Reentering the job market can be quite a challenge, even for a person that has a significant amount of working experience. The reason you struggle to find a job is that you do the same things other job-seekers do. You send out dozens of resumes online. You attend job fairs. You attend parties hoping to rub elbows with someone you believe can get you in the door of some company. Doing these things do not always help you get a job. Getting a job is about talking to the right person. The right person either knows a hiring manager or is a hiring manger. Using an outlet that allows you to socialize with friends online can better help you reach the right person. This outlet is social media.
Social media can open up a world of possibilities when it comes to landing your next job. You must know how to use it to your advantage. Here are five things you can do that will help you do this:
• Reach out to old friends on Facebook or Twitter.
• If you do not have one, set up an account with a professional networking website like Linkedin or create a social resume.
• Follow companies you are interested in working for on Facebook or Twitter.
• Post a short YouTube video explaining your line of work, qualifications, skills, and talents.
• If you have not done so, join a professional chat room.
Social media is a great tool to use for finding a job. It allows you to contact far more people than traditional job-seeking methods. There is nothing wrong with attending job fairs, networking at parties, and posting resumes on career websites. But, sometimes, doing those things is not enough. Using social media allows you to do what a job seeker just a decade ago could not do. It allows you to cover more ground. Just like it is not a good idea to put all of your money in one bank account, it is not a good idea to rely on one method to find a job. Companies use social media to their advantage. You should use it to yours.
And if you want to get an actual social media gig get the social media jobs app.