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5 Social Media Tips for Job-Seekers

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Be steady on Twitter: When it comes to Twitter, be a "Goldilocks" Tweeter. You want to reach a balance of steady, uniform tweets on your industry and on career-oriented passions. Again, keep your tweets clean and direct and provide links to support any of your stronger opinions. Too few tweets makes you look less engaged or indifferent. Too many and an employer will wonder how you can get any work done with all of those tweets you're sending. Some personal tweets are fine - employers love to see the personal side, too.

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are great ways to promote you to hiring decision-makers, but only if you manage your social networking persona right. Do that, and you'll stand out from the crowd and improve your career standing in the process.