January 31, 2014, 2:29 PM — Social media's role in job hunting is large and continues to grow quickly, which is why Ciphr's "Ultimate Social Media Guide To Getting a Job" is outstanding and incredibly useful.
After all, 37% of companies such social media to research candidates, 94% use it to recruit and 44% have hired through social media.
You hear it all the time: Use social media to find a job! But, how do you do it, exactly?
Whether it's Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or blogging, Ciphr's step-by-step chart shows you exactly what to do, how to do it and why.
For example, Twitter is exploding with IT jobs; 24% of all IT jobs are posted there. How do you use it to land one? According to Ciphr:
Step 1: Treat your profile like a business card. Describe your profession, use specific keywords and link to your personal Web site.
Step 2: Share and comment. Share articles about companies you'd like to work for and comment on them. PM industry leaders with professional content.
Step 3: Follow prospective companies. Use the same hashtags as those companies. Interact with industry leaders via comment, RTs, etc.
Click below for step-by-step guides to the other social media sites mentioned above, complete with how-to pictures.