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Social training to get a job

Absolute Recruitment’s resident Job Doctor, Fiona Welch, is hosting a free training session on using social media to help job-hunters get their next career move.

Fiona says that using social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ has become a key part of the job search process and she will offer her top tips on how to use them effectively to find work.

The training session at Absolute’s office on High Street, Crewe is at 2pm on Wednesday 22nd May and anyone who wants to attend is advised to book their place in advance.

Fiona says that social media is a fantastic tool to help job seekers find employment but recent high-profile gaffes on networking sites such as Twitter have proved that it’s easy to make very public mistakes.

“There’s no doubt about it, social networking can help people find work and the recruitment industry has used sites like LinkedIn for years to search, select and vet candidates for vacancies,” she said.

“But you only have to look at recent newspaper headlines - such as the young woman who was forced to resign from her job as a youth police commissioner - to see that there are pitfalls to using social media.

“These mistakes are very easy to avoid and we’re hoping to help local people learn what to and what not to do on social media websites so they can confidently use it to help them get a job.”

She added: ““The Job Doctor is a long-established initiative developed by Absolute to offer free advice and support to help people in Crewe and the surrounding areas find employment for which it doesn’t receive any third-party funding.”

The training session will cover three broad areas:
• Making sure your social media profile is suitable for finding work
• Who to follow and connect with on social media to get a job
• How to join social media conversations

To book your place, contact the Job Doctor on 01270 509266 or call into Absolute Recruitment’s offices at 20-22 High Street, Crewe.