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A very successful executive career placement specialist was telling me about the struggles with social media some of her Baby Boomer clients have in their job search. But, in my experience, I've found all generations experience very little reprieve when it comes to feeling comfortable with social media at first and then successfully using it for their job searching. In fact, from recent grads to the almost-retired, the typical job seeker struggles with social media in a similar six-step emotional cycle:

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Being unaware of the etiquette expected on different social media sites can be costly. It can certainly cost you job opportunities you might otherwise have been able to take advantage of. Here are some common social media errors job hunters make on some of the main networking sites:

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