Social media can be a useful tool for highlighting your best qualities when searching for a job. Employers report that they expect candidates to have an online presence. When done well, social media can help a candidate stand out in a positive way. This guide provides some information about what to do—and what to avoid—when using social media during the job search.
LinkedIn is a social media site designed specifically for professional networking.
The Dickinson Career Center's guide to LinkedIn describes what LinkedIn can do for you and why you should participate. The guide includes links to helpful videos.
Portray a professional image.
Engage with your current or potential profession.
Show your personality.
Keep it current.
The following book and articles provide more information about how best to use social media for your career.