As an experienced recruiter Andy Headworth has seen big changes in the employment world in the last few years. Online profiles and applications are now often the only way that job-seekers can reach the agencies and employers that are advertising vacancies.
Deeana is a recent journalism graduate who is finding it hard to break into the job market and keen to get any tips she can from Andy.
Social media can be searched using what are known as ‘keywords’. These are the specific terms that relate to a subject – so for example, if you were searching for job in journalism you might be looking at words such as, writer, editor, reporter, sub-editor, copy-writer or social media.
For a jobseeker such as Deeana it’s vital that she uses words which will lead the right recruitment agents and employers to her. These can relate to her journalistic skills as well as her specialist areas of knowledge such as the construction industry.
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