Social searchers: How social media can help you find your next internship

By Michael Lemaire
Online Colleges Columnist

Competitive internships have always been difficult to obtain, but now that employers plan to increase internship hires by 8.5 percent in 2012, things will get even more difficult and competitive. There will be more applicants for the positions and now, more than ever, is the time to find a way to stand out in a crowd. This is where social media comes in. Employers are starting to use social profiles as additional indicators of an intern’s skill-set, and so potential interns should make sure their social media profiles read like job applications. We break down how employers are using social media to find their next interns, and offer some handy tips on how to use your social profiles to impress potential employers.

Social Searchers: How Social Media Can Help You Find Your Next Internship

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