Job Searching with Social Media

Untitled design (69)Increasingly job seekers are using social media as a way to find employment and employers are using social media to advertise their vacancies.

But which social network is best?  Take a look the  info-graphic below from Joshua Waldman, author of  Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies to view some interesting statistics about job searching with social media.

More tips for conducting a job search through social media

  • Check your settings: It is advisable to ensure your privacy settings are set accordingly; the last thing you want is for a potential employer to see photos of a drunken weekend away or see a rude joke you have shared.  Don’t forget 1 in 3 employers reject candidates after something they have found online.
  • Audit your profile: It may be worth doing a bit of social ‘housekeeping’ on your online profiles, deleting any public images or text which could be detrimental to your job search.
  • Maximise your reach: Use hash tags where possible to ensure your posts get seen by the right people – ask people to share and re-tweet your posts
  • Make it personal: Upload an image of yourself when you post

 

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