For active job seekers, there is a new background check to be aware of — the social media scan.
Whether it’s keeping up with friends or searching for a job, social media is used every day. While many job seekers use social platforms to connect with recruiters, scope out jobs, stay up-to-date on job postings, there are a few things you need to take into consider when trying to find a job.
With more and more hiring managers using social media to research job applicants, it’s time to figure out how to write a solid professional social media bio that showcases who you are.
It can be difficult to fit so much into a few sentences, but remember keeping it short and to the point is best. You also want to have it match your resume and make sure it fits your personal brand.
Here are a few tips on how to create a great professional social media bio.
Social Media has become the new dynamic for job hunting. Dan Schawbel, Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success has written a definitive article on the use of social media in your job search.
Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause, The Baby Stalk and mailing resumes to HR. As an older worker do you ever feel that all the good fantasies are dead? What do you think?
Between current economic conditions and the technological evolution of the Internet, the traditional approach most job seekers have taken in the past is no longer viable.
The approach — developing a resume and cover letter, locating jobs on and submitting your resume to corporate sites and job banks, and crossing your fingers in hopes of receiving a call from a hiring manager — is, for the most part, a thing of the past. The new approach is far different. It boils down to the fact that there are fewer jobs available, more competition for those jobs and more touch points for recruiters and seekers to interact.
Social Media has changed that dynamic.