Social media usage is picking up a pace as HR professionals use the various forms available to source their next challenging role. It takes on many different forms including Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. All three of the top social networks – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are free and easy to join and can be used initially to get job search advice and tips to network and to connect with career and job search experts, companies that are recruiting and other job seekers.
Social media is a great tool for the job seeker and one that every HR professional should be using. Your social footprint will become very important in your quest for your next HR role and it is important to maximise your online profile.