Believe it or not, recruiters and HR representatives just might try and look you up online to see what they can find. And the easiest way to get a quick understanding of a person is to view their social media accounts and peek at their latest activity.
One of the biggest professional networking sites that many people use is LinkedIn and this site allows you to showcase yourself and your skills in a quick and concise manner. Not only that, but you have the potential for millions of people to view your profiles and actually seek you out for a position as well based on the skillsets that you have listed. We have a video that shows how to ensure you have a great band online – watch it by clicking here.
If you’re wondering what are some quick and easy steps that you can take to get your social media more friendly for outside eyes, here are some things to consider implementing and doing during your current (and future) job hunts.
How to make sure your social media is on point when job hunting
While there are just a few tips, these are certain to come in handy for those who are seeking employment.
Always include a picture
There’s a reason that there’s a place for a headshot on your LinkedIn profile. Include a picture of yourself and leave the cartoon characters for another time. It helps recruiters see that you’re a real person with real skills who just might be of real value to their company.
Write an engaging profile
Words matter! And when you’re trying to stand out from the crowd and the thousands of other people that are wanting the same job as you, it’s important to use your words in a way that has yous standing out from the crowd. Make your introduction and profile stand out in a way that showcases your mind and abilities.
Don’t lie or embellish
Never lie or embellish on your skills. Be true to who you are and you’ll find that you’ll be much better off in finding a job that is suitable for your skillsets.
Because if you do fib on what you can or can’t do and get a job based off that lie, you’re going to find yourself very unhappy and stressed out in your position that you aren’t actually qualified for in the first place.
Social media can be a great way to utilize finding a job or even being recruited for a position as well. One of the biggest things to keep in mind when it comes to your LinkedIn profile online is that you need to keep it as updated and as current as possible. This will not only keep you on your toes but it will also hopefully help you land the job that is literally perfect for you as well.