Social media is usually the first place people go if they’re in the market for a new job. It’s a great way to connect with people who might be able to help you in your job search, see who’s hiring, and in some cases, even apply for a job with a couple of clicks.
While social media can help you find your dream job, it can also hurt your chances of getting that job if you don’t spend some time considering your own social media use.
First and foremost, if you’re job hunting, you NEED an online presence. If someone is considering hiring you and can’t find you online, you’re in trouble. Not only can connecting with people online help you in the job search, but when you express interest in a position, often the first place employers and recruiters look for you is online.
Take some time to clean up your online profiles and delete posts that could reflect negatively on your personal brand. Speaking of personal brands, do you have one? If you haven’t taken the time to consider the attributes you want others to think of when they search for you online, you should. If you want your personal brand to reflect attributes like responsible, trustworthy, thought leader, or go-getter, then make sure that what you share online reflects those attributes.
Online Associations Can Be Judged
Be selective in what you “like” and groups you join.
Update and Review
Make sure that your LinkedIn page is current and professional. Include your accomplishments and skills and make sure that it’s error-free.
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