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Using Social Media When Job Hunting

Persistent or Pushy: Do You Use Social Media When Job Hunting?

This anonymous Savvy Community member posted in our Ask Savvy group wanting advice on using social media when job hunting. Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.

I've always been told, when trying to land that coveted position— be persistent, but where does the "persistence line" trail off and pushy begin? In a world where social media can hurt or help your job search, it's tough to know when to draw the line. Sure you may want to follow potential co-workers or employers, and adding them on Linkedin sounds like a good idea, but IS this okay? Have you ever used any social media platforms (in this way) to help you land a position and if so, did it work? Did it backfire?

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GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
I would say yes but what has been beneficial for me is networking events and actually meeting potential employers face to face. When I submit my resume, I am nothing but a piece of paper. But when I speak to potential employers and recruiters and "dazzle" with my drive and knowledge, they are more receptive. Maybe it is because of my career path but I find that it is more beneficial to use the networking sites to attend networking events and mixers and seminars, which are free thank goodness.
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