Using social media to find your next job

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Guests: Kevin Grubb and Hannah Morgan

In the old days, looking for a job meant polishing your resume and drafting an attention-getting cover letter. Now, with the increasing use of social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and even Twitter, job hunters have lots of new tools to use. Building a personal brand, calling on your social network to help find job leads, showcasing your accomplishments and using the right hashtags are just some of the ways you can impress and attract recruiters and potential bosses. But, it’s important to keep in mind that the same people who are looking to fill the job you want are also checking out your online presence to see if you’ll fit with their workplace culture. So, in this hour of Radio Times, we’ll explore how social media has become a critical component of looking for a job and finding the right candidate– regardless of the profession, level of responsibility and age. Guest host Marty Cummings-Jordan talks with KEVIN GRUBB of Villanova University’s Career Center, and HANNAH MORGAN, Job Search, Career and Social Media Strategist and Founder of CareerSherpa.net.

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