Social media is the ideal way to get a job, but you can also ruin your chances

A growing number of unemployed twentysomethings are turning to social media in the hope of being hired. Services like Twitter and LinkedIn offer the chance to come face to face with would-be employers, grabbing their attention in a way previously reserved to those willing to stand outside an office wearing a sandwich board. But with greater access comes greater chance to get things wrong.When this vicious rejection note to a a young jobseeker who tried to connect with a US marketing executive went viral, people were appalled. The sender, Kelly Blazek, now probably regrets the moment she pressed send. But if the incident is making young people think more carefully about how they use social media in a professional capacity, she has actually ended up doing young people a favour.

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