Can you really find a job using social media?

The process of finding a job has changed significantly over the past decade. Gone are the days of getting the weekend newspaper and trawling through the vacancy list. Websites like SEEK and CareerOne have replaced traditional search methods.

Social media can also play a significant part in the quest for employment and can deliver viable business opportunities. Scrolling through social media accounts, hashtags and pages could help launch your next potential career. We suggest that you navigate to the websites of companies that you’d like to work for, and check out what social media platforms they use. Once you’ve done that, make sure you’re kept up-to-date by;

Not on LinkedIn? You should be. Make sure your photo is appropriate, and that the information on your profile is up-to-date. Employment history is essential. The same goes for other social media platforms, such as Facebook. Check your privacy settings and see what is visible to other users on your profile. You can be certain that as you scroll through a company Facebook page after submitting a job application, your potential employers will be doing the same. Remember, anything can surface in a Google search, so if you have photos of a wild party on Facebook, ensure basic privacy measures are in place.

Want to know more about how to land your perfect job via social media? Read more on Mashable here.

There are also peak times for posting on social media, use the image here to make sure you are logged in at the right times. You can also take a strategic approach to increase your employment opportunities by ensuring your CV stands out. Create an eye catching CV that a recruiter or hiring manager will stop and read. We really like this article on 10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From.

As a recruiter, we list all of our jobs on our social media accounts so if you take our advice, you won’t miss out on any job alerts.