Leveraging social media for your job search – Facebook


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Many people on social media are comfortable using their profiles to keep in touch with family, friends, and acquaintances, and to form new relationships, but we don’t often think of how the individual networks could benefit us as professionals. Indeed, one of the most essential skills for any job seeker is an understanding of how to use strategically leverage social media like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and even blogs.

VA Careers stays connected to active job seekers and those interested in learning more about careers at VA by keeping our social media profiles on the leading edge—connecting our followers to the jobs and information that is most relevant to them. This is the first in a three-part series explaining the different social media platforms VHA can offer qualified health care candidates.

The VA Careers Facebook profile is an award-winning page that combines the mentorship aspect of recruitment with the community and support of a social media network.

The page has recently incorporated a branded career tab that seamlessly integrates with the VA Careers Facebook page. This new functionality comes through VA Careers’ partnership with TweetMyJobs, the leading social and mobile recruitment and job distribution network. Features include:

• Automated distribution of jobs enabling job seekers to search and apply from within VA Careers’ Facebook page

• Functionality for job seekers to explore open positions on an interactive map

• Sharing tools for employees or other Facebook users to share jobs through their network

• Alert sign-up for jobseekers to receive email or text notification of relevant jobs

In addition to the job search feature, the VA Careers community on Facebook is large and robust—a network of over 180,000 professionals, job seekers, and employees who regularly ask questions and provide support.

If you are interested in learning more about a career at VA, Facebook is a great place to start. You can also visit VAcareers.va.gov to search jobs and apply for a position.

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