Hannah Morgan: Social Media Job Search Expert
Hannah Morgan is a job search strategist and founding Guide of CareerSherpa.net.
Her mission is to educate job seekers on how to use social media and new tools to build the right online presence to attract job opportunities.
Hannah is no stranger to social media. She uses the tools herself to network and build relationships, and most importantly, enhance her own personal brand. This hands-on knowledge and experience actually using social media is what sets her apart. Hannah believes social media is a game-changer that enables job seekers to better position themselves and implement the most successful search strategies.
With over 10 years of experience working in human resources and outplacement, as well as in a One-Stop Career Center, Hannah’s knowledge of job search and passion for the subject, have helped thousands of unemployed people feel more pro-active and productive about their search. She truly serves as an advocate for the job seeker; helping to best position themselves and implement the most successful search strategies.
With over 10 years of experience working in human resources and outplacement, as well as in a One-Stop Career Center, Hannah’s knowledge of job search and passion for the subject, have helped thousands of job seekers feel more pro-active and productive about their search.
Hannah is a featured contributor to US News and World Report and has been quoted in numerous publications including: USA Today, Huffington Post, Money Magazine, The Muse, Business Insider, LifeHacker, and Monster. Her site and Twitter handle have been listed as top resources for job seekers and careerists to follow.
Hannah divides her time between writing, speaking, delivering workshops and career advising in a top 50 business school career center. She is the author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.
To keep current with the latest trends, including using social media for job search, follow Hannah on Twitter (@careersherpa) and Facebook (Career Sherpa). Visit Careersherpa.net to read regularly updated posts on topics related to job search, online visibility, and social media strategies.
Articles by Hannah Morgan
- 7 Ways Research a Potential Employer with Facebook
Smart job seekers know to research a company. You may have used the company's website, Glassdoor, or even spoken to people you know who work for the company. But have you checked out the company's Facebook page? You can learn a lot about a company by seeing what they post on Facebook.
- How to Use Facebook to Prepare for an Interview
You’ve researched the company you have an upcoming interview with. But have you checked out Facebook? You never know who or what you may discover on this platform so it’s worth taking a look.
- 4 Ways to Increase Facebook Visibility for Your Job Search
For 68 percent of adults, Facebook has become their go-to source for news and keeping up with what's going on (according to Pew Research). As a result, people are spending more time on this social network and perhaps you are too. Rather than fight it or delete your profile, why not make Facebook a platform to increase your online visibility, reach a broader audience and help people discover you!
- Leverage Facebook Status Updates for Your Job Search (5 Rules plus 8 Great Update Ideas)
Facebook may not be the first place you think to go for help with your job search. But using the right status updates could help you land your next job. Think, for a minute, about all the people you are connected to on Facebook. Friends, family, classmates and other acquaintances. Any of them could potentially know about a job you might be suited for, if they knew you were looking.
- Optimize Your Personal Facebook Profile: A NEW Resume
Facebook is most commonly known as the place to connect with friends, but don't overlook the power of this network to build a personal professional brand. You probably spent time optimizing your LinkedIn profile. You can use many of the same strategies to enhance your Facebook profile. Done well, it can supplement or, done right, replace a copy of your resume in a recruiter's or hiring manager's hands.
- 5 Reasons Smart Social Media Activity Is Essential for Job Search
Have you ever said to yourself, "If I could only get an interview, I could prove I'm the right person for the job."
You don't need to wait for the interview to get in front of hiring professionals. By being active on social media, you can prove you have the skills, experience and personality for the work you are interested in.
- 9 Tips to Leverage Facebook for a Successful Job Search
If you have a Facebook account and are actively job hunting, you may be wondering about using Facebook for your job search. This choice is one you want to educate yourself on. There are pros and cons. If you do decide to move forward using Facebook as a way to promote your professional qualifications, then you should know how recruiters use Facebook.
Navigating Your Job Search
- Keep Rolling: How to Stay Motivated During Job Search
It's easy lose to your motivation during job search, especially if you've been at it for awhile. You may feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster where you feel optimistic one minute and then dejected the next. Here are some ideas on how you can offset the emotional highs and lows of job search.
- Master These 6 Essential New Job Search Procedures
If you haven't hunted for a job in a few years, you're probably going to be surprised at how the process works today. Landing your next job won't be as easy as flinging your resume around and getting invited to a bunch of interviews.
- Use 'Visuals' to Outshine Your Competiton
Companies use pictures, videos, infographics, and presentations to catch consumer's attention. As a job seeker, you can apply the same techniques to stand out and hook your next employer.
- Get 'Sourced' to Get Hired
The newest CareerXroads Source of Hire study was released in July, and the results may not surprise you. The number one source of external hiring is referrals.
However, there was a significant increase in the percent of new hires categorized as direct source- almost as many as job board hires. So what can you do to improve your odds of being sourced?
- 5 Ways to Land Your New Job Faster
Are you sick and tired of searching for a job? It is tough work and requires skills and strategies that may be new to you! When you continue to do the same things over and over and get the same results, that ought to be your first clue to step away and stop the insanity.
- 3 Key Elements of Job Search Success
If your job search was a stool, these 3 elements would be the legs supporting that stool, and keeping it in balance. Without all 3 of these legs, that stool - or your job search - would not be completely functional or effective.
- How to Rally Your Job Search Campaign
What if your job search was a political campaign? Just as the candidates have a platform and strategy for reaching and converting voters (employers), so must you.
These are the steps you can take to win votes and your job search campaign.
- Building Your Best Pitch, Resume Summary, and LinkedIn Summary
These three important elements of your job search are similar, yet different. How you deliver your message and what you choose to include is most effective when based on the preferences and needs of the person receiving it.
- 4 Essential Tactics for a Successful Job Search
Playing by the same old job search playbook may not gain you the win you are hoping for. The competitive marketplace requires you to kick your search up a notch.
These are four tactics to help make you a stronger competitor.
- Make Your Job Search More Social
Falling into the black hole during the job application process happens to most job seekers and is very discouraging. What if there was a way to avoid it? There is!
And it is not as difficult as you may think.
- How to Tap into Employee Referrals
The surest way to get your foot in the door is a referral by an employee. Companies agree, employee referrals are the go-to source for hiring.
- How to Organize and Track Your Job Search
Your job search requires that you juggle multiple balls, learn new project management skills, finesse your sales and lead generation knowledge, and it tests your creative writing ability, too. Don't drive yourself crazy trying to find the right version of the resume you sent an employer or trying to remember who referred you for a job.
- How to Stand Out from the Crowd
You know the saying, if something seems too good to be true, then it probably isn't true. There really isn't a silver bullet for job search, unfortunately. Finding a new job requires hard work.
- How to Invest Your Job Search Time Most Wisely
Job Search is a full time job. Plan on allocating 30-35 hours a week to job search activities if you are unemployed. If you are working, you may only have 5 hours a week.
- 6 Steps: How to Pull Together Your Job Search Gear
Job search is an adventure and a process. This may be new to you or may have changed since you last traveled this road. What you do need is a map to guide you towards your next job.
- How to Identify the Right Job Titles for Your Job Search
When you rush into your job search without knowing where to look, what you want to do, or what's happening in your industry, it is sort of like heading up a mountain without knowing the trails. Conducting research in advance will provide you with information that will make the hike easier and more focused.
- How to Choose a New Industry
As you begin to navigate your job search, you may notice a scarcity of posted jobs like the one you used to have. Or perhaps you are feeling burned out and want to try something new. One choice is to change the type of job you are looking for. The other is to take your transferrable skills into a new industry.
- How to Proactively Search for a Job
It is time to make a switch in how you look for a job. Scouring the job boards is 100% reactive. It requires very little effort and quite frankly, has a small success rate. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you had at least some control over getting hired? YOU DO!
- How to Get Your Job Search On Track
Job search is a process. Very much like a sales funnel, it will take a lot of activities to generate an interview. Therefore, you will want to measure where you are investing your time and energy. This post is about learning how to take control of your job search by tracking your activities.
- How to Stand Out with Follow Up: The System
There are many ways for you to stand out from the crowd of other job seekers out there. Your ability to follow up shows organizational skills, integrity, and - most of all - interest.
- How to Follow Up: Taking Some Control
Going through the motions of networking, applying for jobs, and interviewing just isn't enough these days, and maybe it never was. Following up after someone has helped you will create a positive, memorable impression of you.
- How to Improve Your Job Search with 3 Email Techniques
Email is a standard communication tool today but it can do so much more than send your message! You can use it to gather business intelligence, improve your productivity, and remind recipients of your expertise. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, during your job search.
- How a Job Search Is Like Dating
Job Search and dating both conjure up feelings of discomfort. And yet, they are the necessary evils that you have to endure to achieve the desired outcomes.
- 5 Ways to Prepare Your Job Search for the Holidays
During October, November, and December, kick your job search into high gear. Often a new calendar year brings a new budget, and proactive hiring managers start scoping out candidates during the holiday season. Here is advice to help plan this month.
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About the author...
Hannah Morgan, Job-Hunt’s Social Media Job Search Expert, maximizes her own personal branding and online visibility using social media platforms. She is a job search strategist and founder of CareerSherpa.net. Follow and connect with Hannah on Twitter (@careersherpa) and Facebook (Career Sherpa). To read more articles on how to use social media for job search, visit her site: Careersherpa.net.