Social Networking


socnetworkgraphic Tips & Facts

  • 65% of employers use some type of on-line technology to screen candidates
  • 37% of employers use search engines to screen applicants
  • 20% of employers check social networking sites for applicant screening
  • Understand the purpose of your account. What do you want it to achieve?
  • Seek to make contacts in your field; make connections with people you need to know, not necessarily friends you already have. The biggest mistake people make is only connecting with people they already know
  • Be selective and keep your overall purpose in mind, don’t just accept anyone as a friend/contact
  • Be careful of what you say and who sees it, it can hurt as well as help you
  • Consider blogging and linking your blog to whichever applications you utilize

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