There are several ways to search for jobs. You can send résumés and cover letters to targeted companies, respond to job offers you found in newspapers or on job search websites, network all around, and… promote your online profiles. Believe it or not, getting a job thanks to social media is possible! How do I know it? Well, I got my first job that way!
Quick recap: I graduated in December 2011 and started looking for jobs right away. I did everything the books said: target the position I wanted to get, target the industry I wanted to work in, target the companies I was interested in and then get in touch with them with a specific message. I sent a lot of applications that way but … nothing.
The problem? Companies receive tons of applications every day! They see thousands of résumés and read (when they read them) hundreds of cover letters. And most of the time, your résumé will just cross their desk from the printer to the trash with nearly no stop in between.