Network for Success: Using Social Media to Net Your Dream Job
While social media sites such as Snapchat and Instagram are best known for their individual engagement, LinkedIn, Facebook and even YouTube and Twitter offer a wealth of opportunities for the intrepid job seeker. Marketers have long practiced the art of self-promotion, but did you know that you can find all types of lucrative positions on social media by putting your best foot forward — digitally? Here’s some hot tips for job hunters who are ready to network for success and work with an employment agency to land that dream job!
One of the best ways to get started is to find out which organizations are in your area (and might be hiring!), and you can do that on LinkedIn. Follow news stories about new companies who may be coming to the area, stalk Twitter feeds for clues and add their Facebook page to your following list. Many organizations post opportunities on social media just for this reason — because they know potential job seekers are out there looking.
Reach out to friends or family members on social media who may be working for an organization that you’re interested in. See if they love the company, if they can provide you a referral or a “good word” once you get in the door for an interview. Check out GlassDoor.com to see salary ranges for the position that you’re interested in and any interview tips that you can find for your target company. Very often, someone who has a friend or an acquaintance at the hiring company has an edge over others, and sometimes a small edge is all you need! This is also a great time to reach out to others and let them know that you’re in the hunt for a position.
Creating a short, 30-second written and oral speech that tells what you’re looking for and why you’re ideal for the position is a great exercise. This is something that you can share in a few sentences with social media contacts, and also with people that you meet over the phone or in person. This can also help when you’re working with a Delaware employment agency — the team will appreciate that you took the time to define your goals and needs in a clear and concise way.
Whether you’re looking for a long-term opportunity, or a temporary position to get you through a tough time, social media can help you network your way to success and net the job of your dreams! The job market in the New Castle and Wilmington area is incredibly competitive, so showing that you’re a strong part of the digital age and fully understand how to use new media to communicate is a valuable part of your presentation as a successful job seeker. Want to learn more? Contact Placers today at 302-709-0973, and our helpful and friendly professionals will work with you to make your dream job a reality!