Advantages of Using Social Networks for Job Hunting

As we all know, spreading news and other important details are always best spread through the word of mouth. Same goes for job hunting, it’s far better in spreading your skills, your capabilities and your overall performance through the use of social networks. Social networks are great when it comes to connection, you can connect to almost anyone whether you know them or not.

Because of advanced technologies, job hunters nowadays have far better chances finding a job online, Why?

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Let’s talk about the advantages of using social networks for job hunting.

You can connect to different people or different companies

All you have to do is compose your profile, and you can just share it to anyone. There’s less effort compared to printing your resume, and passing it to different companies yourself, not only is your time wasted hunting and locating all your desired companies but your money is wasted as well. What if you’ve done this and all your efforts weren’t paid off? Imagine how much you spent and end up not being hired? This is not a good plan for starters who are looking for their first job.

With the use of social networks…

You can easily connect to your desired companies in an instant

Speed and time is crucial hence this is highly commendable. If you compare it, calling and visiting a company physically is time consuming, employers might not be available at the time you applied. However, with the use of social networks you can speed your chances of being hired.

You’re exponential growth could increase giving you a big chance to be noticed and get hired

Being “viral” on social networks could help you get noticed easily! Some of your friends and followers might repost your status giving you enough advantages to catch the eye of an amazing company, you’ll never know!

And lastly.

You can click the like button of the companies you desired and follow their company online

You’ll receive the latest updates and if there are open positions, you’ll be one of the people who’ll get the announcement as early as possible. You can check on what are the types of people they need, the roles and responsibilities required, their vacancies and a lot more.  You can also connect and receive the latest information about the different important people in the said company.

Final Words

At this age, more and more employers are posting job opportunities, internships and a lot more for hiring. Social networks has a lot of advantages, interviews can just be conducted online. Skype is mostly the preferred way of conducting an interview. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a lot more are the sites usually flooded by millions of people, either for personal reasons, business or job hunting. Therefore using social networks for job hunting is one of the most effective ways of being noticed, increase your chances of being hired and also the most cost effective job hunting strategies one could undergo.

10 Comments

  1. September 19, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Facebook primarily for connecting with friends or people I know and reconnecting with people in my past. But, it can also be an effective networking tool.

    • September 19, 2012 at 5:25 am

      Yes indeed Candice 😉 Thanks

      • September 20, 2012 at 3:35 am

        Ok then, thanks for sharing this post! I honestly love your site because you give me lots of information that I wanted to know! Keep it up!

  2. September 20, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Social media is taking the world by storm. Brands, schools, products, services – almost everyone is on social media. I won’t be surprised if somebody finds his/her dream job through social media. :)

    • September 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

      You hit that right Maricel. Thanks

  3. September 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

    In this century of social networks, where one can hardly imagine life without Facebook, Twitter or Skype, searching for a job via social networks has great advantages without a doubt. All the reasons you stated are totally valid.

    • September 21, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Thank you Alex

  4. September 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I used to hate signing up for this and that, now, I have virtually all such services signed up to….

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