According Ajaz Hussein for most students, using social media and applying for graduate jobs are entirely separate activities. But "get it right and social media can play a key role in landing the perfect graduate job once you leave university."
He gives some vary valuable advice:
Over 90 per cent of employers will use social recruiting, and among the many tools available to students you would do well consider your professional online brand using LinkedIn. There are many aspects to building an online presence that reflects your career ambitions.
With the relationship changes between Twitter and LinkedIn, you can also ensure you have an integrated strategy pushing your ‘professional’ communications or ‘status updates’ from LinkedIn to Twitter, ensuring you have a consistent message to potential recruiters.
Source: The Telegraph