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Job Seekers Recruited via Social More Likely to Be Hired

As newly graduated students and the recently unemployed look for open positions in a difficult job market, companies are on the lookout for new employees. Many employers are using social recruiting, in which companies find potential job candidates on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

What might be surprising is social recruiting is more likely to get you hired, plus it can help you stay employed longer.

Jobvite recently released a survey showing more people get hired from online referrals and company career pages than from job boards. As shown in the infographic below, almost half of the social recruiting hires remained in their positions for over three years.

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Facebook Adds Professional Skills Category for Job Seekers

The new category appears as an option in a Facebook profile’s About section under the heading of Work and Education. A simple click on the edit button near the heading reveals the new category that automatically offers links to pages focused on the skills the user has entered.

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Job Seeking Out of Your Industry: 5 Steps to Take

When you find yourself in the position of job seeking in an industry you’re not familiar with, it’s important to take some alternative routes.

Here are some valuable steps to keep in mind.

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