Oct 4, 2013
How To Use Social Media Platforms To Get Hired [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted by Irfan Ahmad Digital Information World Author Pakistan author profile Friday, October 04, 2013 info-graphics , Social-Media
See this infographic by MyCleverAgency team to find out why social media is important from the point of a recruiter and how to use it to improve your job search.
infographic by: Gumtree.com
Important statistics from infographic
How are recruiters and job seekers using social media?38% job seekers and 93 percent recruiters use LinkedIn.
While 66 percent recruiters prefer Facebook to hire and 52% of job seekers use Facebook.
What helps you on social media?19% of HR managers said they found something to convince them to hire an individual.
Using social media platforms to get hired
Making more than 70 connections, will move your profile up in the LinkedIn search rankings putting you on the radar of more like-minded people and companies.
Ask former bosses for a recommendation, don't be afraid. Also have your colleagues and friends endorse your work and expertise.
Remember this is a business network - use the most professional photo you own. When sending out emails it's also worth linking your LinkedIn page with the email signature.
Use Facebook's graph search to find people in your network who work in the industry you're targeting. This is much like LinkedIn connections features, but a lot of people don't thing to use it this way.
These stay in friend's feeds longer than status updated. Use them to describe your needs and job interests.
Customize your privacy settings as required. And never ever bad-mouth a previous boss/organization.
Instead of trying to friend influential and industry experts, subscribe to their Facebook feed. This will give you an insight into their world and may give you that edge needed.
Follow relevant people in your field. Also follow several companies you want to work for, since many will tweet job listings.
You can use Twitter to discover 'what is in trend', follow organizations and businesses you want to work for.
Build lists for people across different disciplines. Join chats, interact and lead conversations. You should also initiate discussions with people to get inspired.
If you really want to get the recruiter's attention, then, Google Plus is the right place to be over the coming months. Having a G+ profile will also help you to rank in Google search.
Complete your work history, skills and fill in your previous experience so recruiters can find you. If you are active on other social media sites add these links to your profile.
Join different G+ communities, interact with people and actively share your content. This will help you to meet with like-mind people.
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