A few years ago, we all depended on newspapers and job sites to find work. If you were lucky, a friend, relative or former colleague would let you know about arising jobs at their places of work, and with a recommendation, you were in with a good chance of at least getting to the interview stage.
These days, competition is at it’s highest, which can mean that it is harder to find a job. But that doesn’t mean that you should throw in the towel – you need to use all the resources that are available to you, including social network sites and social media.
We’ll focus on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) here, because it is the one social network that was set up so that professionals could get in touch with each other, and to showcase your skills and experience so that you could find work.
So, unlike Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn was set up for you to network professionally, and it the perfect platform to use to find a new job, or make professional contacts for your business.
This video will walk you through how to use LinkedIn to help you find your next job.