Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media in Searching for a Job
Executive Summary In recent years, the amount of people with access to the internet has grown immensely. This has caused an enormous boom in people using social media. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter can be used to connect with friends, but also make connections with professionals and other people that give you job opportunities. While Facebook and Twitter are used by a small portion of job recruiters, LinkedIn is by far the top social media site to find a job. There are some disadvantages to using social media to find a job, but the advantages greatly outweigh the bad.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media in a job search.
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This graphic shows that LinkedIn is by far the most popular social networking site for recruiters (Hines, n.d.).
Advantages of Social Media in Recruiting One of the large advantages of using social media when looking for a job is the ability to show prospective employers who you are. For example, posting pictures of yourself doing volunteer work shows your willingness to help others. Pictures of you enjoying time with friend’s shows that you are a person