UPDATE: When it comes to social media savvy and willingness to help others, our LATISM tweeps are beyond compare. Last night, the discussion covered everything job related, from insights on the current unemployment situation and what the Administration should be doing to solve it, to tips on how organizations can attract, recruit, mentor and nurture their Latino employees, to how one can support peers, close ones and even oneself deal with the stigma of unemployment to finding work and climbing the corporate ladder with the aid of the social media tools at our disposal.
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According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statitistics [July 2011], minorities have continued to face significantly higher unemployment rates than Whites, while unemployment rates for Latinos held relatively steady at 11.3 percent.
Looking for employment is always difficult, but for those who have experienced the situation first hand during a down economy, it can be even more of an ordeal. At times like these, it becomes even more important to be aware of what companies are doing, and to build a large network of connections that can bring you closer to that goal.
Enter social media. It is no secret that Twitter, Facebook and other SM platforms can bring you closer to finding a job by lowering the “entry point” and giving you access to contacts that could otheriwise be extremely hard to make.
At the same time, companies are increasingly using social recruiting to source candidates for employment, as well as to investigate applicants they are considering hiring.
As part of our LATISM ’11 conference topic party series, our LATISM party tonight will focus on the current unemployment situation, possible solutions as well as social media tactics we can use to our advantage to find job opportunities, market ourselves to companies, showcase our skills and experience, and land a new job.
Join Us And Let’s Share Social Media Job Hunting Secrets!
– What would be a good solution to the current unemployment situation in the United States?
– Is social media a good tool for job hunting in this economy?
– What tips and tricks have worked for you in your job search?
– What is the ultimate platform to find a job?
– How can we use the tools we have available to help those who are not connected in their job search?