How can career services practitioners help students use Twitter chats to get information about careers and the job market? First, they must understand the basics about these virtual conversations.
With the LinkedIn “Alumni” tool, students can search information about and make connecting with alumni from colleges and universities around the world.
The "Career Counselor's Guide to Pinterest" advises that the content a student pins should reflect their interest, goals, and brand. Pins are images with an embedded link that leads to a website or other resource. Pins can be original content a student created, such as a creative resume they would upload from their computer.
Think of hashtags as “File this under.” They are used to help categorize or follow topics. By clicking on a hashtag or searching Twitter for a certain hashtag, a Twitter user can see all of the tweets that contain the phrase. Using hashtags for the job search is a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or a discussion that many are watching.
LinkedIn has often been referred to as “your resume online.” This is part of a series of “train the trainer” guides for career services practitioners to use to help college students use different social media effectively in their job searches.
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