Monday, June 4, 2012

Are you using social media for your job search as disabled job seeker?

If you are already spending a lot of time on facebook and twitter you should consider putting them to work in your job search.

As U.S. companies have increased their use of social media for the hiring process by 83 percent since 2012, this trend is most certainly going to continue throughout this year. (Click on the graphic to maximize pic!)

The benefit for job seekers with disabilities is clearly the level playing field online. Rather than being discriminated due to any physical limitations everyone can shine based on his individual skill set.

Moreover, navigating the job market via social media while networking online takes the legwork out of the previously time-consuming task of filling out and submitting applications in person.

On the other side of the coin, your online behavior needs to be more professional and less personal if you decide to take this route. Avoid posting any kind of photos or messages that could give people a negative impression of you.

And don't forget to create your professional profile on LinkedIn which has helped a whopping 73 percent of jobvite customers land a job.

Ultimately, social media can be a blessing or a curse depending on how you put them to use. So choose wisely and utilize the privacy settings.

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