Using Social Media to Your College and Career Advantage

Did you know that it’s possible to use social media advantageously for both college and career?

Check out these statistics (source: pewinternet.org):

•    30% of all Google searches (about 300 million per year) are employment related
•    73% of 18-34 year olds found their last jobs through a social network
•    94% of recruiters us or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts
•    78% have made a hire through social media
•    93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social profiles

Colleges are looking for potential students who are serious about their future and career. They are looking for individuals who can handle themselves appropriately on social media. Their investment in someone is also an investment in the future of their college or university. It is important to consider that the things posted and shared on social media are visible not just to friends and family, but to anyone, anywhere in the entire world. Social media is and should be fun, but there are some things to consider. Leadership At Its Best is ready to help young people understand how to build a high quality social media profile for college and employment. Contact us now to find out more.

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