Many of us do not really like Social Media but it is now dominant in many spheres of life, including recruitment and job seeking. The majority of recruiters and employers now circulate job vacancies through social media. Therefore, we should now also be paying attention to social media if you want to increase your chances of finding the best available job. The focus of this article is Twitter and Facebook, however LinkedIn is also very important.
Facebook is a more private form of social media, as it has numerous controls to protect the individual. This means that the public may not be able to see your profile. Nevertheless, pay careful attention to the persona that you present on Facebook. Hiring managers and recruiters will often look up candidates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to try and get some background on the individuals.
Twitter is searchable and has limited privacy, your Twitter profile is likely to always have some visibility. It is a great place for employers and recruiters to cheaply advertise job vacancies and reach out to keen and proactive candidates. Therefore, here you can make yourself visible to anyone that is headhunting on Twitter and also be the first to see job postings, as you see the advert in real time.
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