Wednesday, February 25, 2015
GET SOCIAL AND FIND A GRADUATE JOB
Social media is one of the largest forms of marketing. So why not use these networks that are so readily available, to market yourself? Are you looking for a job? Using social channels such as Twitter and LinkedIn could really help you get your CV out there. If you do not know already, you will find that the majority of companies and corporations are on social media in one form or another. Social media allows you to connect with these companies and speak to them about your ambition. No-one is going to market you better than yourself. So make a lasting impression and start networking!
We here at TARGETjobs understand how stressful and hard work job hunting can be. So, here are our five top tips to kick-start your career through social media:
MANAGE YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION
Ensuring that your online presence helps rather than hinders your job hunt you need to make sure you have really considered what your social profiles look like. If you would rather recruiters did not see the content on your social channels then review your privacy settings. It is worth some serious thought as to who can access your data. Don’t let a crazy Facebook picture prevent you from getting a job. Find out more on how you can manage your online reputation.
GIVE YOUR SOCIAL CHANNELS A PROFESSIONAL MAKEOVER!
Okay, so we are all guilty of posting random pictures of cats etc. But, now is the time for you to start thinking on a professional scale. How can you redesign your social media to make it sell you and your skills? You may want to start with changing your tag name to your actual name! Select a profile image that represents you well and try not to post drunken videos or images of yourself.
IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED UP TO LINKEDIN, REGISTER TODAY & CREATE YOUR PROFILE
LinkedIn is almost like an interactive CV. Your profile allows you to not only showcase your experience, qualifications but also enables you to connect and network with prestigious companies, job search and more. You can update your profile quickly and even include any work you have produced so it is easily seen by recruiters and employers.
USE THE BIO SECTION OF YOUR PROFILES TO PROMOTE WHAT JOB YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
The biography section on the majority of social media channels is one of the first sections employers see when viewing your page. It is the perfect space for you to express what you want to do and what your ambition is. Use all the tools available to you, whether you include your portfolio or a sentence which covers what you want to do. Keep it light yet professional.
USE SOCIAL AS A NETWORKING TOOL
Start following companies you would be interested in working for. Many companies will promote when they have a vacancy they are recruiting for. So following them could enable you to find out about the job first and apply quickly to get your CV and application noticed. It is a good idea to get involved in conversations and get your profiles noticed. Find out how you can use Twitter to get yourself job.
For more advice on how to get yourself a graduate job or internship visit TARGETjobs.co.uk