10 Tips Boost Your Job Search with Social Media

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Here are some tips to boost your job search with social media:

Boost Your Job Search with Social Media

  • Add your real name on your facebook: Imagine that your potential employer searches you on Facebook with the mentioned name in your profile. Having real name may increase your chances of being selected for the job openings. Always keep your real name same in all your accounts.
  • Keep a professional image in your Facebook: Keep a professional profile picture with a recent headshot, preferably smiling that makes you appear friendly. Use same image in all social networking sites and job portals that can be helpful to recognize easily.
  • No need to open account in all social media networking sites: Open an account in various networking platforms depends upon the industry and job role you are looking for. Be active on all leading social media platforms.
  • Keep same professional information across all social media platforms: Provide genuine information across all job portals. Update your profile regularly on job sites with latest information like skills, experience, current company name and other details.
  • Don't use all accounts for professional information: If you have more than 2 social media accounts then don't use all accounts for professional communication. While linking all social accounts may guide recruiters to know more about you professionally. Follow email communication source for job related
  • Don't like all posts: Liking/sharing all posts posted in your friends to please others may create other impression in the process of networking.
  • Keywords: Use keywords in your social media posts related to your industry as you are keeping in your resume and cover letter.
  • Get searched by recruiters: Your social media profile is a great way to be visible to the recruiters. Recruiters today want to know more details about you to assess your personality and candidature.
  • Hide and show: Use privacy setting to hide and restricted your personal information and updates. However you can keep your profile photo, employment and education information public.

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