Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search: The Job Seeker’s New Best Friend

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While Facebook doesn’t have the professional reputation of LinkedIn, it can play its own role in the world of business, and it’s new Graph Search feature will make it even easier to connect.

Although Facebook Graph Search has it’s fun side, allowing you to type a phrase (such as “People I know in Milwaukee” or even “Guys named Charlie who drink Coca-Cola and love curling”), the results of your search can mean serious business when you receive a display of individuals, businesses, and organizations related to the search.

How is Facebook Graph Search is like your best friend? Just like your IRL best friend, this tool can bring you helpful information, widen your social circle and build your confidence in your job search. But like your IRL best friend, Facebook knows a lot about you. Things that you might not want to share with a potential boss.

This post will discuss some of the pros and cons of your privacy options, explain how to protect yourself from some of the search functions, and give the alternate perspective of how being more visible can help you build your brand.

If you’re on Facebook, this post is a must-read to maintain your professional reputation in this online era. If you’re not on Facebook, you might consider it. I hope this article will persuade you to set up a profile, make quick friends with Graph Search and use it to be found for your brand attributes. When you do, be sure to find Profession Direction!

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Kristin Johnson

Kristin is a TORI award-winning, 6-times certified resume writer, job search coach, and social media consultant. She's the proud owner of Profession Direction, LLC, which was recently named one of Forbes' Top 100 Career Sites of 2013.

One comment

  1. Bonnie Rauwerdink

    Kristin, this link won’t direct to your site and I can’t access your site directly either. Could it be something with Internet Explorer?

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