Social media is not only great for finding new job opportunities – but it is also a fantastic tool for Recruiter’s to utilise when on the lookout for potential new candidates or when deciding who to offer the job to.
Employers are aware that the majority of individuals now have a personal Facebook or Twitter account – therefore Employer’s feel that it is a great tool to use when looking into a new Employees personal/social life to find out their interests and what they like to get up to during their free time.
It’s always good to consider what you are portraying on all of your social media accounts (not just your LinkedIn!) if you are looking for a new job – as you can’t be sure who is looking you up to find out more about you – to see whether you are the right candidate for the job.
Leave a positive impression:
- Demonstrate good communication skills by using good grammar/spelling
- Present yourself well in your main profile picture
- Show that you enjoy being in a group – as this shows that you are able to work well as a team
- Try not to be ‘too opinionated’ on offensive subjects
To avoid leaving a negative impression on the Employer, remember to avoid the following on your social media profile:
- Inappropriate content such as foul language, bad pictures, talk of drugs, heavily drinking
- Posting discriminatory content – or showing a strong opinion on a subject that could come across as offensive
- Avoid negative comments about a previous employer
Don’t avoid social media altogether, as it is a fantastic tool that is growing rapidly. However, do monitor your content closely and adjust your privacy settings to hide the things that may have a negative impact on the Employers opinion.
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