Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies
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If you are successful in your job search using social media, you should consider using your newfound expertise to help a fellow job seeker. Helping others simply feels good, gives you a sense of hope and self-confidence, and shows that you’re the type of person who gives back to his community and network. Here are a few ways that you can give back:

  • Send an e-mail to a local job-search group and offer an hour of your time to look at people’s résumés.

  • Send job openings you hear about to people looking for work.

  • Volunteer at a local unemployment office to teach a professional skill.

  • Buy ten copies of a book that you found useful in your career and donate them to a group of motivated job seekers.

  • Teach a class at the local community college that could help improve job seeking skills.

  • Volunteer for your local college’s mentorship program.

  • Interview high-school students who have applied to your alma mater.

  • Pick someone you know who’s struggling and offer to look at her résumé or share some of your own successful job-seeking tips.

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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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