4 Tips to Leverage Social Media to Land your DREAM JOB
Searching for a new job can be stressful, so why not let someone help you land your DREAM JOB! Below are a few tips that will help you attract the RIGHT recruiter, one that will work for you. These tips might even be helpful for passive job-seekers; you never know when opportunity will call!
1. Keep your Resume Up-to-Date.
If you have posted your resume on a job board in the past, it might be a good idea to update it. Your career goals might have changed and it’s smart to update your resume to reflect those changes. An up-to-date resume will attract the RIGHT recruiters and potential connections. These connections will be able to help you find the jobs that better align with your current career goals. It will also help ensure that the recruiters who reach out to you have a specific role in mind for you – your DREAM JOB!
2. Increase your Visibility on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is a valuable resource. It is one of the most convenient ways to network and connect with recruiters. Strategically connect with peers and colleagues to increase the number of connections in your LinkedIn network. Be sure to join several groups to connect with alumni or professionals in your industry. It’s also wise to keep your profile up-to-date, just like your resume. The great thing about LinkedIn is that you can add more information to your profile than usually fits on a resume. This is a great place to add samples of your work or links to portfolios of your projects. The more connections you have on LinkedIn, the more likely you are to be included in recruiters’ search results – identifying YOU for your DREAM JOB!
3. Present your Best Self.
You can control how you present yourself on social media. You can use this to your advantage when looking for your dream job. Include as much information as you can about your previous jobs on your profile; the the more detail, the better. It’s not enough to list that you have used a skill or technology; make sure you explain HOW you utilized it. If you read a job description for a job that you are interested in, compare the requirements. Are the skills and technologies listed in the job description ones you have used before? If so, make sure they are also listed in your profile and resume. Make sure they send the same message and you will be one step closer to your DREAM JOB!
4. Control the Conversation.
Keep your preferred contact information up-to-date. Consider creating another email address just for your resume and social media profiles if you prefer to keep your personal email address private. If you are an active job seeker, be clear and state what type of job you are seeking in your profile or LinkedIn summary. It can even be a good idea to list what times are best for a recruiter to call. These tips may not be the best choice if you are in a confidential search as you probably don’t want your current employer to know you are looking. But, you don’t have to wait for recruiters to reach out to you. Identify reputable recruiting agencies in your area and connect with them on social media. Be proactive and reach out to recruiters and let them know that you are interested! Land your DREAM JOB now, by connecting with a qualified HUNTER Recruiter today! Find out more at htrjobs.com.