This article details how one might use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Pinterest to find a job. LinkedIn seems a bit obvious, as it is almost a form of social media for the professional world (though it is attempting to move away from just gearing towards business). As for Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest, one common concern is that a prospective employee’s personal digital footprint might now coincide with how they might want to be viewed professionally.
I would like to pose the following two questions to the class:
1) Would you ever use your social media platforms to search for and apply to a job opportunity?
2) If yes, would you have to change the current content to appear more professional, or highlight accomplishments or qualifications in a different way?