09 May '11, 3am

How to find jobs through social media

Demonstrate judgment when requesting a link to someone or accepting someone’s request. Ask yourself: Would I feel comfortable contacting this individual on behalf of another friend or introducing him or her to my mother? Fix your privacy settings to keep the wrong people from being able to find you—moms, especially—unless you’re as confident of their ineptness as I am. Rely on high-quality interactions. Don’t let the impersonal nature of social interaction online affect your integrity—gracious people in person can become demons online. Try to interact with people as you would face-to-face. Recruiters and employers are increasingly using social media to find people. Tweeting things like “omg SO hungover for interview this morning; hope they didn’t notice” is hilarious to the interviewers—but they’re laughing at you, not with you. Social networking should accentuate getting ...

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