Nowadays, we’re constantly hearing about how social media is a job seeker’s best friend. As it stands, many who use social media strictly for personal reasons probably do not have job search ready profiles. In order to make the most of your social media presence on the job hunt, you need to prepare your profiles. Follow these tips:
Delete Inappropriate Posts
First thing first, scour your profile for any and all inappropriate pictures and posts. If you’re planning on using social media for professional purposes, you need a professional presence. Hiring managers will instantly become disinterested if they see something suggestive or offensive on your pages.
Fill Out Your Biographies
When hiring managers look for your social media profiles, they’re trying to get a better sense of who you are, so make sure you’re ready by writing out your biographies and experiences. Your biography is a great opportunity for you to stand out as a job seeker and make a memorable impression.
Add a Professional Profile Picture
Hiring managers want to put a face to your name, so make sure you have a professional profile picture. For LinkedIn, consider a headshot from the shoulders up. Also consider using the same picture throughout all your profiles, so hiring managers aren’t confused about which profile actually belongs to you.
Check and Double Check for Errors
Whenever you post or edit something on your profiles, make sure you review for grammar, factual and other errors. To make a good, professional impression on hiring managers, you need to make sure your posts are error-free.
At the end of the day, social media is meant to be enjoyable, so remember to add in a little fun when you’re preparing your profiles for the job search!
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