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recruiters the back end JOBSEARCH SOCIAL MEDIA THE BACK END USE ONLINE RESOURCES TO GIVE YOUR JOB SEARCH A SOC IAL SHAKE-UP WORDS: Jessie Bland | PICTURES: Shutterstock, Getty BOX Recruitment gets social Social media has reinvented recruitment: not only the way in which employers source candidates, but how the average jobseeker searches for work and interacts with potential employers. No longer is it enough to scour local newspapers in the quest to find a job; maximising the internet and its social platforms – primarily Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – is critical to gaining employment. For this reason, if you’re not making the most of these social sites in your job search, then you’re severely damaging your online brand. LinkedIn, in particular, is becoming a trailblazer in the recruitment process. According to Catherine Schlieben, Head of Recruitment for ITV, LinkedIn is one of the biggest things they do in terms of recruitment “particularly for roles that are outside television”. “[It’s] one of our biggest sources of candidates next to our recruitment site and we use that for searching; so we’re looking at passive candidates on LinkedIn, not just people responding to job adverts” she added. It’s for this reason that those searching for employment need to meet employers’ visibility on social media and make the most of the opportunities available. Whilst building an online presence on social media is useful, remember that you’re not the only jobseeker whose using the World Wide Web to their advantage. Therefore it’s crucial to stand out from the crowd. Jobs & Careers regular columnist, webrecruit (www.webrecruit. explains how doing something different may just land you the job... “If you’re going for a creative position, for example, doing something a bit more ‘out-ofthe-box’ can often stand you in good stead. “Take the example of Craig Lockwood, who bought a series of domain names – including www. – and built websites aimed at companies he wanted to work for as a web designer. Every day he posted a reason to hire him, videos and apps, before sending the domain name to the company. “This is a great example of how you can use social media in a different way to really highlight your skills and make sure you stand out from the crowd.” OUT OF THE As with many things in modern life, job hunting's gone digital. Make sure you don't get left behind Follow u and kee s on Twitter pu with th e latest p-to-date tips and j advice o ob-seeking @jobsc n a or by sc reersmag anning here 173 033

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012

Hilary's hello
The home office
Dress to impress
The woman at the top
Your guide to education
Intern success
What do you mean?
CV don’ts
The thrill of the search
Money matters
Moving on.
Let’s get medical
Medical know-how
Caring and sharing
A senior moment?
Keeping it clean
Going global
Funeral services
Home sweet home
Constructing a career
As good as new
Power on
Engineering heroes
Changing gear
A bright spark!
Water work
Bank on it
Insure your career
Nice supplies
Get creative!
Don’t sell yourself short
Food for thought
Hilary Devey Q&A
Get connected
Online round-up

Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012