Published on November 27th, 2012 | by Guest Author1
6 Tips for Job Hunting through Social Media
Finding jobs nowadays have changed compared how our parents hunted theirs during their time. A lot of people spend too much time checking their Facebook news feed or the Tweets of people they follow. If you are into social media, why not put it in good use? How about finding a job through social media? It is not a farfetched idea if you care to read on.
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Keep a clean profile (or timeline)
It makes sense if you think about it. Please don’t make a fool of yourself and risk losing a potential job offer. If your posts are too out of this world don’t expect becoming the next employee of a high-profile company. Remember, a faux pas can haunt you no matter how long it has been in the past. Anxiety will figure in if you make mistakes on your profile that will make you regret doing it. This also goes to say that your profile must be devoid of pictures and other things that could ruin your professional aura. As much as possible, keep your posts clean and decent. This way, your prospect clients will have an impression of just how good your background can be.
Use tools wisely
There are a lot of tools that you can use to receive alerts on potential job openings. If you dabble in social media, use it to your advantage. The tools are provided to you to make things easier for you to track job prospects that you can look into. This will ease up the stress of spending too much time looking at potential employment and spend time away from the computer and get some errands done or exercise. Whenever you hear about new tools to be used for social media, invest some time on trying to figure out how you can use these tools to your advantage.
Connect with potential employers
Follow your potential employer on Twitter or like their Facebook page. Connecting with them could give you a better grasp on the corporate culture that you can use to your advantage. Don’t hold back in engaging with the company that you are interested with. Make yourself and start asserting your digital personality because only time will tell when recruiters will start evaluating people on the basis of their online presence. The more you exert efforts on trying to make your online presence really visible to your potential clients or employers, the more chances you will have of landing on your dream job.
Optimize your profile
Search engine optimization is used by websites to boost traffic. Webmasters use this trick to make the public know where to find their resource like finding that proverbial needle in the digital haystack. Use this technique in making your potential employers know where to find their next rock star employee. Spread your name to as many social media platforms as possible.
Promote your name well
In marketing one of the four Ps is promotion. Use marketing communication techniques to provide information for potential employers about you as a product. Making your presence felt means that it easy to Google your name. When an employer googles your name; make sure the information is positioned to let them know why you are the best one for the job. Furthermore, statistics show that more than 35 per cent of business owners make use of the social media in promoting the name of their companies. So, this is just reason enough that job hunters should also do the same.
Be involved in the target industry
Getting noticed by potential employers is important. This is the reason why you need to have some working relationship with people that is connected with the industry where you want to work. If you’re lucky you could get some juicy information about job openings. More so, get referrals from current employees that you have been connected with.
In the age of social media, the adage that in job hunting it is not what you know but who you know is still true. If you don’t have much friends out there create ones through social media and use it to the hilt.
About the Author:
Ryan Rivera used to suffer from panic attacks for seven years. He now dedicates his life helping those who suffer from stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression through his writings. You can read more of his articles at Calm Clinic.