5 Smart Ways To Use Social Media In Your Job Search

By on August 30, 2013
Social Media

2. Keep your Facebook profile private

Did you know 37% of employers use social networks to screen potential job candidates? So it’s really important to keep your social media profiles as neutral and professional as possible, especially Facebook. How many times have you seen someone get fired over a Facebook post?

A recent statistic from Careerbuilder.com stated “34% of employers who scan social media profiles said they have found content that has caused them not to hire the candidate“. So it’s really not complicated. Adjust your Facebook privacy so that only your closest friends can see your posts.

3. Become an authority

Not only is there a degree of personal satisfaction in helping out others but it turns out it can help yourself. By becoming the go-to person in your field, you display your value and skills to prospective employers. It shows you have a vested interest in your field and reassures the employers that you will be worth his/her time.

Some experiences just can’t be learned in class so it’s great way for you to develop in your field while you’re looking for a job.

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