Social media and finding a job work well good together, if you use your social media channels in the right way. Through social network websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter you can get in contact with people who can help you. The other way around, recruiters search these websites looking for good candidates for open vacancies.
LinkedIn for companies is the most popular medium for recruiting people. In order to be found. Complete your profile and connect with groups that fit your studies or field of experience. Using relevant search words from your profile or if you discuss in groups, you stand out to recruiters. This way recruiters get a good view of who you are and what your qualities are. Next to that, LinkedIn is ideal for building a professional network. People from your network could introduce you to people who can recruit you..
Twitter is a perfect tool to get in contact with recruiters and companies as well. By following tweets from companies and recruiters you are always up-to-date, with the most recent vacancies.
On Twitter #hashtags are used a lot (they are some sort of labels that you can hang on a tweet to point out that it is about a certain topic). These help you when looking for vacancies. If you enter #vacancy in the search bar, you will probably get an enormous list of tweeted vacancies. The other way around you can throw out a tweet yourself, for example: Jr. Business analyst #job in #Rotterdam #applying. This way employers that are searching on these topics can find you. Read more Twitter tips StudentJob twittertips.
Facebook is not really known as a professional network website but it seems that most companies and employees are also active on this platform. Sign up to groups or company pages, because more companies post their vacancies on Facebook. . Next to that, again, you can post a message on your wall where can you point out that you are looking for a job. Maybe your friends network can help.
Be aware that Facebook is the ideal place for recruiters to check on candidates. Keep in mind that everything you post on facebook can be taken into consideration, as to whether you get invited to a job interview or not.
You can use social media in a job search to your advantage. Nevertheless, it could go really wrong as well. In the year 2012 you can assume that every recruiter googles you before you are invited for a job interview. Good chance that your social media accounts are on top in google. All your details, photos, tweets and wall posts will be accounted for. You do not have to present yourself as the ideal person be yourself and take into account that your profiles are being checked.
At StudentJob.co.uk we want to provide our customers with a wide range of payment methods. Our partner for credit card payments is Docdata. Safety and reliability are vital when ordering online. Docdata use state-of-the-art safety and encryption methods to protect you from online fraud. Statistically, paying online with a credit card is saver than buying in a store, by phone or by fax.
We currently accept the following payment methods
DIf you choose to pay by credit card, we will ask you to enter the following information:
Once you have entered this information click on "Submit". Your purchase has now been completed and submitted to our system. You will be redirected to our website where you will find a confirmation of your purchase. In addition, you will receive an email confirming your purchase.
Frequently asked questions
Why is there a validation code?
The validation code (Card Validation Code) are the last three digits on the back of your credit card.
We ask you to enter this information to make sure that your card is not used for fraudulent purposes, as this number is not printed anywhere else. The card validation code validates that the person who makes the purchase actually owns the credit card and not a copy of the credit card or just the number of the credit card. Also, the last three digits are not included in the magnetic strip on the card, nor are they part of the credit card number.
After you have clicked on "Submit", your personal details will be verified. Once your personal details have been approved, your credit card will be charged. Your order is then sent to our system (this takes just a few minutes).What kind of information do we receive?
We do not save your credit card information; only your own bank has this information. Docdata will verify your card number, verification number and your address during the transaction. We will receive an electronic message confirming your:
Of course, we will deal with your information in an appropriate manner.Can I change my purchase once I have ordered?
We cannot charge your credit card more than once. We can therefore only change the total amount of your order. If you change your order to a lower amount than the initial amount, we will refund your credit card with the difference.Paying with Maestro
Does your debit card bear the Maestro logo? Then you will be able to pay with Maestro in a safe and secure way. If you use Maestro for payment, you will not be redirected to the payment module of your bank. Instead, your transaction will be processed by Mastercard. Your bank, however, will have to authorise your transaction. Therefore, you will have to enter your bank account number, card number, the expiry date as well as a unique code which is generated by your random reader.PayPal
If you choose to pay by PayPal, you will be directed to the PayPal homepage where you will have to enter your PayPal email address and your password.Important
If you do not have a PayPal account you cannot immediately use this payment method.Sofortbanking online payment
Another payment option is “Sofort banking”. Sofortbanking is a safe, direct-online payment method for companies with a bank account in the United Kingdom. When you choose Sofortbanking as an online payment method, you will be redirected to the Sofortbanking homepage. Here, you select your country and fill in the number of your bank. To find this number, a handy search function is added. Afterwards, you will need to login with your bank details. Finally, for security reasons, you are required to fill in a TAN code, when that has been filled in, the payment has been completed and you will receive a confirmation.Ordering by phone
We encourage you to make your purchases online as this will provide you with the fastest possible service. However, you can also complete your order by phone. You can reach us 5 days a week from 8AM to 5PM by calling 0808 234 0313.
You can login once you have made an account. After logging in, you can apply to the jobs you are interested in and also manage your profile details.
You can login on StudentJob if you have made an account as an employer. Finding the right candidate for you is just a few clicks away.