Using the Internet and Social Media to Search for a Job

This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from voaspecialenglish.com | http The job market is more competitive than ever for millions of workers around the world. In America, one reason for that right now is high unemployment after the worst recession since the nineteen thirties. But other reasons involve changes in the needs of the American and global economies. In big developing economies like India and China, high turnover rates mean workers often move from job to job. These days, many job seekers go online to connect with employers. Job candidates want to show they have a lot to offer. But in many cases they simply apply for a job title and list their work experience. Instead, they should describe the talents and abilities they could bring to an organization.That’s the advice of Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities at DePauw University in Indiana. He advises students on career planning and often talks about workplace issues in the media. He says social media sites are valuable when they show the abilities of job candidates and not just their job title and experience. He says: “This really is a talent economy, and we’re stuck with most job seekers presenting themselves in a job title mode. And I don’t think it matches very well.” Steve Langerud also says employers should think harder about the skills they really need to help their organization reach its goals. “Because at the end of the day, it’s still about getting the right people in the
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  1. calme1202 says:

    that’s a good ide ^^ i usually look for new job on internet…

    i wan’t to improve my english, and i want to chat or talking with american or english or someone in the world in english

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  3. Josevalentim1 says:

    Great video!

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