Social Media: Job Hunt & Networking
Presented by Hall County Work-Based Learning
Social Media & Jobs
Most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search. Studies have shown that 92% of companies are using social media for hiring—and that three out of four hiring managers will check out a candidate’s social profiles.
So how can you tap into the power of social media (and avoid the pitfalls) to make searching for jobs easier?
In your use of social media, employers can see...
- How well you communicate (your spelling, punctuation, and grammar as well as your ability to clearly communicate ideas).
- Your work history and education.
- Your industry knowledge.
- Your use of alcohol.
- Your use of illegal substances.
- Your use of profanity.
- How you spend your non-work time.
or use this shortened URL https://goo.gl/vhSMzj
2. Google Yourself. What comes up first? Is it positive and related to your achievements? Or does it show comments that a potential company would frown on? Be sure to look at the images too!
3. Partner up and evaluate another student's social media profile (pick one, ex. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Evaluate how they present themselves with images, posts, retweets, language, and content. Would they be a good candidate to be awarded a scholarship? Would you want to hire them as a new employee? Dialogue about what is inappropriate, borderline, and outstanding with your partner's social media presence.
And last but not least...
Twitter > https://twitter.com/missrogue
Instagram > http://instagram.com/missrogue
LinkedIn > http://ca.linkedin.com/in/missrogue
Google+ > https://plus.google.com/+tarahunt
Pinterest > https://www.pinterest.com/missrogue/