What activity on Facebook can lead you to your dream job!

What activity on Facebook can lead you to your dream job!

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Facebook is a key player in job search process today. Not only it allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a resume, cover letter, or interview, but it also offers a job seeker the opportunity to learn about companies he is interested in, connect with current and former employees, and hear about job openings. On the other hand, with companies increasingly using social networking sites to check out potential employees, it is now necessary to be aware of the image projected by one self’s  online activity. So it doesn’t matter now how you set your privacy settings, whether you friend your boss on Facebook, or how many followers you have. What matters now is what you do on social media every day which can have a great impact on your career. It is therefore much important to have a close watch on your

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Four key actions during job search which guarantee results

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Tired of falling into the black hole during your job search? Maybe you’re overlooking the importance of social job search? Corporate recruiters want you to reach out to them through social networks and engage in conversation through the talent communities they are building! With the economy continuing to show signs of growth, 51% of firms surveyed by the CBI, is anticipating recruiting in 2014. Vacancies are now at a higher level than they have been since a year ago, with sectors such as healthcare, engineering, financial services, energy and, of course, IT showing the most vacancies. Even in the public sector more than 8 in 10 organizations have recruited in the past year. Just over half (53%) said staff counts had fallen. So it is not as bleak as you have thought – it is positively encouraging! So how does one get into recruiter’s radar and search for dream job

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Explore the power of your professional connections on Facebook!

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The age of social recruiting is in ever evolving mode and the widespread use of Facebook for recruiting is no more a myth. Researches reveal that professional networking on Facebook is increasingly impacting the quality of hire, as over 70% of recruiters say they connect better with potential job seekers & candidates on Facebook. With over 50% of their recruiters using Facebook for hiring purpose, 75% of companies plan to increase their social hiring budget in the year 2014-15.To add, researchers estimate a whopping 54 times chance of getting hired when referred by a Facebook contact. Facebook connections are motivated and helpful ones. They enquire about new openings, refer and share your resume with their professional peers and increase chances of you getting hired. Facebook not only build and expands your network reach but also increases your possibility of having a brighter career prospect. It is now a Facebook user

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How adding Skills to your professional profile helps you to get Noticed!

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Keeping your profile updated on your entire network is a key component to your success. If you want potential opportunities to come your way via your online network, then your Facebook profile has to be completely updated with your professional summary. After all, a recent survey showed that 52% of job seekers have used Facebook during their search – much higher than the numbers for either Twitter or LinkedIn – and this latest move shows that Facebook is becoming a platform to find jobs and also search candidates, by the recruiters. It allows you to promote your skills and talents to progressive employers and recruiters seeking candidates for particular profile requiring specific skills. Your key skills in your profile gives the recruiter an insight of your professional expertise and increase your chances of getting noticed, hence hired. MyParichay highlights the importance of optimizing your profile by using its two new

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Fresher Jobs – How to Nail Your First Job?

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There’s no magic formula for catching the attention of every employer, but there are several ways you can gain an edge during your job search. When you are a fresher its not all about what you know, its about who you know in a company so they can refer you as a good candidate for a job in their company. Whether its your college alumni who is now working in a company or your friends who have joined a company or family members who you know works in that company; they can influence your chances of getting hired or help you with an internship in that company! Source: Mashable.com According to a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University, you can improve your chances of finding a job by 5X through Friends and Family than your personal and social acquaintances! At MyParichay, we connect you to all fresher jobs and show

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Art of Networking for Young Jobseekers

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It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know! Here is an interesting article by IIM Bangalore Professor Rakesh Godhwani as he shares the importance of networking and how you can build you network to influence your career for the better In one of the workshops I did for my students last year, I asked them to take a blank sheet of paper and fill their overall net worth. I then walked out of the class because I didn’t want them to ask questions and crowd their minds. I came back after few minutes and saw everyone eagerly waiting for me. I walked around and read their answers. Most wrote “XXX rupees in the bank” or a combination of “money in the bank and a property which could be self-owned or parental”.One student was obviously a big fan of financial modeling and neatly tabulated the assets on one side, subtracted

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