As social media has evolved, so have the way recruiters broadcast open positions. Once convenient and effective, newspaper ads and local online job boards are now obsolete methods to attract talent. While social media has vastly expanded hiring managers’ access to job seekers, it has simultaneously made job seekers wary with privacy and confidentiality concerns. Many use social platforms for personal use and tend to steer clear of social media for new job opportunities.

Often, this conflicts many job seekers, leading them to avoid social media altogether or participate anonymously. But many articles suggest social media is a worthwhile technology for professional development and lifelong learning. VA Careers maintains a social media presence to allow job seekers to learn about our new opportunities. We’re active on Twitter, update our Instagram with fun photos, and facilitate a lively community of commenters on Facebook. You can also find us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about our culture and get new position alerts as soon as they’re posted. These are great ways to connect with fellow Veterans and exchange professional experiences, as well as to stay informed about potential employers and openings.

So if you’re comfortable sharing, we welcome you to connect with us on our social pages. And if you don’t identify as a healthcare provider on social media, you can always visit VAcareers.va.gov to learn more about careers at VA and get in touch with our expert recruiters to field your personal questions and learn why a career at VA is right for you.

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Published on Nov. 16, 2016

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