Social media has become an important tool for job seekers.

Online adepts may intuitively understand this, but for many people this may come as a surprise. Where Facebook (FB) - Get Report and Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report began as simple tools for social interaction, today they're a critical part of your online presence. Tech-savvy employers ask for information like Twitter handles and Instagram names as part of the application process, and as many as 92% of all companies say they use some form of social media as part of the hiring process.

"One of the first things a hiring manager will do is look you up on their favorite social network," said Bryan Chaney, director of employer brand at "The more we're encouraged to bring our whole selves to work, the more that the line between personal and professional on social media is increasingly blurred."

Like it or not, a good social media presence can be key to professional advancement. Here are ten ways you can help improve yours on the next job hunt.

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