Career Tip

USA / Germany: Five Rules for Job Hunt Success on Social Media

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Like it or not, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus & Co. are here to stay. Recruiters use social media when searching for candidates. Hiring managers frequently use them to learn more about a proposed job candidate.

Your grandma is using it. "This social media stuff is so not my generation" - not an excuse for you in a time where many companies consider social media skills mandatory for new hires in departments such as customer service.

What does this mean for you? Follow our five rules for job search success on social online networks, and you will avoid common traps, and may even receive job leads or attract the curiosity of a headhunter or potential employer:

You may even want to share your thoughts on the topic (i.e., "has helped me" or "colossal waste of time"), or share tips, tricks and useful resources with other Germans and Americans looking for a job in Germany or in the U.S. The Germany-USA Career Center's blog is open for guest post suggestions.

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