We all hear about how LinkedIn or Facebook can help you land the job, but what about using Yelp? Yelp can be a great tool to help you find work, research the company, and prep you for the interview.
For those of you who don’t know, Yelp is a social networking site designed to review local businesses in your area. For example, suppose you want to go out for dinner, and you want to know what people are saying about that new restaurant down the street. Users can log in, and post reviews of the restaurant for all to see. Based on the reviews posted by others, you can decide if you want to go there or not. Any company can be reviewed by former customers on Yelp.
Step 1 Find Work in Your Area
I myself live in a big city and commuting is one if my biggest issues. Yelp will show you all the businesses in a given area. With Yelp, you can build a list of companies you want to apply to that are close to where you live. You can do this using Yelp’s “Nearby” feature on your smartphone. Continue reading