For quite some time, social media has been a major force in the daily life of the 21st Century job seeker. But which networks are the most productive? What should a job seeker do on each to get the biggest bang for their digital buck?
Here are specific tips to help you harness the power of each of the 4 major social media platforms… and get your dream job:
As you develop one-on-one relationships, make sure you ask your recommendations from your links, especially those you have work for and worked with; the more you have, the stronger your appeal to potential employers. Make sure you return the favor: be active in recommending and endorsing those you connect with, even without being asked. More often then not, they will return the favor.
Finally, join and contribute to LinkedIn Groups, which are a flurry of networking activity and a great place to share and discuss content relevant to your career choice.
Be bold, yet professional and polite, about your ambitions. And be sure not to try and ‘friend’ people in your industry you don’t know. Instead, subscribe to their feeds to keep ahead in what’s happening with them and look for pointers on what you need to be doing. Comment occasionally to get known. Contribute to discussions. Then send the friend request.