Chattanooga resident Chanté Newcomb, who happened to be heading out of town Wednesday morning for a job interview, said that social media platforms, such as Twitter, have helped in her job search.
"Twitter has brought me the most job leads and meaningful connections of all social networks," she said via Twitter.
According to a new study, most people searching for jobs are using social media to aid in the task.
Social Job Seeker 2012 conducted the survey in September and found that 75 percent of people in the workforce are looking for jobs, and 76 percent of those people are using social media in the search.
Facebook was the most-used social media tool, but both Twitter and LinkedIn use increased, according to MediaBistro.com.
Dan Finnigan, Jobvite president and CEO, said in a prepared statement that it is important for job seekers to maintain an online presence or risk falling behind in the business world.
“With fierce competition for jobs, which now includes a majority of employed people on top of active job seekers, social media has become a critical tool for job hunting and career growth,” he said. “One in six job seekers polled credited a social network for leading to their current/most recent employment."
A newer social media job tool, called Vizify, is a "unified" location for biographical information.