It is easy to say that you are going to modify your profiles to land yourself a job, but unless you are aware of how to properly advertise yourself, you may not receive many offers.
Use each individual profile to let employers know that you're available. The type of posting differs depending on the website. Here are a few examples of attention-grabbing postings:
- I am currently searching for a position as an Accountant. Here is my resume.
- My resume is up-to-date and I am interested in a position as a Civil Engineer.
- Searching for a #job as a Veterinarian Technician, for qualifications see my #resume.
- #resume is put together, going to interviews to get a job as a #manager.
The whole purpose of social media is to network, to meet others and establish connections. Put yourself out there by contacting companies and expressing your interest in their work.
Use the plethora of data available online to research managers and details about specific companies, so that if you do get an interview, you are already familiar with the people working there. Linkedin is a great resource to discover facts about professional individuals.
Create an online, hyperlinked version of your resume, so that employers can easily locate your professional documentation. Also, join industry feeds that are hosted by sites like Twitter. This is an easy way to stay updated and meet others in the field.
"Like" and follow businesses and topics related to your field of study and refer to them in your postings. You never know whose eye you might catch by sharing a posting.
Establish a Professional Image
Being responsible with your social media is crucial to improve your chances of getting hired. A positive online image will set you apart and gain the attention of any passing recruiter. Make sure that you are already maintaining your image with these suggestions; this is going to provide you with such an advantage in the world of business.
- Google yourself: Don't like what comes up? Does anything show up? You may have the power to change these search results. When you search for your name, you SHOULD appear; only your accomplishments and respective social media profiles should be present.
- Edit your profiles: It cannot be stressed enough that how you represent yourself on your personal websites WILL affect your job application status.
- Cut the acquaintances: it can be fun to have over 1,000 friends, but to employers this just appears silly and childish. No one really has 1,000 friends, come on. Limit your friends to 100 or less.
- Manage your "likes": If it shows up that you liked drugs or some other inappropriate category, even if it was years ago, employers will notice and neglect to give you a call. Go through your likes and remove anything questionable.
- Edit your postings and pictures: Scrutinize every posting and picture related to you and determine if it is not only appropriate, but positive.
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