How Social Media Can Help Your Job Search

A few months ago, I had coffee with my friend who was acting as a hiring manager for a busy medical business. Let’s call her Suzette. I asked her if she had any interesting stories about interviews she’d done. Suzette proceeded to tell me stories about applicants who behaved so inappropriately, that if I didn’t know her so well; I would have sworn she was making them up. Let me share a few of the more entertaining ones with you.

There’s many a good opportunity that gets passed around in popular forums dedicated to those looking to work at home. These communities can be a great place to network and share job leads with others. By teaming up on the hunt with other people, you can keep a better eye out for the jobs that are out there.

From the, you can usually infer what is most important to the sales manager. Those usually can be found in the section of the job description that highlights the candidate requirements for the job. Include bulleted descriptions and statistics that map back to those elements.

Once you have the software downloaded you can start your search. Start with the keywords you previously selected in the search box in the upper left side of the Craigslist page. Your search can be customized to include various cities and even nationwide job posting sites postings. Also, part-time jobs are listed in a separate category.

On the surface, that may not seem like a big issue. However, when the resumes start coming in and they pass through the screening system to the hiring manager, now it is an issue. The resumes he looks at do not possess the skills and experiences he needs for all those other responsibilities that were handed down to the last engineer. So, he rejects them all. The job seekers cannot figure out why they did not get a call or why they received an email telling them they were not the right fit for the position.

C. Showcase accomplishments that speak to their needs — Prove how you benefited previous employers and lead them to how you can benefit them. List projects and results that show you can and already have accomplished the exact kind of work they need to have done. Include quantitative results whenever you can.

To drive traffic to the posting, you should check to see that your job posts are listed in the organic search results of the major job search engines. These job search engines spider job boards and career sites and index postings into their own. You can do a quick check on Indeed or Simply Hired to see if the posting is showing up properly. You can also pay these boards to have your jobs featured. These ads should also be searchable through Google and other search engines.