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How to Use the Different Social Media Networks To Find a Job

By Lisa @Lisapatb

Social Media Networks To Find A Job

I’m back folks, I hope you missed me! During my last visit here a Lisa’s place, I shared the benefits of LinkedIn’s job search feature, which I hope you took some time to check out.

In keeping with the topic of finding jobs using the different social networks out there, I’d thought I’d share how social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest can help those in the job hunt find one. You can now use these social media networks to find a job too.

social media networks to find a job


While I was searching through Facebook, I found there are a couple of ways you can find job here. First, there is the Social Jobs Partnership page. Facebook partnered with search sites like Monster, the US Department of Labor and other nonprofit companies. Jobs are posted on this page and there are instances when you can apply directly from that page.

You can also join Facebook groups. Using the search bar at the top of the Facebook page and type in keywords related to the results you’d like to find. I did a search using keywords “finding jobs group” and got a list of groups related to the search. A couple of them got my attention; “Let’s help each other find jobs” and “Helping Others Find Jobs”.


On Twitter, it’s all about the #hashtag. You can use keywords like #jobs, #employment. You can also use your city or the industry that you’d like to work in. For example, #houston or #customerservicejobs.


When I was doing research for this post I didn’t think Pinterest would be one of the social networks to find a job, but it is. You can’t search for jobs on sites but remember, recruiters will be looking for you.

If you do a search for “resumes” you’ll get tons of hits. I did and there are creative resumes out there. With all the competition out there you’ve got to get creative. Instead of creating one board for one resume, break it down. Create boards for your employment history and your skills.

Google Plus

Like Facebook, if you do a search using the keyword “jobs” you’ll get a return to follow circles such as Monster, Indeed, and there will be posts by others sharing employment opportunities. Keeping the keyword in the search bar, hit the “Communities” tab and you’ll see the different communities to join.


Just when you think there weren’t other social networking sites you can use to find jobs, you find one more. If you search using hashtags job, employment, or work, you’ll get a return.  At the bottom of the search Tumblr also provides related tags helping you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Remember The Golden Rule

Since you’re using these social media networks to find a job and advance your job search please remember the golden rule about posting inappropriate updates and images. If you want to lose out on a job prospect, that’s the quickest way to do it. Be careful what you post to social media networks to find a job.

Don’t Forget SEO

Yes SEO can also play a role in getting a recruiter or hiring manager to find your resume online. In the fast-paced world we live in you can bet that recruiters are only skimming through a resume. Optimizing your resume with keywords based on your industry can help you be found on search engines. And that’s exactly what we want, right?

Over To You

Have you searched for a job using these social networks? Are there other social sites you’ve searched or jobs on? Tell us how it went in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to some great conversation on using social media networks to find a job!

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I would really appreciate it if you’d share this post in your own social networks. There could be a fan or a follower who could use the information on this post. They can use these social media networks for find a job. Thanks!


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