As you probably already know, social media plays a very large part of today’s world but what you may not know is that it can play a large part in your job search.
I mean after all why wouldn’t someone do some online research into someone they’re going to interview? Tapping into social media provides an insight into how someone is as a person. If they’re going to be the face of your company, you would want to know that they are going to wear it well. Right?
Nevertheless, it doesn’t have to be a negative. As social media now plays such a large part in our lives, you can use it to your advantage. That’s where I come in. By making a couple of changes to how and what you post, your social media could improve your chances of securing your dream job.
Let’s start with the biggest part of your social media, your profile picture. Now I know how easy it is to pull a funny face and put it up as your profile picture to make all your friends laugh. However, in these circumstances it’s probably best to stick a nice, clear picture of your face.
Now to follow up on that new profile picture, we should probably write a small bio. It doesn’t need to be an essay; but it might be quite nice to list your favourite hobbies and activities. We might need to miss out the drunken nights and 3 am visits to the chip shop.
Next let’s have a look and go through your social media feeds to get rid of anything that you wouldn’t want your future employer to see. Once you’ve done this, going forward try not to post anything you wouldn’t want them to see.
Author: Jen Wilson