Social Media Networks To Find A Job
I’m back folks, I hope you missed me! During my last visit here a Lisa’s place, I shared the benefits of LinkedIn’s job search feature, which I hope you took some time to check out.
In keeping with the topic of finding jobs using the different social networks out there, I’d thought I’d share how social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest can help those in the job hunt find one. You can now use these social media networks to find a job too.
While I was searching through Facebook, I found there are a couple of ways you can find job here. First, there is the Social Jobs Partnership page. Facebook partnered with search sites like Monster, the US Department of Labor and other nonprofit companies. Jobs are posted on this page and there are instances when you can apply directly from that page.
You can also join Facebook groups. Using the search bar at the top of the Facebook page and type in keywords related to the results you’d like to find. I did a search using keywords “finding jobs group” and got a list of groups related to the search. A couple of them got my attention; “Let’s help each other find jobs” and “Helping Others Find Jobs”.
On Twitter, it’s all about the #hashtag. You can use keywords like #jobs, #employment. You can also use your city or the industry that you’d like to work in. For example, #houston or #customerservicejobs.
When I was doing research for this post I didn’t think Pinterest would be one of the social networks to find a job, but it is. You can’t search for jobs on sites but remember, recruiters will be looking for you.
If you do a search for “resumes” you’ll get tons of hits. I did and there are creative resumes out there. With all the competition out there you’ve got to get creative. Instead of creating one board for one resume, break it down. Create boards for your employment history and your skills.
Like Facebook, if you do a search using the keyword “jobs” you’ll get a return to follow circles such as Monster, Indeed, and there will be posts by others sharing employment opportunities. Keeping the keyword in the search bar, hit the “Communities” tab and you’ll see the different communities to join.
Just when you think there weren’t other social networking sites you can use to find jobs, you find one more. If you search using hashtags job, employment, or work, you’ll get a return. At the bottom of the search Tumblr also provides related tags helping you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Remember The Golden Rule
Since you’re using these social media networks to find a job and advance your job search please remember the golden rule about posting inappropriate updates and images. If you want to lose out on a job prospect, that’s the quickest way to do it. Be careful what you post to social media networks to find a job.
Don’t Forget SEO
Yes SEO can also play a role in getting a recruiter or hiring manager to find your resume online. In the fast-paced world we live in you can bet that recruiters are only skimming through a resume. Optimizing your resume with keywords based on your industry can help you be found on search engines. And that’s exactly what we want, right?
Over To You
Have you searched for a job using these social networks? Are there other social sites you’ve searched or jobs on? Tell us how it went in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to some great conversation on using social media networks to find a job!
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SEO vs Social Media
Have you ever thought about where you should spend your time on getting traffic to your website? I joked last week with Robert Caruso from Bundle Post on Twitter as some would say “Social is the New SEO”, but is it really? Have you thought about the differences between seo vs social media to drive traffic to your blog or website?
In the beginning I focused on SEO only for the retail website. Then I got started with tweets and RT’s and social media became the focus as sales were coming from both. Once the SEO was done, it was done, right? Well the Pandas and Penguins began to work at much faster pace as time went on. So then the focus shifts to SEO to clean it up to Google’s liking. Now I’m wondering, should the focus go back to SEO vs social media? Should we be in that red SEO car above? Knowing when to change lanes is key!
SEO = Search Everything Online
When one searches online for something they are ready to purchase or read about something. If they find what they are looking for you are golden, right? That’s what you want when you build a website or blog. Have people search and find your stuff. That’s the perfect scenario.
The SEO Benefit – SEO vs Social Media
SEO lasts much longer online. Remember the time frames of a tweet or a Facebook post? Well, a great post or website will last much longer than those social posts any day hands down. Your website will last as long as you own the domain name and continue to host the website. Even Google likes to see your domain name registered for 10 years vs just one or two years. They want to be sure you will be a staple online, not just a fly by the night type of website. When Google recommends you, you will be found!
8 Reasons Why is SEO So Hard!
- It takes a lot of time and patience.
- It takes testing, and re-testing, over and over.
- It must be consistent – you have to continue to build quality content and links. You cannot do it once and forget about it. If you do, Google will forget about you too!
- You must read up on the latest SEO techniques and changes via Google and the other search engines. What worked last year may not work this year.
- You need to analyze stats often and re-adjust SEO techniques.
- Once you learn, you must re-learn it and re-do.
- It’s like housework, it is NEVER done.
- It can be a real downer when your stats sink and they can sink fast too!
Why is SEO Great for Your Blog or Website?
- It keeps you more focused. It gets results over the long haul. It will not happen quickly and that is why many people get so discouraged. It takes time and patience. SEO should be called
“TPO – Time Patience Optimization.”
- It creates an audience – by showing up on the first pages of Google or other search engines when people are searching, you are creating an audience. You don’t have to build an audience as you do with social media.
Why Do People Love Social vs SEO?
- Social media is easier to do once you get the hang of it.
- Social is more fun – who doesn’t like to hang out with their friends and peers?
- It is quicker than SEO, you see immediate results if you get RT’s, shares, etc. via the social network sites.
What Is Hard About Social Media?
- You must build an audience – you won’t get shares if you don’t have an audience.
- You must be available at all times to respond to people on social media. A smartphone is a must!
Read more from the Examiner on SEO vs social media as they make an excellent point how little control we have with social media networking sites vs. own our blogs and websites. We saw it once with Facebook when they decided which likes on pages were fake and took them away. Others have been put in Twitter Jail and lost their Twitter accounts. That’s why I believe we can never put our eggs social or seo in any one basket.
The debate will rage on- SEO vs social media. The social media specialists will say social is the new SEO, SEO specialists will say SEO is the main driver of traffic. I believe one must have SEO in place before they do social to gain traffic to their blog or website. A perfect combo of the two methods would be ideal. I’d love to hear your thoughts on SEO vs social media.
Which method do you prefer for driving traffic to your blog or website, SEO or social media?
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HootSuite Pro – The 3 Reasons I Love It
I’d like to thank Lisa for thinking about me for this post. I’ve been going on about HootSuite Pro for some time now and you’ll soon find out why. Enjoy the read!
Throughout my first year of blogging I was introduced to tons of online tools I “just had to have.” But out of all the tools I’ve seen and been using the one that has helped me keep it together has been HootSuite Pro. Allow me to explain.
Being a work-from-home mom is a split shift between running a home and running a business. It’s a 24-hour 7-day a week job so there has to be a balance. And while I’m reading the latest on a new tool I always ask myself, can I use this while I’m on the go?
I think Lisa summed it up best in her post called The Race To Post, Comment and Share To Success in which see talks about making time to accomplish all of our “things to do” as a blogger.
We all know we have to be consistent posting new and informative content. But in order to maintain traffic and make connections we have to take time to read other blogs, comment, and share.
And how to do I that when I’m sitting in the parking lot waiting for my kids to get out of school or practice?
I had been seeing HootSuite all over the place it was THE platform to access your social media accounts in one place. You would think that should have been good enough for me to sign up but I was okay with having multiple windows open and accessing each social media account separately. That is until it started getting busy.
I Love Me Some HootSuite!
I signed up for the free version of HootSuite. Imagine my surprise when I learn there’s much more to it than just accessing social media accounts. The free version includes adding up to 5 social media accounts, access to an analytics report, message scheduling, and up to 2 RSS feeds.
I finally found a tool that can help me save time and for a work-from-home mom on the go that is just about the best gift I can get. I didn’t hesitate to go Pro and here are the three reasons why I love it.
- You can add as many social media accounts as you’d like. This allows me to see my Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and G+ accounts without opening multiple windows. I can reply quicker to friends and colleagues.
- Unlimited RSS Feeds. This feature is awesome! Now I won’t miss any new posts from my favorite bloggers and I can share the posts at the same time.
- Message Scheduling is an awesome feature for those who are always on the go. Let’s say you have an appointment in the morning but you want to share your post. You can schedule a day and time for your messages to post to your social media accounts. It keeps traffic going to your blog even while you’re away.
But Wait, There’s More
There are some other cool features as well. I’ve recently learned, wait for it…that there’s an app for HootSuite for those of us who use a mobile phone to conduct business and they launched a new feature called HootSuite Conversations that lets us talk to team members or end users in real time.
Awesome tool, huh?
To HootSuite or HootSuite Pro
If you’re still using the free version and haven’t decided on upgrading, like my friend Adrienne says in one of her posts, what the heck are you waiting for? If you’re looking for something to help you save time, this is it.
There’s even a free 30-day trial. I know you’ll love it as much as I do. By the way, I am an affiliate, so if you do decide to purchase using one of these links, I will get commission for it. But trust me folks, I wouldn’t promote something I wasn’t using myself or I thought was a questionable product. HootSuite Pro is the real deal.
Looks like I’ve gone on and one about HootSuite Pro haven’t I. So what’s holding you back from going with Hootsuite Pro? Maybe we can talk about any questions you might have. Not that I’m an expert, but I do love solving problems. Fill in the comments section below and let’s talk.
Social Network Settings Today
Social Media Era
Right Box to select your social network
● Click on the right box and select the one from available social networks you would like to change settings.
● Now click on left box and select the setting you wanna change in selected network.
● Simple enough. Isn’t it? Now click GO button and it will take you to where the specific setting is located.
If a selected setting is not available for your selected network, then you will get a user friendly message there saying you can’t proceed.
Do you think it’s an easy way to manage social network settings?
Have you checked out your Klout account lately? They had made changes about a week or so ago with everyone’s scores and yesterday released Klout Moments.
It appears Klout takes your most liked posts from Facebook or the most commented ones and put them in your moments. I noticed there were no tweets there in Klout Moments. Tweets were under Social Interactions along with more Facebook posts. The biggest surprise for me was that Facebook accounted for 45.96% of my score and Twitter only 45.35%. I really thought Twitter would have been higher for me. LinkedIn, Klout and Google+ accounted for the rest. I was also surprised FourSquare and Instagram did not account for anything.
Klout has changed their algorithm several times and there are those that live by the scores and those that think it’s a farce. I have heard of some people getting jobs because of their Klout scores but mostly work in PR or social media. I personally like the perks that come with Klout. It’s fun to get prizes in the mail like cosmetics, tee-shirts and gift cards for lunches. Some perks are awarded at a score of 40, others need 50, 60 or above. Some Klout users need to have special topics as their Klout to get certain perks. There was one for a healthy drink called Re-Invent and because of my topics I did not qualify
They even categorize the perks now by topics like:
- Food and beverage
- Charity called Klout for Good
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