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Can Facebook Get You a Job? (Infographic)

Living in a recession that has partly resulted in a tough job market calls for a new light. Though the economic downturn may scream fear and hopelessness to the unemployed, social media has stepped in – bringing hope and positivisty.

This infographic designed by MBA Online illustrates some of that hope.

According to the graphic, which was designed based upon a survey from Jobvite, over 50% of job seekers use Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to find jobs. More specifically, over 18 million American people said to have found jobs using Facebook.

While the infographic highlights the profiles of the male/female social job seekers, statistics on social network use for jobs and some applicable tips, the part toward the end of the infographic really stood out: “Moral of the story: being super social pays off. ” The saying ” It’s not what you know, but who you know” has never sounded so true.

Social media has brought to a tough job market a new light – using the very network we joined because it was the ‘in’ thing to do – and allowing another line of communication to evolve and become this powerful resource.

Facebook jobs infographic

Created by: MBA Online

A regular guy, doing regular things. Just trying to figure out this thing we use called the Internet. I love graphics, coffee and hip hop. I also love to sleep.


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  • Samuel August 9, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Now that is interesting.

    Overall, I didn’t think Facebook could go through exactly like LinkedIn. Good stuff

  • Bishwajeet March 31, 2012, 11:42 am

    I doubt about Facebook,but LInekdIn can surely get a guy a decent job. I have also got some orders from LinkedIn so I know how effective it is.

  • prateek March 15, 2012, 1:04 am

    This quite interesting . Till noe people used social networking just to connect with their friends but this post has given another good view for social networking…

  • Shine March 13, 2012, 1:43 pm

    This is interesting…I wouldn’t have thought you can get jobs through Facebook and Twitter. I knew with LinkedIn you can. I still have a lot to learn.

  • Mark March 4, 2012, 1:16 pm

    Well, these are very interesting facts Tony. I like the job directory that LinkedIn have, there are some very good high paying clients there. Thanks

    M Mark

  • shawn mentor February 23, 2012, 12:39 am

    I give more priority to Facebook than any other social media. It is the right place to find people of same interest and cadre. The most interesting fact is that it is available for free and you don’t have to pay or upgrade your membership over there.
    You can chat and send messages easily.
    Thanks for facebook.

  • Danijela February 19, 2012, 3:43 am

    These are very useful information. I think it’s a great idea to use social media for job finding then just for playing Facebook games or tweeting about how you’re just came out of your bed this morning.

  • Abhi Balani January 26, 2012, 5:30 am

    lol.. It’s awesome, even very true. Most, most of the people are social, these days.

  • Brittany Rubinstein December 9, 2011, 7:34 pm

    I got a contract gig through Facebook Marketplace and an interview through Twitter. I am definitely all for using social media to find job!

  • Ana December 6, 2011, 8:32 am

    Facebook may or may not get you a job. If your purpose is for applying for a job, you might as well need to clean up your account first, do you want everything on your facebook to be seen by the employer(like other personal stuffs and some nutty comments)? Social networks are among the best places to investigate us and do background checks of our behaviors. Also, there are still a lot of websites that only focus on job postings and these are might as well the users will visit when looking for a job.

  • Azmain December 3, 2011, 5:04 pm

    Hey Tom

    Being just 20 I haven’t really got that great a presence on LinkedIn, but knowing that nearly 25 million people got jobs from FB and Twitter really has cheered me up! Never really thought of looking for a job on either site, but I’m reconsidering putting up my professional info on FB.

    Thanks for the info!


  • Duncan December 3, 2011, 5:04 am

    Interesting to see that even Twitter refers about the same number of job candidates as LinkedIn, seeing that job hunting is really LinkedIn’s main purpose.

  • Brad December 1, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Looks like it might…but resumes are still better!

  • Abel Pardo December 1, 2011, 10:18 am

    Congratulations for the info, it’s really nice.

    I think it’s just growing, but not at all a very helpful way for finding a job by itself. It will be, but just now there are other options and always using all of them is the right method.

    Best way: a mix and always thinking in the goal we want to achieve. It’s not the same finding a job as a designer that looking for something driving trucks in Ohio.

  • Serena November 30, 2011, 11:30 pm

    The need for networking in the current job market is not news, but this article presents some interesting information. I especially like the infographic, and the “tips” section in particular. I didn’t realize that notes are stickier than status updates, and using the same picture across different platforms is a great way to build a brand for yourself!

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