Social media was created to help people connect, so it makes sense that it is strongly used by companies to find talent. Recent data shows that 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media for recruiting and 78% of recruiters have made hires through social media. Moreover, the top social media tool used for recruitment is LinkedIn with a 94% usage rate. But are YOU using it? If this is a method that employers are using to seek talent, why wouldn’t you be using it too? It can help you connect with employers across the globe or with an organization that is typically hard to reach = powerful.
Here is a great infographic that provides valuable data regarding how social media is used in the job search and also highlights the forms of social media used: