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Job Search Letters For Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 8

Social Media Messages

In This Chapter

arrow Spotting social connectivity trends too risky to ignore

arrow Naming names of leading social media websites for jobs

arrow Creating messages that produce jobs via social search

Decades come and go, but the last ten years was a game changer as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and an entire new genus of Internet-based communication instruments showed the world how billions of people can connect.

The new kind of connectivity, social media, provides fresh and fertile areas for job finding as the technology continues to evolve.

A dictionary definition of social media (the term was first used in 2004) describes it as “forms of electronic communication (as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and such other content as videos.”

remember.eps Many forecasters expect the magnitude of increased social connectivity to spark a cosmic shift in the way job seekers and employers find each other.

At the very least, going social is a rapidly growing concept. Lucky for you and ...

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