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Social media can provide you with access to a wide network of future employers. You can use these platforms for career research, job seeking and to market yourself. However, it is very important that you develop an online personal brand. Click here for personal branding resources.

Listed below are a few websites to help you build your online personal brand:
  • https://flavors.me
  • https://about.me
  • http://zerply.com
  • www.enthuse.me

Here are some other valuable resources to get you started: Some of the most popular platforms for your job search are as follows:
  • LinkedIn - LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site with over 90 million members worldwide. It provides opportunities to network directly with professionals from a broad range of employment sectors. You can join professional groups and link with WVSU Alumni. To get started check out six short tutorials about how LinkedIn will work for you. Other useful resources provided by LinkedIn are: a Job Search Checklist and Top 10 Job Search Blogs.
  • YouTube - This is the second largest search engine and a good method to get advice from recruiters and others on a number of career and job search topics. Here is a unique example of marketing yourself - Curriculum Vitae Interactive Video.
  • Twitter - You can follow companies, brands, people or issues of interest to you. Here are a couple of useful resources: How Twitter can help Land You a Job and Twitter Job Hustle.
  • Other popular platforms are Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. Pinterest and Instagram are often used for a visual portfolio for those of you who plan to enter the creative industries.

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