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Social media is no longer used to just connect with your family and friends. It is a gathering place to network and can ultimately help you with your job search.

1. Make Your Profile Professional.
Employers will look at your social media profiles, make sure they are seeing the professional you. This will allow you to show case your accomplishments and strengths so the employers can see what you have to offer. Being mindful of your posts and photos is a must.  Having one inappropriate photo or post can heavily impact your first impression and can cost you the job.

2. Network to your advantage
Making sure that your information listed is consistent to the information provided on your resume and other social media sites can be to your advantage. This way the employers can connect with you on various social platforms.

3. Search Efficiently
The online job search can be overwhelming for some. Sites like Indeed, Career Builder and Monster all have hundreds of job openings for various areas that are posted daily. Instead of being fully dependent on these sites, build your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a great resource to network with professionals in your industry and to search for jobs. Someone could even reach out to you with a job offer, based solely on what is presented on your profile!

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