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Using Google+ to Find Jobs

Using Google+ to Find a Job

There's now a new social media platform that you can add to your job-hunting arsenal: Google+. Since this medium is still in its early stages, you'll probably get more exposure once you start leveraging it for your job search. Mashable came up with a bunch of great tips to using Google+ to find yourself a job:

  • Be seen and heard: Fill out your profile with a job-hunting angle in mind and start interacting with people and let them know you're looking for employment. Feel free to post it in your profile or even an update, but make sure you're doing it in a creative way and not spamming people. Make it cute, fun, and succinct and figure out a way to
  • Follow people in your industry: Google+ is a pretty open network right now, and the privacy settings are more reminiscent of Twitter rather than Facebook. Here's your chance to mix around with people in your industry and to make new friends. Start making a list of people to befriend and look them up on Google+.
  • Share content: Many experts provide a valuable service of sharing great and unique content on social media outlets. Try doing the same and try to stick to a niche topic.
  • Be careful of which circles you're posting to: Remember to filter your posts and be sure to censor your private thoughts from those in your professional circle.
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