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Finding A Job Requires Social Media
Making That Connection in Social Media
I have been reading books on using social media to find employment. The trend now is to connect with employers by following them and joining discussion groups. People are using Twitter to find potential employees. Everyone knows that you have to have a Linked-in page because employers look you up there. I have a Facebook page but i use it more on a personal level.
It is work to find work. Today you have to follow people, get in discussion groups, ask questions, ask to to introduced, build a personal network, follow companies to get the scoop, I am exhausted already. I am trying to understand how one can spend so much time doing all the above? You would literally have to be on your computer or Iphone for hours. If you are working full time and looking for a job, this would absorb time spent on your real job. If you have a family, then your evenings are absorbed by those responsibilities.
Social media is here to stay. I have to figure out how to make it all work so I can land a new position. I have jobs sent to me on autopilot from Ideed, Monster and career board etc. In the meantime, I am networking in person, being social in volunteer group settings, being social with as many people as I can.
I am hubbing to stay social, to teach myself new skills, editing my hubs, answering hub questions and making a passive income. My writing and research skills have improved being here.
With all the socializing i am doing, something should turn up.
Unemployed with Experience
Good Morning America Tv new "If you are unemployed, it is even harder to to find a job! Especially, if you have been out of work for 6 months or more!" That is not very encouraging to hear.
The economy is a little better. Companies also want to check your credit history, they want to check if you have auto insurance? Does anyone think this is an invasion of privacy? It seems silly, but now companies want to know if you have had any moving violations, accidents etc? What rights do they have to delve into such matters?
There are so many unemployed with many years of experience. I do not believe a person who has had long term uneployment to be unemployable. It actually angers me because, I stayed home, was self employed, took care of kids, I have a degree, I have many valuable skills that can be cross-transferred.
Companies want people who do not have a life and they do not want to pay good employees !" No one is free from family obligations, death and sickness. Life happens as we know it. Most have families and are trying create a balance.
Employers and clients can reach you by cell on a weekend and email you while you are on vacation. Is that a 40 hour week? Our work and personal lives have a completely blurred, no wonder people are stressed out. There is no separation of work and personal life.
I don't have a solution. I don't know if there is one because of Social media and Iphones. The expectation of reaching anyone, anytime is expected now.
A Book Resource
- Find Your Next Job Via Social Media: James Innes: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
Find Your Next Job Via Social Media: James Innes: Amazon.com: Kindle Store