11th Dec 2012
How to... Use Social Network Sites For Business
Used correctly social networking sites can be the perfect platform to market your skills and talents.
Many employers screen candidates online before offering them a job - so how can you make social network sites work for you?
A social networking site for people in professional occupations. It reports more than 175 million users in more than 200 countries.
The site allows registered users to maintain a list of contact details - or connections - as it calls them. Users can upload a cv, add contact and work experience details. Employers can use it to list jobs and search for people.
Is a social networking or micro blog site. It allows users to send and read messages of up to 140 characters.
It has over 500 million users and is one of the ten most visited websites on the internet. Businesses can use Twitter to share information with their followers quickly and gain feedback on products and services instantly.
The social networking site has over one billion active users and allows users to upload pictures, list education and work backgrounds, give location and contact information.
Businesses can use it to share information and latest news and offers.
Before using any of the sites it is worth considering what information you want to make public. Any information posted under your name is potentially accessible. Before you post any information in your own name consider whether you would be happy to have this information viewed by friends, family, current or future employers, employees or competitors.