So how can social media get you a job? It’s currently the easiest way to start branding yourself so that people know who you are, what you’re about, and what makes you great. What’s that again? Branding? I took me a while to work out what it meant too, but it’s effectively what we put out on social media that makes us and explains who we are to people who decide to watch on. The following video explains how branding is more than just marketing or a fancy logo – It’s confidence and passion, things a future employer will be looking for.
If you’re interested in social media you’ve probably gone out and tried them all. Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, maybe even YouTube if you’ve felt yourself video savvy. All of these and more can be used to create a virtual profile for people to pursue and form an image of who you are. But with social media comes great power and great insight into your life. That said, you need to make sure you can frame yourself in a way that makes you look employable. Consider the things you tweet about or the photos you post online. What do they say about you? What do they say about your employability? Are some of these not suited for the public sphere? Where social media has a great hand in helping you get a job, it can also greatly damage your chances of even seeing an interview. Once you’ve tidied your resume and found the perfect binder to present it in, take a look at you social media accounts and see if you would employ yourself with the content you can see.
So now that you’ve managed a LinkedIn profile and connected with some like-minded individuals, cleaned your Facebook of damaging photos or status updates, and maybe even looked through your Pinterest boards just to make sure you haven’t saved anything comprising you should feel confident in your virtual identity. But it doesn’t stop there. You’re always creating and learning new skills so remember to keep your profiles updated with all the new ventures you take on. Did you get that job you applied for? Let the people know! New qualification? All the more to make you more employable! Share what you’re capable of on Social media and you might find it’s what your future boss is looking for.