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8 Effective Ways to Use Social Media to Get Hired

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc; there are a lot of different social media platforms out there that can be used for you to get hired. Some of these websites were not really made for job-seekers to be used in their job hunting, but as the budding dynamic growth of the social media world, its function have been utilized into its uttermost potential.

Some have already discovered the ways on how to do it, have you? Here are 8 ways to make your social media profile as a way for you to land a job:

  1. Use Your Real Name: This will help your image in the social media stream look more professional. You might have been using your nickname or an alias in the past and incorporated it in your social media, but you might want to choose to display your full name and have that nickname scrapped out. Your future employer might search you  on social media platforms  and having a job is a much more important concern than having your nickname or alias in social media


  1. Look Professional: This doesn’t mean that you have to wear business suits in all of your pictures. You just have to look formal, decent, and clean in your pictures. It will make you look more presentable to your employer. If you can maintain a good care for yourself, that can be a good sign for you to take a good care for your future job.


  1. Link it: Most, if not all of your social media accounts must be linked. Like for example, your graphic design work posted in Pinterest. It must not stay there unnoticed. A link perhaps with its description into your LinkedIn profile might get the attention of an employer who has seen your pinned item.


  1. Don’t Use Social Media to Communicate with your employer: Although social media accounts are good assets to be used in finding employers or showcasing your works, a direct and professional communication is still via email. While social media has its good effects, don’t overdo it, not everything can be done through it.


  1. Personalized Your LinkedIn Invitation to Connect: Have you used LinkedIn? If not, in LinkedIn when you try to connect into another person’s profile, there is a generic message sent, saying “I’d like to add you on LinkedIn”. Try to edit the message and make it more personalized especially when you are trying to connect to someone you didn’t know or a person where you are engaging for a job application. By not editing it might cause your next job application to be rejected.


  1. Be Visible: In twitter, there might be a friend who posted for a new article about a job. Click the link, read the article and reply any thoughts about the article and re tweet it. So as with LinkedIn. If your connection has a new job or has been promoted or has wrote and posted something. Engage with him and try to respond as always. In this way, sooner in the future when luck is not in your side, they might want to contact you and offer you better opportunities. They know that you’ve encouraged them before and because of that they might want to help you too when you need it.



  1. Follow Job Search Gurus: When you are following these types of persons, you can easily see tweets about how to land jobs, where to find it, and even a direct link of an employment.


  1. Like, Follow, and Connect the Companies You Love: This is an indirect way of telling employers what are your interests, another way of promoting yourself by having a mutual interest to a future company you are applying to.

This list has a lot more than just that, it can be broken down to the specific needs every job-seeker wants. It may be broad, but it shows the ways to use social media to get hired to help you land your new job.

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