Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies
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When you first start a blog for job searching, it can sometimes feel like you’re talking to a wall. Don’t worry if your page views are low or no one bothers commenting on your posts. Just remember that every website is vying for traffic and that many people are in the same boat you’re in.

What really matters for you, as a job seeker, is that when people of importance see your blog, they get a good feeling about you. The point is this: People may not see your page-view analytics, but they do see whether other people are commenting on your blog. So don’t get too worried about traffic. Instead, spend your energy producing good content and facilitating comments about that content.

How do you get people to comment on your blog? One easy way is to just ask them to. At the end of each post, say something like, “Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.” Be sure to reply to each comment you get. When readers see that you read and respond to comments, they’ll be more likely to join in.

One controversial trick for jump-starting comments on your blog is to use a service called Fiverr. Fiverr is a community of people who will do anything for $5. Yes, anything. (Don’t get any funny ideas, though). Most of the things people are willing to do are for traffic building, graphic design, or even video production.

And, yes, people are willing to do some weird stuff, such as the guy who will dance to any song of your choice in a hot dog costume. But putting that odd stuff aside, you can purchase 20 comments on your blog for $5, giving you instant credibility. Here’s how:

  1. Head to and either log in or create an account.

  2. Type in “blog comments” in the search bar.

  3. Hire the best provider based on reviews and whether they offer other services.

    Don’t worry if you don’t like people’s comments, because you can delete them from your blog.

Welcome engineered comments only until you start seeing real comments and traffic coming naturally from genuinely interested people.

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Joshua Waldman, MBA, is an authority on leveraging social media to find employment. His writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and the International Business Times. Joshua's career blog,, won the Readers' Choice Award for Best Career Blog 2013. Joshua presents keynotes, trainings, and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, and professional organizations.

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