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Job Hunting Meets Social Media: Comments and Reviews Bring Life to Job Postings
Recently launched student led Secondary Task changes the way students find jobs by introducing a comment system about current available jobs allowing students to ask questions to the employers via social media.
Secondary Task introduces the ability to comment on job or volunteer openings as well as view images, videos, and Twitter feeds that employers upload to their profile. By using social media, potential employees are given an opportunity to ask questions in an informal manner without having to go through the trouble of contacting employers directly.
“This new interactive experience brings to life what are typically static job postings,” says Tom Jin, founder of Secondary Task. “By reading comments or asking questions, students will be able to better judge whether a particular job is suited for them before they apply.”
For employers, online job reviews and comments present a unique opportunity to not only track how their business reputation is to potential employees, but also connect with the students with a medium they already use. Employer reviews also give the employers crucial information on how to improve their working conditions.
“Essentially, Secondary Task was born when we realized during high school that there wasn’t a site directed at students simply looking for part time work.” says Tom. “We wanted to expand the job or volunteer options available to students and break the convention that the first job for students should be at a fast food outlet or clothing retailer.”
Secondary Task currently operates in the greater Vancouver region but has plans to expand to the rest of Canada.
About Secondary Task
Secondary Task is a site built by students to help connect talented students with great employers using social media. Learn more at http://secondarytask.com
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Secondary Task is a social media job and volunteer resource for students. Students can review, rate, and recommend jobs to share their experiences and ask questions using social media.
Page Updated Last on: Jan 21, 2012