Job hunting in the age of social media
Today, it takes more than talent to attract job offers.
Now, you must pepper Internet social networking sites with evidence of your professional acumen so recruiters trolling these sites can seek you out.
On the flip side, when you're looking for job opportunities, you may find news about openings before they're broadly advertised.
"Ten years ago, there was a move from newspaper (help-wanted advertising) to online job boards," says Neal Bruce, vice president of product management for Raleigh, N.C., and Waltham, Mass.-based Peoplefluent, a human resources technology company. "Now, there's been a transformation from job boards into social media."
Companies have invested in employees and technology to find talent on sites such as Twitter and are anxious to see these efforts yield good hires, he says.
Here are some tips on tapping the social media world to find a job and get noticed for a position.