Using LinkedIn in the Job Search

Today’s blog article written by Jamie Goodpaster, Gateway Training Specialist


LinkedIn and the use of social media have become important tools in one’s job search and networking.  ABC news recently reported that 80% of all jobs are found through networking and according to a recent employer survey 95% of employers use LinkedIn as a recruitment and candidate assessment tool.

Below is a link to an article from US News and World Report on how LinkedIn has transformed job search methods. http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2011/06/13/how-linkedin-can-transform-your-job-search

You too can learn how use the free social media tools available to give your job search a boost.  JFCS provides a LinkedIn and Social Media training the next session will be held Monday, May 21st 12:30-1:30.  The fee for this class is $10.  Additionally, if you feel you need more one-on-one assistance JFCS also offers a one-hour one-on-one appointment for $30.

For more information or to RSVP for the May 21st session contact Jamie Goodpaster at [email protected]

 

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