Social search has many uses, from finding the next big concert to getting a restaurant recommendation, and one of them is job searching.
Your friends are already posting jobs on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. But unless you are constantly monitoring these social networks, you might miss out on great employment opportunities. Wajam solves this.
HOW TO USE SOCIAL SEARCH TO FIND A JOB
According to Jobvite, 89% of companies in the U.S. will use social media for recruiting in 2011. Indeed, job referrals are increasingly promoted through social networks— LinkedIn built a whole social network around the idea of business connections and introductions and is now valued at $8 billion.
Three tips on using social search to find your dream job:
1. Get referred by a friend: Recruiters prefer to fill positions with personal referrals, so if your friend has shared a job posting on their network, it’s likely they have a personal connection to the company that is recruiting. Use this to your advantage by asking for an introduction.
2. Make first contact: Once you’ve found a job opportunity, it’s easy to make first contact because you know where this company is promoting their jobs. If they’ve posted it on Twitter, send them a tweet. If they’ve shared it on Facebook, make sure to leave a comment on their page and get noticed.
3. Look professional: Make sure your profile has adequate professional information to make a good impression.
WAJAM SHOWS YOU JOB RECOMMENDATIONS FROM YOUR FRIENDS
Here’s how I found web developer jobs in Montreal using Wajam. With Wajam installed, I search the term “developer” and “Montreal” in Google, and instantly see job postings shared by Next Montreal and Aleece Germano from The Swap Team on Twitter.
Web Developer jobs in Montreal using Wajam
The Wajam career page is also highlighted in this screenshot, and in case you’re wondering— yes, we’re hiring again! We’ve got many exciting projects to push Wajam to the next level, so now’s your chance to join a startup working at the bleeding edge of social search. We’re recruiting four developers (back-end, PHP and iOS) so please contact us if you’re interested! read the rest of the entry »