media is a key player in the job search process today. Are you benefiting from
the popular social networking tools that have become a rage? Although not
everybody agrees on this, more and more employers are also using information on
social media to evaluate their potential hires. These employers are looking to
see your communication skills, professionalism, how well rounded you are and
many other skills and assets you may possess.
Find your brand
Professional branding is important for anyone who is job searching or building
their career. It's important to create a personal brand that portrays you in a
professional light and which provides employers and contacts with a strong
positive impression of you as a high-calibre individual who would be an asset
to their organization. Keep in mind that what you post online on Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms are out there for the world
social networks all together is not the answer either. The appropriate use of social networks demonstrates an understanding of how business and society interact now,
which is particularly important to prove that you are not out-of-touch. It also
offers opportunities to demonstrate knowledge, skills and a level of
"with-it-ness" necessary in business today.
Search for Information about Hiring
These days almost every large employer is on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The internet offers you a wealth of information, use this to your advantage to
research companies you would want to work for. Many companies make use of
social media to announce job openings and will provide you with useful information about the employers you have targeted.
LinkedIn profile is essential
Many recruiters now use LinkedIn as their primary tool for sourcing candidates, so having a well-written and
keyword-rich LinkedIn profile is essential. Make sure your profile reflects
your area of expertise and accomplishments. From within LinkedIn you can also
join a wide range of professional groups. Apart from linking with professionals
in your own field, there are often job opportunities available through these
groups, and recruiters join the groups searching for suitable candidates.
Importance of networking
You can’t expect to benefit from social media unless you start to spend time with your contacts
genuinely. After all, the contacts that you have are real people. You should be
ready to talk to them, discuss important topics with them, respond to their
comments etc. Only setting up social media accounts doesn’t bring the benefits
you may be looking for.
social networking can help to position you for the next phase in your career by
enhancing your personal brand and exposing you to opportunities that you might
not have come across otherwise. If you do need a hand to get in contact with
some of the sought-after companies in the country, we can assist. Communicate
Recruitment want to assist you in finding a new job. So, make that move and
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