Eight Steps to Leveraging Social Networks in Your Job Search - Slide 7

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Paul engineered his bio to attract third-party recruiters and began communicating with third-party and corporate recruiters he met through The Ladders Follow Me feature and via other professional introductions. He was also found by recruiters who were hunting for keywords, phrases and other digital insight that let them know he may be an excellent placement candidate.

John O’Connor, from TheLadders.com, recently wrote about helping an executive job seeker, “Paul,” who was having trouble making sense of the online social networks he thought were supposed to support his job search.

At the start, Paul had no less than 50 pages of contacts, resume material and logs from his multi-month job search online and offline.

The following eight steps helped Paul replace his unfocused activity and put his online social networking into its proper place.


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