More than half of all job seekers use social media to communicate with prospective employers, according to a new study from CareerBuilder, and the findings are not what you’d expect.
Aspiring designers, especially those in a tech-heavy industry, are increasingly using these tools to sell their work, build brand equity and find work that matches their passions, the study found.
In an effort to understand what motivates some of these designers to use social networks in their job search, CareerBuilder polled more than 5,000 designers to identify their favorite and worst job search tools.
A wide variety of creative professions have been affected by social media.
According to the survey, creative professionals use social networking more often than non-creative professionals in all fields, and those professions with high levels of digital exposure use social platforms to reach a wider audience.
While social media is becoming more mainstream, it still remains largely an industry that requires a strong understanding of how to effectively use it.
Here’s a look at the top 10 best and worst tools employed by the creative community, according of the research conducted by CareerBuilder.
The top 10 most popular job search tool for designers, in order of popularity:1.
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In all, more than 70 percent of the respondents said they used the Pinterest app or Pinterest Boards to create a custom image that could be used in job postings.
Pinterest users were also more likely to share their creations with friends or colleagues, according the study.
As well, the survey found that nearly half of those surveyed were looking for a new job after graduating high school, and nearly one in five respondents had moved to another state in search of a job.
For those in the creative field, Pinterest’s presence in their social networks makes it easier to quickly find a job and keep up with what’s going on in the industry.
For example, the website’s search feature allows users to find the jobs of the artists they admire most in their area of expertise, and when they’ve found the right one, they can click on a link to follow the artist’s work on Instagram.
But there are some tools that users are less likely to rely on.
Instagram’s photo editing tool, for example, has been around for a long time, but many designers have yet to find their niche.
LinkedIn’s portfolio management app, for instance, can only be used for people who already have a LinkedIn account, which can be a disadvantage for designers.
LinkedIn has even gone so far as to say that it doesn’t offer a way to automatically add someone to a LinkedIn profile.
The best and the worst job-search tools employed for creatives by job marketplaces.
Photo: CareerBuilder/GettyImages/GettyThe survey also found that people are increasingly looking for content in social media, and more than half the respondents had already searched for and found content on Pinterest.
Pinterest is a popular choice among designers for creating art, as users are frequently searching for artists, designers and other creative people, especially during the holiday season.
While Pinterest’s search results are usually more relevant than the images themselves, the tools offered by Pinterest can be very powerful tools for creating unique, compelling work.
For instance, LinkedIn has built a number of powerful tools to help designers create unique work.
For example, LinkedIn’s job search site has a tool that helps users discover and hire professional designers, and a search feature that allows users searching for an artist to quickly see their work and contact them.
The most popular search tools employed in the Creative MarketPlace survey:1.- Pinterest2.- Instagram3.- Pinterest4.- Pinterest5.- LinkedIn6.- LinkedIn7.- LinkedIn8.- LinkedIn9.- LinkedIn10.- LinkedIn.
Image: Career Builder/GettyIn the end, the most effective tool for making a lasting impression on potential employers is to use a combination of content and visual cues to convey your work.
The best way to do that is to build a personal brand through your work and build a strong relationship with your audience.
The study, which is a collaboration between CareerBuilder and the University of Michigan, found that designers were also less likely than other creative professions to utilize social media as a tool to build and maintain a professional network.
But that doesn’t mean that designers can’t use it as a powerful tool to grow their career.
“Our findings suggest that the creative arts may be a more compelling career option than other fields for some of the most talented and driven people in the world,” the authors wrote.