by Sybil Pressprich, Senior Counselor, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Finding a new job these days can be time-consuming and stressful, so I advise people who come to Continuing Studies’ Adult Career and Special Student Services department to take advantage of every tool available. This includes using social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
Is it really necessary to explore and use these newer online strategies? In a recent online survey, 89 percent of employers responded “yes” when asked if they use social networks to recruit new employees or if they planned to begin using them in 2012.
Not only are employers researching candidates and prospecting for new hires through social media, they’re posting positions and promoting their companies. The trend is clear: social media are here to stay.