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Using social media in your job search

Explore general social media tips and the best way to use LinkedIn and Twitter for your job search through the links below.

General social media advice

Social media can be a powerful tool to employ in your career research and is also a key aspect of a range of different jobs. This page gives you some starting points in effectively using social media.

Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn began as little more than an online CV platform but has quickly transformed into a global professional networking site. It can be a valuable tool for students and graduates who want to network with alumni and recruiters, or simply research potential occupations.

Using Twitter

Twitter can be a great way of networking, researching occupations and finding job vacancies. Unlike LinkedIn, it is a completely open network, meaning you don't have to connect with somebody to be able to see their tweets.