According to a 2009 Career Builder survey , 45% of employers use social media to screen potential candidates and this percentage is growing. These employers are looking to see your communication skills, professional demeanor, how well rounded you are and many other skills and assets you may possess. Therefore, one of the most essential skills for the 21st-century job seeker is an understanding of how to use social media like Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn and blogs strategically.
Using a timeline can help you organize your job search during your time in graduate school. These timelines, for master’s and PhD students, will help you work toward your career goals over the course of your program.