LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter: How Social Media can help you bag your next big job

Aug 13 2014, 19:42 IST
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SummaryTo match up with the fast-pacing competition in the job sector, social media sites..

To match up with the fast-pacing competition in the job sector, social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (majorly) have come up as a viable opportunity to make you land at a job without an exasperating struggle. With polished skills, focused approach, and planned social media strategies, you can actually land your career smoothly.

LinkedIn: For this you need to:

Connect: To make strangers as friends on Facebook might be slight eerie, but thatís not the case with LinkedIn. At LinkedIn, you can connect with the unknowns, who although are in the industry that you want to be in. And yes, more the connections you have, more are the chances of getting help with job search. Also, join Active Groups, post questions about positions requirements against jobs to show your interest and stay connected. This would also make you find your mentor, as LinkedIn profiles are visible.

Tip for you: To connect easily with the people, consider those who are just a degree away from you.

Jobs Board: Stay tuned to the job board, as that brings to you all the open vacancies that you might be interesting in joining. To utilize the job boards at the max, you need to ensure:

∑ You pick right job board, and many job boards

∑ Search jobs on job board based on Job title, Location and Salary

∑ Activate account management

∑ Make the best use of functionality at job boards like filter questions, response templates etc.

Also, follow prospective companies to stay updated about the companiesí history & present activities. This would help you in your interviews.

Endorsement & recommendations: First of all, there is a difference between endorsement & recommendation. Where recommendation supports you and your work, endorsements are skills & expertise you possess according to others. Both endorsements & recommendations would help you in getting the job. You can request for writing LinkedIn recommendations to your connections via messaging system.

Share More: Did you know, if you share more content like articles or interesting insights, then your chances of getting contacted by the recruiter rises by almost 10%? This is a good %, so make the best use of this. So, add tips & tricks from your industry

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