Social media has emerged as a key player in the job search process today.
Social Media Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the traditional confines of a resume, or even an interview. Social media sites offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested to work in; connect with their former and current employees; and know about current job openings instantly, among other things.
This is the reason why more and more job seekers are becoming highly active on social networking sites on a daily basis, and most employers now utilize these sites in their hiring process.
So how can you as a job seeker tap into the power of social media to make searching for jobs easier? Our experts at Career Marshal have gathered all the tips you need to use every platform out there to your advantage:
- What accounts to have:
Our experts think that every job seeker should at least have a LinkedIn account, and a Facebook or Twitter to show that you’re a real person. Beyond that, you should consider social networking sites that are really important for your industry.
- Always use your real name:
It can be quite trendy to pick a catchy nickname or handle when making your profile on a site but, as much as possible, try using your real name. This looks more professional and also implies that people will be able to find and scan your profiles when they search for your name. If your name is a rather common one or if you often go by a nickname, in that case, choose a consistent name and use the same across all platforms, and try to include your real name somewhere on each account.
- Include your profiles in your resume:
Your social media profiles are a great representation of you and you’re personality, so make sure they’re out there! Try to include your Twitter handle on your resume, also mention your industry-specific network, and tell your recruiter where to find you on your business card or your email signature. If you’ve done the work to make your social media profiles look good and professional, don’t be shy about sharing them!
- Like Pages like Career Marshal on Facebook
Today is an era of social networking. Everybody and everything is available online. That’s why at Career Marshal we post jobs on social media our social media platforms. We advertise our job postings on social media websites to expand your search horizons. Like us on our Facebook page and get regular updates about the best job opportunities for you.
At Career marshal, we boast a diverse recruiting network that spreads all over India, this makes us extremely experienced and efficient in breaking all boundaries and bridging the gap between recruiters and jobseekers. That’s how Career Marshal is one-of-a-kind job seeking portal in the country today, providing the ultimate job search experience.
Our aim is to become the leading end-to-end job portal in the country, providing a range of premium and career enhancing services for all jobseekers.