Using Social Networks in Order to Change Career
Which Social Network Is the Best for Finding a Job?
LinkedIn is considered to be one of the best places to look for a job. This is mainly because its basic purpose is to help employers connect with their future employees, and vice versa. On the other hand, Facebook and Twitter can help you find a job, but they are not as job-oriented as LinkedIn, owing to the fact that they are mostly used for entertainment. So, if you are looking to change your career or find one, the best place to start is LinkedIn. This is where you have to get serious, and think carefully about what you will write in your profile. The best thing to do is to present yourself for who you are, use your real name, a real photo of yourself; you should then tell your future employers about your previous working experiences; next thing on your to-do-list is to tell your employers about your goals when it comes to business, and life in general. Finally, you should start making connections, and follow people you want to create a business relationship with.
What about Twitter?
Twitter is another great place for looking for a job, and it should not be easily dismissed. Just because LinkedIn is the best place to look for a job, it does not imply that there is no second best thing when it comes to seeking employment through social networks. Twitter has a couple of tricks up its sleeve, and you should explore the site and find out what it can offer you work-wise. The good thing is that you can connect your Twitter account with your LinkedIn account, and this way you are making a big picture of yourself through putting together small pieces that are profiles on different social media sites.
You should do the same on Twitter as you did on LinkedIn – upload a photo of yourself, use your real name, declare your wishes and aspirations, and of course, follow people you want to work with. Connecting with these people might get you your dream career.
Can I Use Facebook to Find a Job?
Facebook is yet another place that can offer a lot of opportunities when it comes to looking for a job. You can follow people you want to work with, but there is another thing you can, and this is to create your business page, and present yourself in the same manner you did on Twitter and LinkedIn. You should be active on Facebook, and whenever there is a chance that can help you showcase your expertise, you should seize that opportunity. In other words, if there is a discussion that is closely related to your field of expertise, you should join it, and share useful advice that might help someone.
When it comes to different social media websites and other important sites, the best strategy is to be everywhere. This includes Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Slideshare, and so forth. The important thing is to try to create all those profiles under one name. This way your name will serve as your portfolio. You won’t have to give dozens of links to your future employers, but only your name will do the job. Just instruct your potential employers to Google your name, and all the websites that showcase your skills and experience in certain fields, will appear. This is not only time-efficient, but it can also show your employers that you are practical, and in the same manner you save them time to look at your portfolio, you stand a good chance to save them money in the future. Your work is done here, and the rest is up to your future employers to decide whether they want to work with you or not.
This guest post is written by Shelly Smith. She is a professional having experience in recruiting for both small and medium sized firms. She has written several posts on recruitment, careers, selection tips, etc and writes regularly for www.matchrelevant.com.
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