A few weeks ago, I spoke at Backpack to Briefcase about using social media to find a job.
In addition to presenting to soon-to-be-grads, I was also asked to provide my top 3 tips on video. Here are my thoughts on how to use tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to improve your chances of landing a gig:
- Use social media to improve your reputation. Share interesting and valuable articles and blog posts instead of complaining about projects or bragging about procrastinating. Think before you tweet.
- Connect with industry professionals. Offer help, answer questions, etc.
- Learn about your target organizations. Get as much information about their products and services, corporate culture, and their industry.