With recent studies indicating that well over 80% of companies use social media to find new talent, not using social media in one’s career is simply no longer an option.
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) October 27, 2013
The U.S. unemployment rate is still high and daunting for those entering the workforce. Job seekers are using all the tools at their disposal to secure work, especially social media platforms. With recent studies indicating that well over 80% of companies use social media to find new talent, not using social media in one’s career is simply no longer an option. However, some struggle when it comes to effective use of social media.
The second edition of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-1-118-67856-5, October 2013) provides job seekers with step-by-step guidelines for successfully establishing an online presence and using social media to market skills and abilities. Author Joshua Waldman takes the mystery out of sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and makes them approachable by those with any level of social media experience.
This second edition introduces over 50 new, innovative companies all geared at helping people find work faster. Among these new technologies are over 10 social media enabled job boards, brand new niche social networks, and several personal website building tools. The book also covers the latest in job searching on Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook's introduction of “Graph Search” has made them one of the most important social networks to use in one’s career. The book instructs readers on how to find just about anyone working anywhere, using Graph Search. And LinkedIn has retired several features over the last two years, making many of the old strategies for standing apart irrelevant. There's now a much greater emphasis on group participation, and strategic network growth. These new and critical strategies are essential for today's job seeker.
Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as:
- Creating effective online profiles and resumes
- Maintaining an online reputation and understanding e-etiquette
- Using the power of personal branding
- Avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy
- Getting to know Twitter (the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily)
- Using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition
About the author:
Joshua Waldman, MBA, is an authority on leveraging social media to find employment. His writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and the International Business Times. Joshua's career blog, CareerEnlightenment.com, won the About.com Readers' Choice Award for Best Career Blog 2013. Joshua presents keynotes, trainings, and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, and professional organizations.