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How to use social media to find a job ?

Whether you’re a recent college grad looking for your first job or a professional looking for a new opportunity, social media is incredibly useful for job hunters.

Sure, most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search. Studies have shown that almost 92% of companies are using social media for hiring and that more and more hiring managers will check out a candidate’s social profiles, specially for high responsibility position.  

So, we’ve gathered all the tips you need to tap into the power of each social media platform  and make searching for jobs easier.

LinkedIn

If you are actively job searching it is essential that you have an up to date LinkedIn profile.  Your LinkedIn profile is pretty similar to writing an online CV. However, the digital technology aspects of LinkedIn, offers some other useful features as a recommendation. Actually, the platform allows you to ask your manager, colleagues, customers, or  suppliers to write a few positive words about your work capabilities on your LinkedIn page. those positive feedback will be viewed by others (recruiters) as an indication of credibility and authenticity and increase your chance of being hired.

Facebook

Facebook has 80 million small-and medium- sized business pages and many job searching groups. So, it’s a good idea to:

  1. Follow Company Pages and Staffing Agency Pages. By liking their profiles,  you can follow news about new job openings.
  2. Join Groups, as job searching groups, and any common interest group that might post job openings.
  3. Interact with Headhunters and Recruiters on Facebook. If you follow a company and see its recruiters, try to comment on their posts. You can even try sending them a professional message, or adding them as a Friend.

Instagram

Instagram can do more than just keep you updated on your friends and vacations. Used the right way, the app can also help you find your next job.

So, If you want to use instagram for job searching, you have to start by creating a new account from scratch, free of any pictures from a wild weekend or a crazy night outside with friends. Then, you have to identify how you want to market yourself and brainstorm how you might be able to use Instagram to help your job search. Obviously, this will be easier for some fields than for others.

For example, for a graphic designer, Instagram is an extremely effective form of advertising services and reaching out to other communication agencies.For a financial analyst, however, Instagram won’t be too helpful.

It’s up to you to figure out how you can include Instagram in your job search. Be creative and authentic, you might be able to come up with some innovative ways to utilize your account and enhance your job search portfolio.

14 Comments

  • Lou 3 années ago

    Social Media is the new way to land a job.

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