The Importance of Social Media for Your Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Shea Bennett Comment

Looking for a Job? Watch What You Post on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 73 percent of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media, and that 93 percent of hiring managers will review an applicant’s social media profile before taking the next step?

Which means it’s never been more important to have your social media house in order. This is where LinkedIn really matters – 79 percent of recruiters make hires through the business social network, compared to 26 percent for Facebook and just 14 percent for Twitter.

Social recruitment has benefits for companies, too – 33 percent have seen a decrease in time-to-hire, and 49 percent have seen an overall increase in candidate quality.

Check the visual below for a close look at the importance of social media for your job search, which comes courtesy of Career Glider.

The Importance of Social Media for Your Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

(Source: Career Glider.)

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