The jobs market has become increasingly more competitive in the economic downturn. Job candidates need to utilise all the resources at their disposal to make a great impression. Naturally, you must ensure your CV is as impressive as possible, carefully detailing your skills, experience and expertise.
However, your CV will make you more attractive to prospective employers if you integrate your social media profiles into it. Companies are using social media for job screening with greater frequency, so ensuring your profiles provide the right information to seize employer attention and adding prominently displayed links to your CV is a crucial step to take before applying for a new position.
Create a Landing Page or Use Your Blog
Employers will regularly Google your name to check your online presence. This means you must ensure that all your social media profiles give a good representation of your character, experience and interest.
As of August 2012, LinkedIn had 175 million members and 2 million company pages. It is an invaluable professional networking tool that must be used to its full potential by all job candidates.
With more than 1 billion users, Facebook is blurring the line between personal and professional spheres. This can be dangerous if you don’t restrict what is posted onto your profile.
Twitter now has more than half a billion users. Much like Facebook, it can be used to establish your authority by engaging in online discussions relating to your business sector and build a strong professional network.
While Google+ has been rather slow in the uptake it is still a valuable social media platform for job candidates and shares the networking strengths of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Your Google+ page can also be used as an effective landing page if you don’t already have one.
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