Social Media Dominates As Best Tool To Find Promising Job Candidates, According To Infographic from

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For those on the job hunt, their social profiles could be their key to landing their dream career. In 2012, companies are expected to use social media platforms to recruit for over 80% of job openings. This infographic illustrates that employers and recruiters aren’t just digging for dirt, they are searching for their next great hire.

The fact that so many recruiters are looking online to find job candidates signifies a big change in the traditional recruiting landscape, a leading education site since 2003, recently launched "The Social Job Search," an infographic exploring the new trend of social recruiting. More recruiters are using social media powerhouses like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to fill their job openings. Individuals may be scouted independently and active job seekers can also use their profiles to get noticed without even applying for the job.

"The fact that so many recruiters are looking online to find job candidates signifies a big change in the traditional recruiting landscape," said Kevin Phang, spokesperson for "Social media profiles are the new cover letters and this infographic shows how those looking for a job can use this shift to their advantage."

Recruiters spend less than 6 seconds on a profile page, so candidates need to stand out in the crowd. Knowing what recruiters are looking for -- and where they are looking -- can help job seekers target their online presence to prospective employers.

"The idea of social recruiting, and that recruiters are looking at your tweets and posts, can be disconcerting," continued Phang. "But we wanted to help by compiling the best ways to find a career path through social media."

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