Job Searching for Higher Education Students in a Highly Digitized World: The Role Social Media Plays in Finding a Full-Time Position
This project aims to explain the role that social media plays in college students finding a job upon graduation. It addresses whether or not recruiters and organizations use social media as a viable method to fill open positions. It also conveys whether or not LinkedIn in still a relevant social media platform and if other social media outlets, such as BeBee, can be used for the job search process. The research was conducted by synthesizing information from peer-reviewed scholarly articles for a graduate course at the University of Dayton titled EDC 540 Perspectives in Higher Education. In the end, it is clear that social networking should not be ignored during the job search. Recruiters are utilizing social media to conduct a pre-check on candidates, post jobs, and make connections with potential candidates. Despite the popularity and usefulness of social networking sites for student to find a full-time position, traditional internet job boards, such as careerbuilder.com and indeed.com are still a top priority (Nikolaou, 2014). Essentially, social networking sites are important to utilize, but should only be one of the many tools used when looking for job opportunities. Keywords: LinkedIn, Job Search, BeBee, Social Networks
Graham F Hunter
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Job Searching for Higher Education Students in a Highly Digitized World: The Role Social Media Plays in Finding a Full-Time Position" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1172.