In today’s technological world, social media plays a large role in many people’s lives. From reconnecting with old friends, to sharing pictures, to staying informed of current events, many people find a reason to use it, one way or another.

Whether you realize it or not, this group of people also includes hiring managers and recruiters. With hiring decision makers utilizing social media as not only a prescreening tool to weed out unprofessional candidates, but also a search engine to find candidates who may not have applied, but could be a good fit for the job, it’s important to be strategic about your social media activity.

As part of The Execu|Search Group’s continual efforts to educate our candidates on best practices for enhancing their professional marketability, we have created an infographic detailing the top 8 steps for social media job searching success. Depending on how active you are on social media, this infographic covers everything from privacy settings and general best practices, to branding.