Today's world is so technology-driven and fast-paced that it comes as no surprise that social media platforms have become multi-functional. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook were once simply a method to connect with family and friends around the world. Now these social media platforms, along with many others, have become key players in the job search process today.
So what's all the fuss? Why are more and more candidates becoming more active, and professional, across all of their social media sites? Like it or not, social media plays a big part in the hiring process for employers.
Employers Can Get a Glimpse of Who You Are
LinkedIn is one thing, but do hiring managers search and look up a candidate's Facebook profile? The answer is yes. While Facebook may not seem like the go-to for hiring managers because the platform is more informal and personal, Facebook is actually a great way for employers to get to see the true you. They will get a glimpse into who you are outside of your resume, cover letter, and references. For example, they will see what you like to do outside of work, if you enjoy hanging out with family and friends or spend time alone, and your hobbies. Even if your Facebook profile is set to private, the public can still see certain parts of your profile.
Create a Brand for Yourself
No matter what social media sites you decide to partake in, all are great platforms to promote yourself to employers, and to sell your brand. In particular, LinkedIn is a great platform to use. LinkedIn is basically a digital version of your resume.
Showcase Your Skills in Using Technology
Are you looking for a career in the technology industry, or social media? An employer may think twice about hiring you if you don't use social media. After all, hiring managers want to hire the best of the best. How can you be the best if you don't actively use technology and social media? Social media can become a great resource in this sense.
Bottom line is to keep being social! Need more job searching tips? Contact Liberty Staffing Services today.