Have you wondered how to get a job using social media? Social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are super useful in your job search. It’s all about how to network correctly, make connections and edit your social media profiles so that potential new employers don’t see what you did that random Friday night.
Recruiters, especially on LinkedIn, love to search through networking sites. Because of this, you must keep your profiles up to date with all your work experience and skills. Make sure you’re available for recruiters to contact you. You never know, you may land your dream job on LinkedIn!
LinkedIn is the number one social media networking platform for job seekers. It would be foolish not to have a profile. Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn has a more professional feel. You don't update your status, and upload pictures of your cat like you would do on Facebook. You have to treat your LinkedIn profile like your CV. Make sure your profile has all the relevant experience, work and school, and don't forget any volunteering! Follow our tips below on how to find jobs on LinkedIn.
The rest of your profile should be filled in, as well, here are some character limits for you;
If you follow these social media tips, using LinkedIn to find a job should be easy.
LinkedIn may dominate the social media job search. However, Twitter is also a useful social media platform you can use to help you find a job. The best Twitter tips we can give you is; to be active! No one likes a dead profile. Start tweeting but be thoughtful and professional. Try not to tweet about taboo topics or controversial subjects. You can have a personality, but beware, if you’re going to use Twitter to help you find a job, then keep it clean.
Start following Twitter users that are of interest to you. Of course, following, retweeting and liking people who are in the industry that you're seeking employement in, will help, a lot.
The pros of social media mean you can tailor make your job search. Following and sharing content from people that work in the industry you’re interested in, establishing connections and growing your network, is a fantastic way to get your foot through the door.
Facebook is an exciting and widely used social media platform. Many individuals and companies ranging from small to large, all have some Facebook presence. Because of this, Facebook is quite a useful platform to find a job, especially with their Facebook Job feature.
Before you start your job search, make sure your profile is clean, neat and professional. You may need to change your privacy settings so people can at least see your name, profile picture and a small bio about yourself. Make sure people don’t tag you in awful photos and don’t update your statuses with profanity or anything that may offend. You should start liking and following the company's Facebook pages and be active on their posts by liking, commenting and sharing.
If you follow these tips, you’re bound to find jobs on Facebook. Remember to keep your profile clean and professional.
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