How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, 2nd Edition

Book description

The definitive guide to social media job hunting—now updated to include GOOGLE+!

Finding your dream job the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want to move up in today’s ultracompetitive job market, you have to master the most useful tools out there—social networks.

How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, Second Edition, helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and leveraging the job-search features of the most popular sites, including:

LinkedIn's InMaps—Get a complete visual of your network for a faster, more efficient job search
Facebook's BranchOut—Learn more about your friends’ careers, so you can help them—and they can help you
Twitter's Lists—Build a customized list of users to discover opportunities you might otherwise miss
Google+'s Circles—Get the most relevant information about yourself into the hands of the right people

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ 2/E
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface to he econd Edition
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Part 1: Getting LinkedIn
    1. Chapter 1: Putting the Work in Social Networking
      1. What Exactly Is LinkedIn?
      2. Job Hunting Through LinkedIn
      3. A Quick Guided Tour of the LinkedIn Site
      4. LinkedIn Communications Methods and Networking Details
      5. I Got a Job on LinkedIn
      6. Looking Ahead
    2. Chapter 2: Create Your Best Profile
      1. Theories and Philosophies
      2. Content and Appearance
      3. Nuts and Bolts
      4. I Got a Job on LinkedIn
      5. Looking Ahead
    3. Chapter 3: Build and Work Your LinkedIn Network
      1. Your Very Own LinkedIn Network
      2. LinkedIn Open Networkers (LIONs)
      3. Build Like You Breathe
      4. Will the LIONs and the Non-LIONs Ever Agree?
      5. Building Your LinkedIn Network
      6. Working Your Network
      7. I Got a Job on LinkedIn
      8. Looking Ahead
    4. Chapter 4: Use LinkedIn to Job Hunt
      1. Your Profile
      2. Using Recommendations
      3. Working Your Network
      4. Researching Companies
      5. The “Jobs” Link
      6. Recruit Those Recruiters for Help!
      7. Free versus Premium LinkedIn Subscriptions for Job Hunters
      8. I Got a Job on LinkedIn
      9. Looking Ahead
    5. Chapter 5: Questions? LinkedIn Has Answers. Answers? LinkedIn Has Questions.
      1. That 80/20 Rule
      2. The “Answers” Link
      3. Got a Question? Glad You Asked!
      4. Answering Questions
      5. I Got a Job on LinkedIn
      6. Looking Ahead
    6. Chapter 6: Using LinkedIn on the Job
      1. Behind the “Companies” Tab
      2. Use LinkedIn to Locate Vendors and Employees
      3. Entrepreneurs Eat Well on LinkedIn
      4. Using LinkedIn’s Applications on the Job
      5. Free versus Premium Accounts
      6. Looking Ahead
    7. Chapter 7: LinkedIn Makes the Grade for Students and New Grads
      1. Your Profile
      2. Building and Working Your Network
      3. Scrub Your Facebook and Other Facts of Life on Social Networks
      4. Looking Ahead
  10. Part 2: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
    1. Chapter 8: Facebook: Not Just for Networking Socially
      1. Facebook Is for Job Hunters
      2. A Facebook Profile for Business
      3. Networking for Business Through Facebook
      4. Job Postings on Facebook
      5. We Found Our Jobs Through Facebook!
      6. Looking Ahead
    2. Chapter 9: Twitter Your Way to That New Job
      1. The Lowdown on Twitter
      2. What Are You Going to Tweet About?
      3. Tweeting on Twitter
      4. Finding People to Follow
      5. Getting People to Follow You
      6. Twitter and Job Hunting
      7. We Found Our Jobs Through Twitter!
      8. Looking Ahead
    3. Chapter 10: Google+—The New Kid on the Block
      1. The Genesis of Google+
      2. Google+’s Features
      3. Your Google+ Profile
      4. Google+ for Job Seekers
      5. Looking Ahead
  11. Index

Product information

  • Title: How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Brad Schepp, Debra Schepp
  • Release date: May 2012
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9780071790444