With fifty-two percent* of employers using social networking sites to research candidates, the lines between personal and professional can easily blur. When it comes to a job search, social media can help make it more convenient. With the right combination of presence, consistency, and effort, social media can create a good impression with future employers.
TAKE THE TIME TO:
- Add experience, skills, and projects to your LinkedIn profile.
- Create a professional Twitter account to engage in industry news and share insights.
- Consider an online portfolio or professional blog to showcase your abilities.
- Google yourself. Determine if you’d be comfortable with a future employer seeing or reading something about you.
- Take action to manage the information that is available about you online.
Lastly, check your account and privacy settings across all social media.
KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:
- Have profiles with information that supports your qualifications
- Share content that not only shows your insight but your personality
- Maintain a professional (and relateable) persona across social media profile
With these tips, you can feel confident to leverage your social media to positively impact your job search.
*Harris Poll, 2015
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