Can Facebook get you a job?

Following in the theme of careers and job hunting, which many people tend to think about at the start of a new year, we’ve found an infographic that shows just how much influence social media has on finding a new job.

Some of the stats are unsurprising – it’s rather predictable that 1 in 6 workers use social media to get hired, considering how many people are now on LinkedIn and Facebook. Interestingly though, Facebook beat Twitter and LinkedIn together when it came to the number of jobs it has helped people land. 18,400,000 Americans believed Facebook helped them get their current job, compared to 10,200,000 on LinkedIn and 800,000 on Twitter.

This is pretty surprising. After all, LinkedIn is more typically considered the best professional network for job hunters; Facebook is the more ‘social’ and casual of the networks.

If you’re looking to find a job this year, pay close attention to the tips at the bottom of this infographic.

Source: Mashable

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