Nowadays, it is becoming harder for most people to get their dream jobs. In the United States, the unemployment rate is about 7.9 %. Moreover, research shows that some countries have up to 50 percent unemployment rate. On the other hand, the Deloitte’s Shift Index shows that 80 percent of the employed people are unhappy with their jobs. “Fortunately, social media has made job hunting easier and has helped many people get their dream jobs,” said Issa Asad, the Florida-based CEO of three companies located in South Florida, including Q Link Wireless, Quadrant Holdings, and Bond Media.
The following are 3 ways you can use social media to get your dream job.
1. Optimize Your Profiles
Putting your profile in social networking sites is a crucial step to landing into your dream job. In some cases, the employers may ask you to provide a link to your profiles. For LinkedIn, ensure that you provide a profile picture that represents you in a professional manner. Moreover, use LinkedIn to look for connections. Listing all your accomplishments and skills will compel the recruiters to consider you for a job interview. Remember to give endorsements to gain trustworthiness from the potential employers.
Twitter is another site that could land you in your dream job. However, your profile picture and tweets should reflect your professionalism and personality. Remember to provide a link on your twitter account so that people can find you quickly. For instance, you can provide a link to your LinkedIn profile.
Facebook is the most popular social site with many users. When used correctly, Facebook can give you an opportunity to get a dream job. Remember to profile a clear profile that can compel your potential employer to call you for an interview.
2. Network Appropriately
Social sites will give you an opportunity to interact with millions of people. However, it is important to network properly while using social media sites.
For LinkedIn, ensure that you connect to people but inform them of the reasons for connecting with them. Tell them that you will like to learn more about their company. You may be given a 15-minute interview to talk via chat or phone. This will offer you an opportunity to learn about the company while showcasing yourself.
For Twitter, follow the people that you are interested in their companies. Follow CEO’s, Human resources manager, marketers as well as other industry leaders. Show them that you are interested in everything they do as they might become interested in you.
For Facebook, make sure that you connect with professional colleagues rather than just connecting with friends alone. You can like companies you are interested in and engage in their content.
Utilize Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to find more information about organizations and people you will want to work with. This will help you a lot because you will learn about the company’s values and culture before attending the interview. As you can also learn about the companies from their websites, social sites provide deeper insight of the organizations, department personalities, the leaders, and company’s values and culture.
Finding your dream nowadays does no longer depend on who you know. Social media ha is the most powerful tool for connecting with people and has made job hunting easier.