In today’s world, much of the job hunting and recruiting process has moved online. And that includes social media. In fact, you can leverage your social media accounts to your advantage when it comes to finding the positions you want. Here’s how to do it:
Put your best foot forward online.
While your LinkedIn is the professional social media platform designed to showcase your work history, skill sets, and education, keep in mind that other social media platforms are important, too. Take a moment to think about what your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social profiles look like to employers — not every employer looks at your social media when evaluating you for a job, but some do. And you’ll want to make sure you make a good impression.
Expand your network.
The entire point of social media is to connect with others. So do that — connect with peers, supervisors, and people in related industries. Follow hashtags or pages that relate to your career so that you can stay updated with the latest and greatest news and developments in your field. Social media is a great way to meet other professionals like yourself, and that can be a great thing for your job search.
Join groups or forums.
Platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook give you the chance to join groups, forums, and organizations related to your career field. There are plenty of pages that post job openings, too. Keeping a close eye on these pages and being active in these networks is a great way to be one of the first people to apply to open positions.
Connect with recruiters.
Remember that you can also connect with professional recruiters on social media sites, and those connections can help point you in the directions of the jobs you want. Social media also offers an easy way for recruiters to send you job openings when they become aware of them, making it that much more likely that you’ll be contacted for an interview.
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If you’re on the hunt for a new job, social media is only one piece of the puzzle. Connecting with a staffing agency like 24/7 MedStaff is a great way to find positions that you might otherwise miss. Take a look at our Job Board and contact us today to start your search.