Pinterest is a social media site that lets users to save images, links, videos and files with their network. The use and growth of Pinterest has evolved since it’s inception from people casually flipping through it for new wedding ideas to using it as a way for motivation for career management and more. Those of you who fall in the former category might want to foray into the latter and that’s what Careermarshal is here to help you do.
Here are some ways in which Pinterest can be used for career management
After making an account on Pinterest, you will see an option to create boards– Boards on which (depending on the theme) you can ‘pin’ images that are relevant. You can have as many boards as you want and can keep it secret or visible to everyone. Follow other people and the board’s, like their pins and share(re-pin) them. You can grow your popularity and influence through these boards. You can link images from other sites and your own images that you have uploaded on Pinterest directly. In case you’re stuck, they have created a guide too.
Now the first question on your mind might be, “ Okay, all of this sounds great but how is it relevant to career management? “Well you can pin boards on the theme of how to curate a good CV, some commonly asked interview questions, planning for your dream job; Pinterest can do it all. Create your own pins linking with thoroughly researched information on internet or your own computer. People engaged in creative roles might especially find Pinterest useful and make their boards visible to all to attract employers who can browse their works, interests and information.
Pinterest as a researching tool
A Pinterest profile can form an effective way to search about different career paths and profiles. In the navigation bar at the top, type something like career paths and you’ll get a plethora of information about various possible career path. You just might get the inspiration and the right direction into the career of your dreams. You can always narrow down your search to specific kinds of jobs.
Get guidance from experts of their domain
Now that you have been able to select your domain and career profile (hopefully), you can also avail quality guidance from experts in that very domain and career profile. Learn from the best!. Get the latest advice for various stages of your career. Inspirational quotes, posts, videos, tools and ideas are a click away. Make the most of them.
Customise your CV using Pinterest to get the best visual impact
One crucial aspect after choosing the right career is putting together a good and impactful application together. Research CVs, whether traditional or creative, new trends or the trusted methods. Make sure that you’re sure about the kinds of job you’re applying for; CVs really have to be specific to your domain.
Flaunt your creative chops through a Pinterest board
Create a board to showcase your creative side, skills and experiences using pins to visualize your tale for others to interpret. If you run a blog or are a professional photographer, create a board with all your best works summarized there. Recreate your educational and professional journey by having photos of school/college you’ve attended, companies you have worked for and any other organization you have been a part of in your life.
Flaunt your achievements in a way so that it seems you’re being a ‘humblebrag’. Make absolutely sure that the content, tone and style is not crazy and is highly professional and suited to your role aspirations. Use the captions judiciously to relate how each photo is a culmination of your efforts to make a dent in a particular field. Share with friends, link it your LinkedIn, Facebook etc and a hyperlink on your CV.
Know the companies better
Many employers are flooding to Pinterest to put on display the kind of work they have been indulging in. They also let a glimpse into their work ethics, culture and environment. Make sure you analyse it all before applying to that particular company.
Follow relevant boards from companies you are interested in especially if they offer insight into your current or aspired role. Interact with companies to get noticed.