Using social media

Using social media

You all know what social media is and how you use it individually.  Many of you/us would struggle without it and it is likely to have been a big source of information throughout your university life.

As a job seeker you need to start looking at social media differently – developing your professional online presence should be high on your to-do list to give you a big advantage in the recruitment market.   Blogging, and networking online can demonstrate that you have the desired skills and knowledge without necessarily the hands on experience.  Develop your online presence in order to:

  • Increase your employability
  • Demonstrate your passion and display your proactive nature
  • Develop important relationships
  • Get noticed by potential employers.

You need to:

Like everything, there are good ways and bad ways of going about it.

To get you started, look at LinkedIn’s tips and the presentations below.  It shows you the power that LinkedIn has, demonstrates how to make your profile look professional and gives information and advice about how to search for jobs using this massive source.

So get LinkedIn!

Using LinkedIn