Job Hunt with Social Media

Read this free lesson to learn more about finding a job with social media.


With more than 1 billion members, Facebook is the largest social network worldwide. As more employers begin to use social media to screen and recruit applicants, developing a professional Facebook profile has become an essential part of any job search. Facebook also offers several ways to reach out to your network and connect with different employers.

Review the techniques below to learn how to use Facebook effectively when searching for a job:

If you are currently employed, be careful not to advertise your job search too openly on Facebook. Try sending private messages to friends or sending an update to a Facebook group rather than post a public status update.