Is it possible to land a job using Facebook?
NEW YORK, NY -- Here are two ways to use Facebook to get hired. 1) Networking: Most of your, friends, family, colleagues and business partners will be on Facebook. We can assume that recruiters, hiring managers and prospective new employers are on Facebook too. This gives you a unique opportunity to network yourself to whoever is hiring at the moment.
Many people expect to get contacted via LinkedIn, but Facebook is not a professional network, and therefore contacting somebody professionally could actually help you stand out from the crowd. As long as you tread carefully, this tactic will work. Let's say you identify a company that's recruiting, now find out who the hiring manager is. Then check for friends or friends of friends in common, in order to get referred to people working for the company. Contact this person with your best spiel and take it from there.
2) Status Updates: Update your Facebook status with your current job situation and what you're looking for. Friends, family, old colleagues, acquaintances are all there to help you. You'll be delighted at how much support you'll get. Bear in mind that another human trait is forgetting, so keep updating your Facebook status and give them the latest on your job hunt efforts. If you're on Facebook anyways, why not turn it into something productive. Add it to your social media job searching strategy along with LinkedIn and Twitter. Another weapon in your job hunting arsenal is not going to hurt.