Note (er, make that tweet) to job seekers who haven’t been on the market lately: Have you updated your social media profiles?
A July survey by e-recruitment firm Jobvite found that 92 percent of recruiters now use social networking in the hunt; 73 percent say they’ve hired through these channels. And even firms that don’t use recruiters will be checking you out online. “Hiring managers are eavesdropping on social media conversations, doing searches on key words, and seeing what is being talked about,” says Jeff Lipschultz, founder of the Southlake, Texas-based recruiting firm A-list Solutions. Here’s how to shrewdly raise your profile: