Social Media Triple Threat for the Class of 2014 Job Search [REBLOG]

magnifying-glassA really great and useful piece by Josie Ahlquist on how to clean up your digital presence for a job search and then how to leverage it.  Josie does some amazing research on college students and social media use.  Her entire site is definitely worth a look.

Josie Ahlquist

LMU Graduation. Photo Credit: Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht

I write this post to the class of 2014 college graduates.  Putting in four years to earn your undergraduate (or five…or six) I’m sure ready to go put that degree to work!  You have the grades, the extracurriculars, internships, and even great references.  But in todays fiercely competitive economy there is no guarantee that you’ll even get an interview.

Nope, many of those times I listed above are given.  The leadership roles, high GPA, service projects, etc.  Still nothing.

I have watched recent alumni take jobs at coffee shops after graduation, as I wonder if they can afford their student loan payments.  Yes watch out, those payments kick in six months after walking across that stage.

Okay deep breaths, hope is not lost.  You got this!  Social media isn’t just for Instagramming your bling’d out graduation cap or staying in touch with your fellow…

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