How to Leverage Facebook for Your First Job Search

By Roberto Angulo

Use Facebook in the same way as LinkedIn to let your friends know that you’re looking for a job. You can do this easily by creating a status update and making it public, as shown here.

Letting your friends on Facebook know you’re looking for a job.

Complete your Facebook profile by adding your school, major, and any previous internship experience you’ve had. More employers are using Facebook to look for talent, so the more information you have, the more likely you are to be found.

Here are some ways to make your update stand out:

  • Make it public. By default, updates appear only to your friends. Make this one public so everyone sees it.
  • Add a background. Facebook now lets you add a background to your updates. Doing this will make your update stand out.
  • Add a link to your professional profile. If you have a LinkedIn or AfterCollege profile, add a link to it in your update.