The global shift to online platforms for social interaction has had a huge impact on the professional world. These days, hiring managers don’t just check applicants’ social media as part of the hiring process—they also use it to recruit new talent.
Follow these guidelines to use your online presence to your advantage during the job search.
Clean Up Your Social Media
When you begin looking for a new job, giving your social media a tune-up should be a top priority.
Make sure your profile pictures, bios, public posts, and tagged photos present a professional image of you as a candidate. Delete any content that could be considered objectionable.
Highlight Past Projects
Use your social media to share professional achievements and projects.
Whether you recently completed an IT certification or finished building a server from scratch, consider spotlighting your achievement in a public post that will leave a good impression on recruiters who scout your social media.
Leverage LinkedIn for Networking
Maintaining a profile on LinkedIn makes it easier for potential employers to discover you. It also gives you the chance to reach out directly to recruiters about jobs.
Once you’ve ensured your LinkedIn profile is up to date, you can start searching for recruiters in your industry. When you find a promising one, send a connection request with a short introduction in the attached message.
If the recruiter accepts your request, reach out with more information about the kind of position you’re seeking. Your communication should be courteous, professional, and personalized to the recruiter’s company.
Attend Virtual Events & Follow Up
It’s easier than ever to attend online conferences, meetups, and job fairs for professionals in your field.
When you connect with other professionals at these events, make sure to trade contact information. Reach out in the following week with a brief email letting them know you enjoyed meeting them.
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