The employment market is more competitive today than ever when it comes to landing a job.

Searching for the right opportunity requires selling yourself as the ideal candidate to employers. Currently, the percentage of employers that use social media for hiring is at an all-time high, with 92 percent of companies using sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Learning how to use social media sites for networking purposes can be beneficial in getting the job of your dreams! The Career Center will host sessions during the fall 2014 semester to educate students on how to use social media competitively to land a job.

Are You LinkedIn?

As LinkedIn continues to lead the way as the social media tool for professional networking, the Career Center will host its “Are You LinkedIn?” workshop three times during the fall 2014 semester:

All sessions will be held in 110P Student Services Building. Students will learn how to make the most of this online tool, use it to land a job, and manage a LinkedIn account as a professional.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop, iPad, or other electronic device to access the Web, as none will be provided. Participants also need to set up their own LinkedIn accounts prior to attending this course. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Career Center.

Social Media Strategies

The Career Center is hosting Social Media Strategies: Branding Yourself and Connecting with Employers from 6–7 p.m. October 14 in the Prairie Room, located in the Bone Student Center. Experts will present innovative ways for students to connect with employers and alumni using social media while discussing personal branding online.

“Personal branding is a critical component of any career. It requires uses a combination of technology and resources that will increase your visibility and awareness as a candidate,” said Career Center Senior Assistant Director Maureen Roach.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our programs, contact the Career Center at (309) 438-2200.