This infographic first appeared on BCL Legal on April 15, 2015.

The rise of social media has revolutionised many aspects of modern life and none more so than the job search market. The 2014 Social Recruiting Survey conducted by Jobsite suggests that the process of sourcing candidates and seeking mutual connections through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter is now an integral part of the recruitment process.

For employees, the ability to showcase their achievements, aspirations and personalities across a multitude of platforms, with the added ability to search for and be notified of vacancies with a heightened level of convenience, has combined to create a competitive market in which skilled lawyers are highly sought after and in a position of great power. Similarly, employers are able to learn more about a potential employee.

Read the guide below to understand how you can use social media to help you in your search for a new position or the talent that could move your business forward.