Do’s and don’ts of using social media in your job search

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With the economy improving, IT jobs are becoming more plentiful. And that means tech professionals – even those who are happily employed – are looking around to see what’s available out there in the job market.

According to a recent survey from TEKsystems, eight out of 10 IT pros say they are interested in new job opportunities. And 75% of respondents said they use social media to look for jobs and check out potential new employers.

Economic factors are a big reason for the surge in social job-hunting, explains C. J. Reuter, director of client success at Work4, which sells social and mobile recruiting solutions. In the past, people were skeptical about merging their personal and professional worlds on social media.

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