Social Media 

How can social media impact your job opportunity? In today’s world, businesses are very sensitive to the impacts of social media on their business and their brand. Be aware of your own social media presence and how it may impact your job search.

What Does your Social Media Presence Say About You?

Just as you want your resume to provide a strong initial presence about your professional career, your social media should display a respectable image as well.

Prospective employers will most definitely take a few minutes to review your social media presence during the interview process. Whether it is prior to the initial interview or it’s during the final stages choosing between the top candidates, rest assured they will be taking a look to see the type of person they are potentially bringing onboard.

Before submitting your resume and job application, take a moment to review your social media:

  • Delete or Hide Inappropriate Posts
  • Refresh your Bio 
  • Upload Good Photos
  • Deactivate Old Accounts or Blogs

How LinkedIn Can Help Your Job Search

While any connection from social media platforms can help you land a job, from a professional networking perspective, getting yourself established on LinkedIn is a great way to build a professional network and develop a professional online presence.

Developing a strong, searchable profile on LinkedIn also provides prospective employers, hiring managers, and staffing recruiters an opportunity to find you. Good recruiters aren’t just sitting back waiting for applications and resumes to come in, they are combing their network looking for candidates (both passive and active) who might fit their needs.

Social Media and You

Begin reviewing and cleaning up your social media today. Rid yourself of old, and maybe not so flattering posts or images that display an out of control adolescent. Build your own brand and put on display the type of individual prospective employers (the one’s searching for you right now) are looking for.

13 02, 2020

Clean Up Your Social Media Ahead Of Your Job Search

By |2020-06-22T07:23:00-04:00February 13th, 2020|Social Media|

Did you know that 43% of employers use social media to learn more about potential candidates? If you are looking for a job, consider spending some time to polish up your digital presence regardless of how great your resume is.  It’s not that you need to change everything about who you are, but chances are [...]

9 01, 2020

LinkedIn Networking

By |2020-09-10T15:49:22-04:00January 9th, 2020|Social Media|

Ever since its launch in 2003, LinkedIn has become recruiters’ first choice to find qualified candidates across the world. If you also want to be “found” by one of these headhunters, you need to understand how exactly they use LinkedIn to look for the contenders, so you can position yourself accordingly.  How Recruiters Use LinkedIn [...]

16 05, 2019

Dealing With Negative Social Media Comments And Reviews

By |2020-09-10T06:08:02-04:00May 16th, 2019|Social Media|

The Pros and Cons of Social Media on your Business Social media is one of the most effective online tools businesses use to establish trust, engage their customers, and get their views on their products or services. Customer comments and reviews are important because it can go a long way in determining the acceptability and [...]

24 08, 2017

The Importance of Social Media in Today’s Job Market

By |2020-09-10T15:51:29-04:00August 24th, 2017|Social Media|

Is Social Media a Requirement for Organizations Today? Social media has become a necessity in today’s world. It delivers everything we want to know about pretty much anything in a split second. While some embrace it and use social media regularly, others still do not. So what role does social media play in today’s job [...]

14 02, 2017

Your Social Media Footprint and the Successful Job Change

By |2020-09-10T06:09:15-04:00February 14th, 2017|Social Media|

To Like or not to Like and How Does it Impact your Job Search? With all the social media tools available today, people have never been more empowered to make their voices heard.  Something important just happened? Share it on Facebook!  Have a novel thought or clever insight? Tweet it!  And why not? You can [...]

20 09, 2016

The Importance of Networking with LinkedIn

By |2020-09-10T15:06:45-04:00September 20th, 2016|Social Media|

Networking Starts with One Connection “You may have heard of the 6 degrees of separation or the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.  Well in order to maximize your network you need to connect and communicate with other people.  LinkedIn gives you the platform to do it. You just need to get connected.” – Kristin Kane [...]

14 04, 2016

5 Tools Everyone with a Technical Career Should be Using!

By |2020-03-28T16:35:36-04:00April 14th, 2016|Career Articles, Social Media|

Five Important Traits for the IT Professional If you have a technical career of any form, be it Information Technology, Engineering, R+D…doing, teaching, managing or supporting…here are 5 tools you should be using as much as possible! Phone: So what is THE most efficient form of point-to-point communication today? The phone, of course! In an [...]

11 03, 2016

Evolving Social Media Recruitment – Facebook Vs. LinkedIn

By |2020-02-28T04:28:28-04:00March 11th, 2016|Recruiting Process, Social Media|

Connecting Employers and Candidates through Facebook Recruiting has long been at the forefront of technological advancements. In the late 1980’s, Prodigy and AOL were already in use as recruitment tools. The advent of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) revolutionized the business. Shortly thereafter Monster – with one Super Bowl ad – created a whole new way [...]

24 08, 2015

Content Curation as a Résumé Builder

By |2020-04-01T07:28:42-04:00August 24th, 2015|Recruiting Process, Resume, Social Media|

Leverage Today's Technology to Post your Job Openings As technological advances progress at a lightning fast pace, social media platforms stay right in stride. Some are a flop, but others catch on and become immensely popular. One of the more interesting and powerful ways to brand yourself and broadcast your offer, services, status, and opinions [...]

18 06, 2015

Social Media Explosion – Get the Whole Team Involved

By |2020-03-04T03:34:19-04:00June 18th, 2015|Company Culture, Social Media|

Recruiting through Social Media Many companies under-utilize their social media presence because they only assume that it’s good for one thing – bringing in prospective clients or attracting buyers of some kind. In reality, your social effort is reflective of your business as a whole, and that includes the people that work for you day in [...]