1/8: Social Media Intro for Individuals
One of the best ways to get an interview, and a job offer, is to network with people in your career field or pathway. Look for in-person and online networking opportunities.
2/8: Benefits to Social Media and the Job Search
If you're a job seeker actively in job search mode, social media can help you in many different ways.
First, understand that when seeking a job, you are marketing your skills. Read about some of the basic benefits to marketing with social media.
3/8: Branding Yourself on Social Media
When you are looking for a job, you are marketing your skills and abilities. Because of this, it can be helpful to create a personal brand. Read about what to include when creating a brand for yourself.
4/8: Establishing Your Presence on Social Media
When you are looking for a job, you are marketing your skills and abilities, just like a business promotes their goods or services. Businesses choose their platforms based on what they're selling. For example, a restaurant or dry cleaner may use platforms like Facebook and Yelp. On the other hand, a manufacturer may use LinkedIn because that is where their audience is.
5/8: Sharing Online
Just like a business, you need to be visible for people to notice you. If you have a profile where nothing happens most of the time, you might as well not have it. Google uses bots called web crawlers to find new content on websites 24/7. If they hit your site and find nothing new, they take longer to return to your site. These bots work similarly in many of the social media platforms. So, if you do nothing, you get nothing.
6/8: Oversharing and Social Media
Oversharing is when people share too much personal information to the public or a stranger. It can happen both on and offline. However, it is a big problem on social media sites, which make "putting yourself online" easy.
7/8: Social Media and Networking for Job Seekers
Networking is the first step of building a relationship with a person you're interested in working for. There are both realistic and unrealistic goals. You cannot expect every person you give your resume or business card to hire you. You must get to know the person. They need to understand how you will be able to solve their problem. This simply can't be done with a piece of paper.
8/8: Online Safety Tips for Job Seekers
As long as people have been around, scams have been around. While the internet and new technology has been a good thing for the world, it's never been easier to scam others. 21st-century con artists have a wide variety of tools they can use to pull off their crimes without ever leaving their house.
Fortunately, scams are easy to avoid if you know what to look for. Read on for some tips about how to stay safe when it comes to the job hunt.