5 Ways To Use Social Media To Bag Your Dream Job

When it comes to getting your dream job you need to get your social media ship shape, reflecting your personality, but also why a prospective employer will want to add you to their staff.

And, it is clear that human resources managers, agencies and all shades of recruiters will be checking your social media profile.

That means gone are the silly pictures from nights out, say goodbye to retweeting jokes and think about what you want to an employer to read. It is essential that you are active with professional profiles that are within your specialism. If your going to have a smartphone in your hand, you might as well make it work for you.

To help you along here are some tips for you to ease the process.

Flaunt what you have

If you really got it – flaunt it. Make employers want you. This means you have to showcase your professional expertise and achievements. Organisations often look deeply into a candidate’s social media profiles after they carry out initial filtering. There is a widespread misconception that LinkedIn is the only social media profile you need to take care of. Make sure that all the professional details have been mentioned and updated in all of the social media profiles you have. And, that includes ones that you do not use often.

Tweak the privacy settings

Imagine that there is a questionable photo of you in one of your social media profiles and timelines. Of course, you can post what you want that meets the standards and rules of the medium you share it on. However, understand the fact that you as a candidate will be judged with that particular photo, post or comment. To be on the safe side, make sure that the privacy settings of the profile are set in a way that only your friends can see them. Make sure that the cover photo and profile photo which can be viewed by the public are respectable and professional looking.

Post about the job that you are looking for

First of all, widen your circle in LinkedIn. Make sure that all the people who are one way or another associated with the industry that you wish to be a part of are in your connection. Put up posts which say that you are looking for the type of job you want. Mention your work experience. If you don’t have any, make sure that you mention your other skills, qualifications and any hobbies that may be relevant. 

Use the appropriate keyword

If you are on LinkedIn and come across a hiring advertisement in which the company has clearly mentioned about the skills they require.  What if you have not written about any of your skills on your LinkedIn profile and all you have is just a plain profile with basic details? The chances of you getting seen and matched to a position will be slim to none. Showcase your talents and list out all the skills that you have on your profile, this will make you more attractive to potential employers.

By Vishnu Kumar