Job Seekers: Optimize Your Social Profiles [Infographic]

The few weeks leading up to Christmas tend to signal a hiring lull as workers evacuate offices en masse, and job seekers spend down time with their families and friends.  Don’t get too cozy and complacent by the fire, though, if you’re still on the job hunt. The post-holiday season brings one of the strongest hiring pushes of the year (matched only in the summer by the demand for temp jobs).

So why not use this time to do a little maintenance on your job search efforts? Wrap your social profiles up tight, and slap on the frilly bow that will get you hired come January. This great infographic by Jobvite covers how your social presence can make or break your chances at a job.

Some key takeaways:

  • When it comes to Facebook follies, poor spelling is worse than drinking.
  • 1 in 7 referred candidates are hired, compared to 1 in 100 from generic job boards. (Yikes! Find a referral!)
  • 92% of recruiters use social media to source candidates.

Find more useful stuff like this in our Complete Guide to Getting a Job.