We hear a lot about social media and how it can help or hinder your job search efforts.
Look at the following links to see how social media can be used to help you and mistakes you should be aware of while using;
- Facebook and other online tools.
Do you want to connect and network with individuals or companies in which you would like to work? LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. What is LinkedIn?
When you're seeking employment, Twitter can be an effective part of your job search strategy. Twitter can help you make connections, find job listings, and build a personal brand that will help boost your career and expedite your job search.
The fact that Facebook has more than 900 million active users is a good enough reason to use it as a job search and networking tool. As well, every business and brand that knows the power of the web are already there.
Make sure to follow companies on Instagram that are of related to your job search. In an interview, you may be able to bring up a topic that you saw, showing the interviewer you are interested in the company's current situation. As well, be cautious of what you post on Instagram, but also of the photo's that you are tagged in.
Whether you use the sites listed above, or the countless other ways to connect online, remember the concept of leaving footprints on the web. What you do and what you say online is remarkably easy to track. Too many people get overly comfortable on social platforms and end up losing jobs and opportunities.
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