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Most of what you hear about facebook while looking for a job involves keeping your information as private as possible from potential employers.  While this is good advice, facebook can also be a valuable tool in your job search, as many smaller companies post their job ads on their facebook pages.

If you are looking for work at a smaller local company, “liking” their facebook page can often be a great place to start.  Open jobs are sometimes posted there before they make it onto the company’s regular Web site.  Additionally, facebook sites will often include pictures from previous events the company has held.  Viewing these gives you a sense of the corporate culture at the organization.  Are the people wearing suits or are they dressed in business casual?  Are the upper level managers all in their 60s, or is there room for someone younger to move up through the ranks?

Provided (again) that your facebook profile is work appropriate, you can also use a business’s facebook page to get your name in front of them.  Just as you might use LinkedIn to send a relevant article to a specific contact, you can post a link on the facebook page of a company if you think fans of that company might be interested.  If the company posts its community events on facebook, it may offer you the opportunity to show up at one and meet someone face to face.  You may also find that some of your other facebook friends are fans of a company, and who knows, maybe they personally know someone who works there.

Many people feel uncomfortable using facebook in a professional context, and it’s OK if you’re one of them.  However, with many businesses creating their own pages on the site, it’s worth at least investigating whether the company has any information that you can use when sending them your resume.

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Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is an expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, speaker and President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast. She creates high-impact, best-in-class, resumes and cover letters that transform job searches into interviews and ultimately job offers. For more information about professional resume writing or to read more career and job search related articles visit or call 1.800.991.5187.


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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!

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