Top 5 Social Media Tips for Job Hunting!

The Sun Coverage & Business Caard

In this blog Brian, Managing Partner here at The Candidate shares his 5 quick tips for using social media to assist in your job search. They're so good, The Sun featured them in their employment section! 

Our 5 Top Tips:

  1. LinkedIn is the leading social channel for finding a job. Create a profile & start connecting. This is your opportunity to show your skill set and your personality.
  2. Use Twitter & LinkedIn to build your online network - start following & engaging with companies you want to work for. It's likely they will post vacancies online so it's a great way to hear about jobs first!
  3. Make your social media profiles employer friendly or restrict what others can see! Data from a recent recruitment survey revealed 93% of employers will view applicant's social profiles before making a decision.
  4. Have a voice in your online community. Post and share things of interest to the industry you want to work in and join in conversations.
  5. Try using a social media management tool such as Tweetdeck. With this tool you can set up custom lists such as 'Companies I want to work for' with all the employers Twitter handles as well as specific hashtags such as #jobs #Manchester which will pull all of the relevant posts into one list. It's a simple way of sorting through all the Twitter noise. However if Tweetdeck isn't your thing, you can create simple lists on Twitter! 

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