Social media has now played a major role for job seekers.
For some fresh graduates, LinkedIn is one of the best tools for job searching. A LinkedIn account is basically your resume which you can send out to your employers.
But aside from LinkedIn, other social media tools can be used as well, including Twitter or Facebook. Future employers can look at the photos you post on your Facebook and the tweets on your Twitter profile, so job hunters should make sure these profiles work to their advantage.
Having a good Facebook or Twitter profile can mean having avenues where your talents are promoted and shows that you have good market value.
Employers now use social media to know their employees better by looking at their digital footprints online. (Image: Socialmediamx (CC) via Flickr)
Paul Ten Haken, President of Click Rain, is looking for online profiles on a daily basis. He understands that the internet has made it very easy for employers to measure the “true character or skill set of employees.” He refers to the digital footprints left behind by potential employees that are hard to maneuver.
Right now, Ten Haken says, some employers are now going to Facebook first to search for candidates, or go to Google where digital footprints of a particular person will tell more about the person than a resume.
Job seekers will do well if they make their digital footprints more professional. As such, it’s very important now to moderate your social networking sites. Try looking up your name on Google, and see if the results you find are good. If not, then fix them. Create Pinterest, Google Plus and Facebook accounts and make them work for you as a potential employee.