Social Media for Career Advancement

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Last week at the Texas Library Association's Annual Conference, Karen Landolt, Director for the University of Texas' HireTexas Interview Center, presented "Social Media for Career Advancement". She had great advice on managing your online reputation, developing a reputation as an expert, and using social media for job searching including helpful Twitter keyword job title searches. Think social media isn't for you? Not only do 9 out of 10 employers use social media to screen prospective employees, 7 out of 10 have rejected candidates based on their social media presences. So it's up to you to control the message . Karen suggests Googling your name to see what pops up. We suggest doing this from a computer other than your own so you're sure to get the same results a potential employer would get. You'll find more great tips in Karen's presentation below.