For those of you who grew up relying on job fairs and newspapers to get a job, the 'Can Facebook Get You a Job?' infographic may make you rethink your method.
According to the infographic, it's social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn that are the key to scoring a job in today's extremely competitive market. About 18.4 million Americans claim that they got their current job through Facebook -- yup, you read it right. These social media sites are not just your virtual hang out spots anymore. Four in 10 job seekers are super social media-savvy and should use their skills during the job-hunting process.
However, if you expect to pop in and find a job waiting for you on Facebook or Twitter, you are highly mistaken; putting yourself out there and being actively involved in group discussions and updating your Facebook profile with professional information should keep you on track. The more socially savvy you are, the better your chances of rolling in the cash.
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