A former PR professor of mine helped circulate an awesome article on job seeking using social media. It can be found in it’s entirety at The 12 Most but here are some important take aways for recent grads and those entering the job market-
- Engage in Twitter chats. The hashtag #jobhuntchat will always unearth fun opportunities and it’s a cool way to start conversations with those who probably have a lot of say in HR.
- Take your resume to the next level, video style. Ensure that it’s concise and professional but show your creative side by personalizing a paper resume on YouTube.
- Twitter search to fine tune your end goal. Search terms like “internship,” and “need job” and you’ll cut through a lot of unecessary malarky.
- Be a standout fan on a company’s Facebook page. “Liking” a company page is a sure fire way to stay in the know about not just hiring opportunities but what the company is up to and what clients it is interacting with. Post prevalent and creative content on these pages, ensuring that you may stand out as a potential job candidate.
- I know that social media sites are multiplying by the day but sites like About.me are awesome for keeping all your links and profiles concisely organized in one place. About.me ensures that you only have to add a short link to your resume as an outlet to your online presence.
If you’re interested in social media, you’re probably doing half these things anyway. Ensure that you stand out in the online realm by adding creativity to a professional presence.
- About.me: A Social Media Profile Site Destined for More Than 15 Minutes of Fame (adage.com)
- The 10 Commandments of Job Seeking (marenhogan.wordpress.com)
- Using About.me as a Dance Profile (socialrhythms.wordpress.com)
- Be The Face of About.me… On A Billboard in Times Square! (wpromote.com)
- Making about.me about so much more (2) (about.me)