Social media has become a resource not only for sharing views and opinions, but for conducting a job search. According to research from global workforce solutions leader Kelly Services*, 24 percent of employees would rather use social media to search for jobs than traditional methods such as newspapers, online job boards and recruitment firms.
"For many workers, social media has become almost an entitlement," said Steve Armstrong, senior vice president and general manager of Kelly Services." It's something that is a fundamental part of their communications armory, and they're using it to make career decisions and to search for jobs."
Social media outlets can become a resource for professionals who recently earned a business degree
to look for jobs that reward MBAs.
While social media users can look for jobs on their networks, they also can use their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles to aid their job search, according to U.S. News & World Report**.
The news source cautioned job seekers, however, to be aware of what is posted on their own social network pages. Those searching for jobs should be sure to remove anything from social media sites that potential employers might look unfavorably on.