Landing a job takes more than a decent resume – it also takes a bit of creativity to get noticed, and social media enables candidates to do just that. We’ll take a look at one of the most comprehensive guides available to show you how to successfully use social networks to land that dream career.
CIPHR, a Human Resources SaaS company, published a pretty incredible infographic that explains the power of social media for job seekers, and outlines how to use each social network effectively in a job search. What exactly do recruiters look for on a candidate’s profile? CIPHR’s infographic indicates that 37 percent are using social media to research candidates, 94 percent are using it as a recruiting tool, and 44 percent have actually hired candidates through social media networks. Need more proof? Read this post on the current state of social recruiting and how it’s quickly becoming a job seeker’s greatest leveraging tool.
If you’re confused about the different types of social media platforms and how to use them, then fear not, because this infographic walks you through each social network individually. For instance, your Twitter bio should be set up to provide a very concise snapshot of your profession, your contact information, and a link to your personal website. Additionally, the tweets you share should be telling of your personal and professional interests, as well as showcase your industry knowledge through your re-tweets and comments. Learn how to utilize individual social networks for their career-boosting capabilities and you’ll soon discover just how powerful these online resources truly are for professionals.
If you’re currently looking for a job, take some notes from the infographic below on how to improve your candidacy on social media so that you stand out in the crowd.
The Ultimate Social Media Guide to Getting a Job by CIPHR.com at CIPHR.com
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Leah Arnold-Smeets, owner of Emiko Consulting, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs capitalize on their strengths, improve on their weaknesses, and reach their full potential. Leah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Southern California (USC).