Happy Monday! Today’s featured article is Six ways to use social media in your job search

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Nowadays, job searches involve much more than simply submitting hundreds of resumes and cover letters. “Today’s job search requires a strategy that uses social media as well as traditional vehicles,” says Wendy Wagner, career services director for The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

According to a 2012 Jobvite survey, 92 percent of U.S. companies use social networks to find talent, with LinkedIn the most popular. “Make sure you have a social media strategy to augment traditional methods such as face-to-face networking and informational interviews,” says Lyndsay Cooper, career services director for The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville,  a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta.

The six ways to use social media include:

  1. Brand Consistency
  2. Know Your Audience
  3. Be Proactive
  4. Research
  5. Network Online
  6. Know your online profile

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