Facebook Scores With Job Seekers

 
 
 

Facebook and other social media resources have emerged as critical elements in the modern job search. Younger workers seeking internships and entry-level jobs are making full use of social media to get leads and contact employers, according to a recent survey from Internships.com. While IPO hottie LinkedIn has long served a similar career-focused, networking function, other sites built on more personal connections are now widedly perceived as acceptable tools for professionals. And these sites are making it easier to use for work-related networking. Facebook provides CareerAmp to help users manage professional connections made through friends and friends-of-friends. Twitter offers services such as TweetMyJOBS to connect candidates with bosses and recruiters from a wide variety of geographic and vocational backgrounds. The research also shows an overall sense of optimism on the part of 20-something workers with respect to their long-term financial futures. More than 520 people took part in the survey:

Facebook Scores With Job Seekers

79% of survey participants are comfortable with employers reaching out to them directly through social media.

Facebook Scores With Job Seekers
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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