Take a quick break from filtered pictures of cupcakes and check out these social media resources that can accelerate your job search.

Employers have invaded social media and it doesn’t look like they’re leaving anytime soon. Fifty-two percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. But that doesn’t mean that it’s time to deactivate your profiles — in fact, employer involvement in social media is great news for your job search.

With an influx of recruiters, hiring managers, career coaches and human resources professionals saturating social media, it’s time to embrace their presence and glean the best advice and resources they have to offer. Even better, you get to browse social media all for the benefit of your job search. Just save the cat videos and Web comics for after you check out these employment-related social media sites.

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