Social media has become a major part of everybody’s lives. But people haven’t realized much how social media can prove useful and advantageous to them. You can do more than sharing your daily photos and statuses. Social media can help you in finding a job.
First thing you have to do is to make yourself visible on the social media. Today’s graduated students really needs to be savvy and updated to compete in the job fair market. Many employers use social connections to make themselves visible on the social media platform and to become noticed. If you make a profile on LinkedIn, it will act as your CV and it is a great way to showcase your talent and experience online. Your information should be complete and must correspond to your original CV that you send out there. LinkedIn is more professional as compared to Twitter and Facebook. Its main focus is work and achievements. Other social media platforms are also useful but you need to be very careful while using those apps since they aren’t as professional as LinkedIn.
Second thing you need to do is to find a job for yourself according to your interests. The number one source on social media for the job seekers is LinkedIn. While finding a job you can filter the criteria of your search. Twitter is also a great resource of finding job.
To search the jobs on Twitter, use hashtags and get some followers on twitter. This helps you to find a relevant job. For example, if a graduated student wants to find a job on Twitter, he will use #graduatejobs. If you want to apply in a specific company of your interest, then search that company in a search bar and follow its account. This technique can also be applied on other social media platforms.
Social network plays a main role in making you accessible to the potential employers. Use your online connections to help you find a job. Tell them about your job interests and many people will ask you about your CV. If you’re using LinkedIn, recommendations are incredibly a great way to make your online CV great. Ask your social connections on LinkedIn to give you a recommendation. You can also gain new connections on LinkedIn or Google+ Hangouts, which are great platforms to start a conversation with the professional minded people. Once you complete your job application, try to know about the companies in which you applied. Read their tweets and posts. It will help you in interview. Hence, it is quite clear that the social media is beyond showcasing your lives, it can help you in many ways.