Social media has it’s advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages to using social media is that it’s a great way to find a new job. Why? Well, it’s because social media makes it easy to create your own personal brand and to market yourself. Plus, since many others still haven’t caught on yet (when it comes to applying for jobs), it’s a great chance to stand out from the rest.
Below you’ll see the ultimate social media guide to getting a job through Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. You’ll also see a little about how companies use social media themselves. It shows that 37% of companies use social media to research candidates, and 94% of recruiters use social media to recruit. This is why it’s important to not only be represented on social media, but to represent yourself well. Having inappropriate status updates, links, photos and videos on your profile is a sure-fire way to lose a great job opportunity.
Now that you know what needs to be done on each social network in order to grab an employer’s attention, it’s time to get started (if you haven’t already). Remember to stay organized, curate your content wisely, be consistent and don’t be afraid to engage and interact with companies. If you know someone who is looking for a new job, be sure to share this infographic with them to help them succeed as well.