You may be used to using social media to Insta your lunch or share viral videos but have you also considered how they help you find a job? Have a look at the resources below to get some tips and then start your search!
Got 5 mins?
Read this article from the Guardian – A beginners’ guide to finding a job using social media.
Creative? How about this: How instagram can land you the job
Got 15 mins?
Start creating your LinkedIn profile. This may help:
If you have already got a LinkedIn page consider how you might improve it: 9 surefire ways to boost your linkedin profile when you only have 10 minutes
Tip! Ask a supervisor, a colleague or an employer to write you a recommendation to really make your LinkedIn profile shine.
Got a bit longer?
Watch this video from ‘Get the Digital Edge 2013’ from Aimee Bateman from careercake.com, Job hunting with social media (33mins).
Listen to this audio from ‘Get the Digital Edge 2016’, Alicia Phuah alumna of University of Westminster and former International Account Manager at LinkedIn presents: You’re closer than you think, using LinkedIn to grow your career (39mins).
By checking out the above resources you now have the knowledge to go beyond using social media for just your personal fun and can now use them to find your next job! Get searching!
Remember potential employers may be looking at all your social media accounts to get an idea of who you are. Make sure they see only the good stuff- time to manage your online profile.