How social media helped me get the job

Recently I was invited to speak at a career conference at my Alma Mater, CSU San Bernardino. The topic: Get The Job With Social Media. As luck would have it, less than one month later, I would be putting me own advice to the test. I will describe how that went at the end of this post.

You are a brand

It is simple really. In the good old days, you searched for a job, you applied for a job, and if you were lucky, you interviewed for a job. Social media has changed the dynamics. The process still applies, but social media adds a new layer. You now have the opportunity to manage your career. By being active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or even a blog, you are able to shape yourself as a brand.

Social media enables you to manage your brand and shape your career

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