Job Searching with Social Media
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