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Harness Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

The unemployment statistics are disconcerting and unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be getting easier for recent grads and those looking for a job or career change. Could social media be a solution? According to recent studies by executive research firms, social media sites have become platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing a job.

To help navigate the process, Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies (Wiley / 978-0-470-93072-4 / September 2011) covers all of the latest and most popular social media sites, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, and more. It provides in-depth instruction on how to create effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths, maintain your online reputation, and understand electronic etiquette. You’ll also get advice on:

  • Using the power of personal branding and building your brand online
  • Avoiding common pitfalls (like jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy)
  • Getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily
  • Using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition

If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.