Can Social Media Help You Find A Job? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that in 2012, companies are anticipated to use social media to source potential hires for over 80 percent of their job openings?

Almost all recruiters are using one or more of the top social networks to target candidates – LinkedIn leads the way by some distance, with 98 percent favouring this platform (and some 94.5 percent of those have made successful hires using this channel), ahead of Twitter (42 percent) and Facebook (33 percent).

Recruiters split their time between using social media for sourcing potential applicants or posting new vacancies, but one thing’s increasingly clear: if you’re looking for work, it’s never been more important to be proactive on the major social networks, and also to ensure that your behaviour and appearance is always top drawer.

This infographic from takes a closer look at the growing role that social media plays in the job search.

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