Get Social & Get That Job
Being active on social media is a critical part of promoting your personal brand. Engaging with industry-specific communities on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin is a great way to connect with other people in your field.
As the go-to network for both professionals and hiring managers, LinkedIn should be a top priority for your social media-related job search efforts.
79 percent of recruiters hire through LinkedIn, and of those who use it, more than 90 percent search for, contact and screen candidates based on their profiles on the site.
While it is important that you complete all the basic sections of your profile, you should also make an effort to enrich the content of your page.
Collect recommendations from clients and colleagues, as well as to add context to all qualifications and experiences you list.
LinkedIn can be a great resource for interviews.
If you’re interested in a particular job, try to locate (and reach out to) the hiring manager via LinkedIn. If you have an interview already scheduled, you can use LinkedIn to learn more about the people who will interview you.
LinkedIn allows employers to get an idea of an applicant’s job history, but more importantly, their involvement in organisations and how active they are in their community.
Hiring managers pay particular attention to candidates’ activity level on LinkedIn — perhaps more so than any other social network.
If you have five connections on LinkedIn, it’s clear that your profile is just a placeholder, Be active!
- Have multiple connections
- Follow companies
- Become a member of groups. The depth of your engagement, especially on LinkedIn, stands out to employers.
- You should make an active effort to delete or untag any questionable past content.
- Ensure that any personal content remains private by using the appropriate settings.
- What should you make public to make yourself searchable for hiring managers? Your employment information, location and professional skills/interests.
- Keep your own content clean.
- Posting too many unfiltered comments on social media can cost you your future job.
- Self-Promote – Strategically
- Be Consistent
- You Don’t Have to Sign Up for Every Platform
- Start by deciding on your desired industry; then, go where the right people are.
- You do not need to be active on every social media platform – just the one or two that make the most sense for you and your industry.
Learn How to Track Hashtags on Twitter / Facebook
Some of the popular hashtags for job listings that you might want to track
#hiring #nowhiring #job #jobs #employment #jobfairy