Boston - The widespread use of social media - including more
playful sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as the business-focused
LinkedIn - is becoming a powerful force in many job searches, says Harvard
The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical
management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org
(www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.
"More and more people are finding jobs via Twitter,
Facebook, and other social media sites. These media aren't changing how we look
for jobs, they are simply rebooting the traditional habits of successful job
hunters and making them easier.
To boost your job search:
1. Build a better network. You used to pester people for
their business cards at conferences and mixers. Twitter offers a better
alternative. Lots of recruiters, hiring managers, and industry leaders hang out
on Twitter, swapping job leads and industry updates.
2. Share evidence of your good work. Rather than dragging
your portfolio to an interview, high-traffic sites such as YouTube and
Pinterest can help you showcase your work. Recruiters increasingly prowl the
web to look for the best candidates."
- Today's management tip was adapted from Smart Social Media
Helps Jobs Find You" by George Anders.