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Social media for your student and graduate job search

Social media for your student and graduate job search

Kelly, Marielle

If you want to help your students use social media to get ahead in their job search, look no further than this book. Taking readers through each of the major social networking sites, from LinkedIn and Twitter to Pinterest and Instagram, it provides jargon-free advice at every step, enabling readers to make effective use of these platforms for career research and networking. Illustrated with practical exercises and sample profiles throughout, this book will teach students how to manage their online presence, identify and communicate their brand and connect effectively with employers. This is an essential resource for current students or graduates who are looking for part-time jobs, summer internships, industrial placements or graduate jobs

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Available at Internet, London Library and St Peter's Library.

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Statement of responsibility: Marielle Kelly
ISBN: 1137472375, 1137472383, 9781137472373, 9781137472380


  1. Introduction: Becoming Social Media-savvy
  2. 1. Social Media for Your Job Search
  3. 2. Define Your Brand
  4. 3. Put Your Brand Online
  5. 4. Boost Your Job Search
  6. 5. Career Connections
  7. 6. Make the Most of LinkedIn
  8. 7. Make the Most of Twitter
  9. 8. Make the Most of Blogging
  10. 9. Make the Most of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Video CVs

Author note

Marielle Kelly is a Career Adviser at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has created and delivered popular workshops on using LinkedIn and Twitter to find employment and has trained a large number of students to increase social media literacy. She is also a freelance career consultant and LinkedIn trainer.

Description for teachers

This book will provide student and graduate job seekers with the understanding and skills they need to leverage social media to enhance their job search. It takes students from the basics such as setting up a profile on the various social media platforms, through how to build a powerful professional presence online and maintain a great network, to discovering new sources of job postings.

In addition, it will give an important insight into how employers are using social media to find the right candidates and it will equip them with key principles to take forward as new social media platforms emerge.


"This excellent book enables students to begin to bridge that divide between using social media in a very personal, informal way, to using it for professional and career development. Implementing its lessons cannot guarantee career success but will definitely optimise your chances." - The Irish Times
"Incredibly clear and comprehensive book, jam-packed with practical tips and advice for any student who wants to use social media to their advantage in securing career opportunities and employment." - Customer review


"It's well written book and an enjoyable read too. It will bring value to those that take the time to read it." - Simon Cocking, Irish Tech News