Not every employment opportunity is posted on traditional job boards, leaving staffing professionals to develop other creative ways to find candidates. In the Bay Area, more and more recruiters are relying on social media. Here are six ways social media can help you land your next job.
Before using social media to job search, make sure that your profiles are updated and look professional. Use the same cover photo in all of them and ensure you are using an image employers would not frown upon. Check the privacy settings and see how your profile is displayed to others.
Social media accounts give companies a better idea of who you are than a resume or cover letter. So, make sure you are branding yourself correctly by having a few friends glance over your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or LinkedIn accounts. You don’t have to use all of your social media profiles to hunt for a job. Make sure the ones you do use are polished.
Belo Cipriani is an award-winning author, former staffing professional, a spokesperson for Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Writer-in-Residence at Holy Names University. Learn more at BeloCipriani.com.