Our Career Ally Hub contains a wealth of articles, hot tips, and videos on social media for your career discussing topics like how to manage your online footprint, how social media can aid your job hunt, and how best to use the most popular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to your advantage.
When you google yourself, what happens?
Usually one of four things: a) It's exactly as you expected and you are rather pleased with yourself; b) all the results are nothing to do with you and it appears that, in fact, you don't exist at all; c) what does come up has mistakes in it or isn't up to date; d) you want to cover your face in shame. If you’re anything but option a, take a look at The three problems with your online presence and how to fix them*.
And an oldie but a goldie, employment lawyer Philip Landau discusses why you should stop and think before mixing your personal and professional lives on social media.
In How to maximise use of social media in your job search, recruiter Josh Rufus discusses the ways in which to use social media as well as potential pitfalls.
Whilst LinkedIn is often the social media platform that first springs to mind in job seeking and recruitment, see how Tumblr can be used by job seekers, as well those in work, to further their career development in Tumblr for your career*. Or take a look at the many uses of Instagram and Pinterest, explaining how companies and professionals can benefit from using both in Instagram: one social media tool definitely worth trying* and Pinterest for your career search*.
And lastly, job ads searched, applications made successfully you may want to read Using social media to sparkle at your interview.*
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