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It’s not only who you know, but also who is reading your social media posts that can help you land your next job. According to Vala Afshar of Enterasys Networks, “The paper resume is dead. The Web is your resume. Social networks are your mass references.”

A 2012 Jobvite survey showed that 92 percent of employers use social media as a way to recruit new employees. Barbara Safani, owner of a career management firm, suggests blogs, active LinkedIn profiles and YouTube videos exhibiting your professional skills can make a difference in finding employment.

Be careful about your posts though. Not only can social media promote your chances of being hired, it can also be the reason why you do not get a position. Forbes reported that one in five technology firm executives did not hire a candidate based on their social media profile.

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by Carol