‘Use social media to find a job’ is quite a hot topic these days. Social media has become man’s best friend in the past decade. So, why don’t you use it to find the right job this time? But, do you know how to use social media for a job search? No? Then check them out right here.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn can help you in your job search. Companies are keeping an eye on job seekers’ social media profiles. So, why not use this opportunity to attract them to your profile to get a job.
Yes! Social media can help you discover your dream job! Here’s how:
Facebook has become a household name today, and almost every person has a Facebook profile of his or her own. Well, Facebook is obviously more than just “like”, “comment” and “share”. This time, use your Facebook profile to get a good job for yourself.
Almost every company has a Facebook page of its own. By liking their page, you can get regular job updates in your newsfeed section. You should set your ‘work and education’ information public and enable others to view your professional history. Who knows you may get a call from your dream company! But make sure all your professional information are up-to-date.
You can also look out for job updates that your friends are posting. The best way to get a job through Facebook is to give ‘status update’. Don’t forget to mention every job detail of yours. Let others know that you’re hunting for a job. Join and get active in different groups and communities on Facebook to help you find a job. Take a peek at the new category of “Professional Skills” in a Facebook profile’s About section under the Work and Education heading. Use your Facebook profile to its full potential to help you advance in your career.
This is another popular social media networking site that provides you an opportunity to discover your dream job. Twitter is brimming with job applications and professional networking pages. You can catch hundreds or thousands of jobs via 140 character tweets each day. All you need is to keep your profile clutter free.
You should take into consideration the ‘keywords’ and ‘hashtags’ while searching for jobs on Twitter. Keywords such as “jobs,” “hiring,” etc. and career specific hashtags such as #ITJobs, #TechJobs, #Marketing, and so on are helpful for job searching. Popular hashtags like #JobListing, #Jobs, #Careers, #HR, #Marketing, etc are used by companies to help job seekers find out specific jobs related to their profile.
There is a good deal of apps and websites to get hold of a job that suits your profile. Websites like CareerArc.com (formerly known as TweetMyJobs.com) help you to find jobs on Twitter. CareerArc.com is a trustworthy recruiting tool used by companies that use social media to find candidates. This tool also helps you get customized job leads directly to your Twitter feed.
Tweeting is the best method to get in touch with like-minded people in your professional field. You can send occasional tweets and follow businesses and people that you find are relevant to your career. Twitter is beneficial in identifying hidden job leads, creating a network of industry insiders and analysing companies and interviewers. If you are already a professional, then Twitter helps you to create your personal brand. You just need to make a plan and move strategically to get the best job search benefits from Twitter.
“LinkedIn” – this is perhaps the first professional networking site that comes to our mind when we want to find a job through social media. It was launched in 2003, and now it’s rated as the third most popular social network right after Facebook and Twitter.
LinkedIn has a jobs board that helps you find jobs in any profile and anywhere. You can easily connect to people who’ve similar career interest as yours. It allows you to share content with other professionals such as colleagues, potential employers, business partners, and new employees. LinkedIn can also be a superb marketing tool for your business.
As per LinkedIn’s Career Expert, Nicole Williams, “sharing articles or content with your network boosts your chances 10 times for getting contacted by a recruiter.” That’s because sharing content showcases your knowledge. So, share more to get noticed by the recruiters. Don’t forget to fill your profile with all the necessary details. Don’t have a LinkedIn account? Join now!
This recruiting season you should use your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles to get jobs at your fingertips.