Job Tool
  • Content Author(s): Emily Paterson

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    Emily Paterson, education manager at Yovia presents how to use professional networking site, Linked-in to find a job.

  • How to use twitter to find a job
  • Content Author(s): Careersiteadvisor

    Session Description:

    Jobseekers guide to using twitter. Twitter is evolving as another resource, in addition to traditional methods, for both job searching and recruiting. Twitter job search tips and careers advice including.....

    How to make your Twitter presence employer-friendly
    Put your job pitch in your Twitter bio (which is 160 characters)
    Use a professional looking avatar
    Tweet about your job search
    Utilize your Twitter background.
    Include a link to an online CV or resume in your bio
    Use a tool like VisualCV
    Establish yourself as an expert in your field on Twitter

  • Writing Resume (ground level with sample resume)
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  • The art of writing cover letter for job application
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