Job Searching With Social Media - Social Media Explorer
Job Searching With Social Media
Job Searching With Social Media
by
Jason Falls
Jason Falls

Thursday morning, I had the honor of appearing on the WHAS-TV morning show here in Louisville to join Andy Treinen and Rachel Platt to talk about how social networking and social media can help people find and better position themselves for jobs in a difficult economy. It’s exciting to see the local media getting interested in and excited about covering social media.

As indicated on the segments, I’ve compiled a list of links to the sites I talked about, plus several interesting articles for WHAS viewers to read that should help them get a handle on leveraging social media in their job search. If you’re a first-time visitor to Social Media Explorer and saw me on WHAS, thanks for stopping by. Please subscribe to the RSS feed and stay updated on this blog. If you don’t quite know what RSS feeds are, watch this video. It will make your web surfing experience a lot easier. Oh, and scroll down and read through comments. My readers are pretty smart and will add links and other ideas that might help.

WHAS "Circle 11" Logo from 1987 to 2007
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And you may also want to visit and subscribe to the Social Media Club Louisville’s blog here to keep updated on events we have going on this spring.

If you’re a regular here, thanks for coming back. Please drop links to other good job post advice and articles, or leave your own advice for folks below.

Sites Mentioned

Linkedin

Facebook

Twitter

Indeed.com

SimplyHired

CareerBuilder.com

Monster.com

SalaryScout.com (Reference point resource for negotiating salaries)

LouisvilleSoup.com (Mike Campbell’s CPA expertise site)

Other articles you might find interesting or useful

RSS In Plain English – Video from CommonCraft

Ten Ways To Use LinkedIn To Find A Job – from Guy Kawasaki

Using Twitter For Job Search – from Louise Fletcher

How Blogging And Social Networking Can Impact Your Job Search – from About.com

7 Secrets To Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media – from Dan Schawbel and Mashable

Free eBook – Using The Social Web To Find Work – an e-book from Chris Brogan

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About the Author

Jason Falls
Jason Falls is the founder of Social Media Explorer and one of the most notable and outspoken voices in the social media marketing industry. He is a noted marketing keynote speaker, author of two books and unapologetic bourbon aficionado. He can also be found at JasonFalls.com.
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  • Absolutely, Brandon. Social media can help in a lot of ways. There's even a great social media site (mentioned above) in SalaryScout.com that helps you negotiate your salary, which can apply when you're landing your job and when you ask for a raise after being there a while.

    Thanks for the comment.

  • Absolutely, Brandon. Social media can help in a lot of ways. There's even a great social media site (mentioned above) in SalaryScout.com that helps you negotiate your salary, which can apply when you're landing your job and when you ask for a raise after being there a while.

    Thanks for the comment.

  • Agreed, Craig. Thanks for sharing the examples. You rock!

  • Agreed, Craig. Thanks for sharing the examples. You rock!

  • Jason,

    It's worth it to note that social media can help you land a job after the search, too. Alot of SM folks have SM examples built right into their portfolio– I can speak for myself when I say that does impress a prospective employer, if not purely for its freshness.

  • Jason,

    It's worth it to note that social media can help you land a job after the search, too. Alot of SM folks have SM examples built right into their portfolio– I can speak for myself when I say that does impress a prospective employer, if not purely for its freshness.

  • Jason,

    It's worth it to note that social media can help you land a job after the search, too. Alot of SM folks have SM examples built right into their portfolio– I can speak for myself when I say that does impress a prospective employer, if not purely for its freshness.

    • Absolutely, Brandon. Social media can help in a lot of ways. There's even a great social media site (mentioned above) in SalaryScout.com that helps you negotiate your salary, which can apply when you're landing your job and when you ask for a raise after being there a while.

      Thanks for the comment.

  • I foud my job through craigslist and actually hired an intern after meeting in a group on LinkedIn and discussing things back and forth. It may not be traditional, but sure can play a role in the job search.

  • I foud my job through craigslist and actually hired an intern after meeting in a group on LinkedIn and discussing things back and forth. It may not be traditional, but sure can play a role in the job search.

  • I foud my job through craigslist and actually hired an intern after meeting in a group on LinkedIn and discussing things back and forth. It may not be traditional, but sure can play a role in the job search.

    • Agreed, Craig. Thanks for sharing the examples. You rock!