Job hunting? Thead the social needle

Chris Brogan published an eBook for those who might be wondering how to use social media to find work. It’s a quick read –19 pages — about threading the social needle, and being human and genuine about it.

Find it here.

Research backup: His guide comes at a time when there has been a noticeable shift in how recruiters use social networking sites –a 17 percent increase since 2006, according to SHRM. Interestingly, the top reason (69 percent) was “to recruit passive applicants who might not otherwise apply.”

Meaning, recruiters find you before you notice the job opening. Isn’t that much of social media has proved to be –an amazing on-demand tactic ? But the trick is, to be very pro-active first about social media, not passive!

Student Support: Finally, if you’re a student, or know a student in this difficult job market, check NUResume. It’s packed with helpful ideas, and tools. Also job openings.

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