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 a secret weapon that many recruiting firms are turning to. While social recruiting is still foreign to a lot of staffing companies, there are some companies investing heavily in the new recruiting trend. In fact, recent survey from Jobvite, revealed 73% of hiring managers plan to invest in their social media presence in 2015.
Social recruitment is tough to ignore as most people are available on social media throughout the day. But the responsibility of learning the new technique goes both ways for hiring managers and candidates. This is the time were candidates should realize their online profiles need to reflect their professional experience and career goals while demonstrating a positive, put together person. Take time to clean up social media profiles so recruiters have a chance to get to know the professional behind the profile.
Adecco just published findings from their first ever global study on social recruiting, and things are changing.
Job seekers now have a whole new way to search for jobs. Social media has brought more opportunities and advanced career options to the playing filed, and it has become a valuable tool for not only job seekers, but recruiters as well.
I recently read an article by Kristin Johnson on the power of using LinkedIn for your job search, and I found that her points apply to the office too!
She talks about how joining groups is important to keep your connections moving. Networking is of course one of the top ways to find employment these days. Speaking up at the water cooler or other gathering places, going to lunch with new coworkers or offering to help a team member get you exposed to new ideas outside of your current role. It will help you build better connections and get others talking about you.
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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.