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Beyond LinkedIn: Using Niche Social Media Platforms in the Job Hunt

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When: Wednesday, February 19 from 6:30pm – 9pm

Where: The Wix Lounge, 235 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor

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LinkedIn is the go-to platform for keeping up with news and staying in touch with professional contacts, but have you considered using niche social media platforms to help you get a job? Platforms like Pinterest, Polyvore, reddit, Instagram, and YouTube might not seem like a place to focus your job hunt efforts, but if used creatively, platforms beyond the basics can help you make and maintain connects,  stand out in the application process, and eventually land a new gig.

Wondering how you can use these platforms to your advantage in the hunt, regardless of what type of job you’re applying for? Join us for an evening of insightful tips from those who’ve used this strategy and succeeded.

You’ll come away with a fresh outlook on your job hunt and career management, inspiration, and, as is true for all our events, new connections and friends.


  • Kevin Wang, Junior Strategist, BBDO
  • Ryan Broderick, Reporter, Buzzfeed
  • Linda Dimyan, Associate Producer, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, CNBC
  • Angela Giacchetti, NYC Marketing Manager, Eventbrite
  • Sam Morrison, Video Production Manager, Kaltura
  • Mark + Jimmy, Founders, Mr. GIF

Sample Tweets:

  • Join @FindSpark 2/19: Learn to use social media in your job hunt from @MisterGIF, @Mister_Wang, @AGiacchetti + more:
  • Join pros from @Buzzfeed, @CNBC, @BBDONY and more to discuss using social media in your job hunt (creatively!):
  • Join @FindSpark Tues. Feb. 19 at @Wix: Learn how to use niche platforms like Instagram & YouTube in your job hunt:

About FindSpark:

FindSpark (formerly NY Creative Interns) is a community dedicated to setting up every young creative for career success through education, events, and networking. FindSpark is the largest Meetup group for interns and recent grads in the country, offers a highly curated job board featuring the best internships and entry-level positions in New York City, and runs a membership program that provides priority career support and produces in-depth career resources.

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