Social Media - Secrets of the Job Hunt

Chicago Area Company Offers FREE Help to Job Seekers to Enhance Their Job Search by Utilizing Social Media Tools

Oct 20, 2010, 15:53 ET from MicroTrain

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- If a tree drops in a forest and no one Tweets about it, did it happen? These days, it is the same with job hunters who are not using social media to their advantage. Many of them need help to create an online presence to find jobs and for employers to find them.

That is why MicroTrain, a full service professional training and job services company dedicated to helping people get back to work, is helping people maximize their job search by using the many tools of social media. MicroTrain offers free help to job seekers, demonstrating how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more to find unpublicized job postings, increase their professional network, and build their personal brand to promote themselves to potential employers. This social media focus, part of MicroTrain's comprehensive job plan that includes training, personal branding, and career coaching, has helped the company find work for hundreds of people in these tough times, including placing 63 people in new jobs in September alone.

"40 percent of job hunters are using social media," said MicroTrain Dir. of Professional Services James Ellis. "Plenty of listings on Twitter and LinkedIn never get posted anywhere else."

MicroTrain designed its new free seminar, "Social Media – Secrets of the Job Hunt", to help people in Chicago understand how to use social media tools to enhance their job search by using Twitter, LinkedIn, Word Press and more. The seminar is scheduled for Friday, November 5, 10:00 a.m. at MicroTrain's Lombard facility at 720 E. Butterfield Rd., Suite #100.

"This is the first time in a job search you have to toot your own horn, because no one else will," Dennis Muller, MicroTrain president and co-founder, said.

For more information about MicroTrain, the free social media seminar, or to discuss interview opportunities with our team of social media experts, contact Jodi Bernicky at 630-864-2575, email or visit

About MicroTrain:

MicroTrain is a growing education company in Chicago providing training and professional certifications on top technical and managerial topics to both individual and corporate clients. MicroTrain features training on topics such as Microsoft Certifications, Project Management Training, Cisco Certifications, Six Sigma, CompTIA Certifications, VM Training, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Office, and more. Founded in 1999 by Stan Van Nice and Dennis Muller, MicroTrain has trained well over 10,000 people on a variety of topics at their three Chicago area locations including Lombard, Deerfield, and in Chicago's Loop. In 2010, MicroTrain was named to Inc. Magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing privately owned companies in America.

Contact: Jodi Bernicky

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