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How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

Are you on the hunt for your dream job? Social networks are useful for more than just connecting with old friends. Here's how to take your job search to the next level:

Share Your Passion

Do you love helping others? If you want to become a medical assistant, share content that's relevant to the healthcare field on LinkedIn and Facebook. Read articles and stay current on all the latest news. This will help you do your job better and demonstrate to future employers that you're always eager to learn. Check to see if the company you hope to work for has a blog. Follow their social media channels and check out the latest content they're posting. They might even post new job openings!

Reach Out

Social networks are all about building connections, both personal and professional. Don't be afraid to utilize your network of family, friends, and coworkers to advance your career. If your cousin knows someone who works at a veterinary hospital, ask for an introduction. If a childhood friend works for a dentist, ask whether they have openings.

Adjust Your Settings

Did you know that your LinkedIn connections can view your recent updates? If you're looking for a new job, you might not want your current employer or coworkers to know. Customize your settings on all your social media accounts so that you don't get in hot water. If you want your Instagram account to be strictly for personal use, change it to a private account. Remember, don't put anything online that you wouldn't want a potential employer to see.

Update Your Résumé Online and Offline

YTI students and graduates can ask a career service specialist to help create a stellar résumé. Once it's polished, upload it to your LinkedIn profile. Add your certifications and skills to highlight all that you've accomplished.

If you're interested in starting out in a new career field and don't know how to get started, the answer might be right in front of you. YTI Career Institute offers a variety of career training programs in healthcare, business, and the trades. To learn more, request more information today.

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