Tips for getting a job using Social Media
Social media is now being considered as a hot spot for both job seekers and recruiters. Some of the popular platforms of social media are social networking websites, professional networking sites, discussion forums, blog websites etc. It has been found that recruiting through social media is a win-win situation for both the job seeker and the recruiter. The important point for both recruiter and job seeker on social media is that they have to get noticed.
Let us now look at some of the ways in which a job seeker can get noticed by the recruiter.
The first and the most important step are to build good contacts. Whether you are using LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook it is important to have good number of genuine contacts. Unless all the connections in your profile are genuine it will not help you find a job.
The next step after having a substantial amount of contacts is to stay connected with them and be active. One can be active by posting comments on blogs etc. as this will increase the visibility of the person. All the contacts should be engaged with on regular basis and the intention of looking for another job should also be put forth to all in a very subtle way.
Complete your profile page: The most common mistake by every person is not completing their profile page. If the profile is incomplete it would be difficult for the recruiter to know the details about you. This can also lead to losing out on a golden opportunity. Completing the profile page with correct information will also create a good impression on the prospective recruiter.
Keep updating profile with latest achievements: Social media is one place where you can speak out your mind without any fear. The best way to let the world know what you know is to write blogs. This helps the companies which are looking for people know what your potential is and which area your expertise lies in. So, if you are one of them who are looking for a job go ahead and blog on your favorite topic and let the world know what you are.
Joining Groups: There are various interest groups in the social networking platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn etc. Depending on what your interests are one can join these groups. This gives the recruiter an opportunity to know what your interests are. Joining groups also increases the visibility and hence the opportunity to get hired.
One can also connect with the company they are interested in joining in on social media. It may be difficult to reach the company through any other source but the major advantage of social media is they can connect with them easily. This can also help in getting a job in the desired organization.
The most important social media platform for job seeker is LinkedIn. It is important to have a profile here as chances of getting noticed by head hunters is very high.
So, if getting hired through social media is your aim, then follow the above mentioned tips and then you will surely get noticed by the recruiters.
Dougles Chan is the recruitment Guru ,a Personal Mentor, Business Adviser and also a Web Sales Expert that assist clients in their business needs in recruitment and sales, specialised in creation of sales, leads and traffic in many industries including job agencies, advertising agencies, gifting industry, education industry, training industry, software industry and many others. His clients comes from Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Germany and many other countries.
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