In her article for About.com, Pinterest Tips for Job Seekers, Alison Doyle explains to job seekers how this growing social media website can help their job search.
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Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites and you can use it to enhance your job search as well as for personal pinning.
Well designed and pinned boards can provide a terrific visual to connections and prospective employers. Once you have set up Pinterest, you can add a link to your page from your LinkedIn and other online profiles, websites and blogs. You can also include a link to Pinterest in your email signature.
Why use Pinterest? If you are in a visual field, you can show examples of your work and Pinterest can become an online version of your resume. For other job seekers, your Pinterest boards will show that you’re current with what’s happening in your industry and career field.
For everyone, using Pinterest shows hiring managers that you are on top of and engaged with what’s happening online.
It doesn’t take much time to set up and maintain Pinterest. You can do it in a few minutes a day and the payback will be worth the time you spend.
Here’s more on how to use Pinterest effectively when you are job searching from Jacques Bouchard, Internet Marketing Manager, Onward Search.
Pinterest Tips for Job Seekers