5 Ways to Use Social Media During Job Search

Social media can be a handy tool if you’re looking for a job. There are many clever ways to use social media in your job search, from making connections to learning about possible companies.

Even if you don’t use social media much, you should have at least one or two profiles when looking for a job. If nothing else, it can show possible employers that you are tech-savvy and know what’s going on with the internet and social media.

Here are 5 ways to to use social media when looking for a job:

5 Ways to Use Social Media During Job Search

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1. Recognize important wins.

Once you’ve set up your business social media profiles, it’s time to show off who you are and what you can do. Just receive a new certification? Add it to your LinkedIn page, and think about tweeting it. Did you finish a side project that has something to do with your job? Use Instagram to share those photos online. Use social media to look for a job, connect with companies, and show off the skills, schooling, and experience that recruiters and hiring managers seek.

2. Focus on your website.

Studies have shown that almost all hiring managers look up possible job candidates online before calling them in for an interview. Depending on what you do for a living, having a website that serves as your resume might be a good idea.

You can show off some of your work, but you can also put up suggestions, awards, accomplishments, and other praise, all in one place.

If a personal portfolio website seems like too much work or is too much for your field, add some samples of your work to your LinkedIn page instead. It can’t be changed as much as a personal page, but it works.

3. Network.

Using social media to network is a great way to stay in touch with people who can help you, raise the profile of people in your network, and make important connections in a virtual world.

But remember that networking on social media shouldn’t be about making as many links as possible. Don’t forget to help the people you connect with on social media.

Ensure you like and share things others have written or shared. Comment on their work and tell them how proud you are of them. And when you can, help and give advice. Make sure you’re not just networking to get a new job.

4. Improve your skills.

You can also learn more about your field using social media accounts. You can learn something new from any social media site. Still, some, like Twitter, are great for getting the latest news and information about any field. Search for words related to you (your business, job titles, etc.) and see what comes up. Follow people who often talk about your job, and check back often to see the latest news.

5. Do Some Homework.

You can go to a company’s website to find out about them and what they do. But it would be best to look at their social media pages and any other places where you might find them. Read their blogs, posts, and tweets to find out how they talk and what they are interested in.

You can learn much about a company from what they post, much more than from an essential website. Keeping up with the company on social media can also help if you get a job interview since you’ll have more up-to-date information you can use.

Now, get out there and show them what you are capable of! Find your dream job on Jobstore.com, download our free mobile app today.

Anisa is a writer who focuses on career and lifestyle topics in an effort to motivate both job searchers and employers towards greater fulfillment in their professional lives.

Reach me at anisa@jobstore.com.

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