How Does Social Media Impact Your Career and Job Hunting
With the aid of social media, you may now search for jobs online with just a few mouse clicks and submit your resume online to companies especially those who are on the look out for applications and employees to fill out their digital marketing and social media roles.
Having an established or at least decent presence online will affect how you land or lose a job. Whether you like it or not, at least 93% of recruiters still rely on LinkedIn to find the suitable candidate for the roles that they’re trying get filled. You may want to refer to my previous article on how to find a social media job through, well, social media.
It really shocks me when friends approach me and ask as to how they could get a digital marketing job. My first question would be, “Do you have a LinkedIn account?“. Most people would respond they haven’t updated it in the past 6 months while some responses simply confirm my horror: They don’t have a Linkedin account.
If you’re seriously looking for social media job, it’s definitely one of the top places that you need to position yourself. One of the first few things that come up in the search results when someone Googles your name is your LinkedIn profile and it would help your career or job hunting if you have an updated one.
When I was in the Philippines, I was getting at least 20 emails and job offers via LinkedIn. I don’t know exactly how the recruiters and head hunters land into my LinkedIn profile but some of them even come to the extent of sending me SMS or giving me a call for a job interview.
One even got the point of copying almost everything written on my LinkedIn profile. Well, I understand about blog posts being plagiarized but a LinkedIn profile..really?!
What I’m trying to say is that you need to position yourself to be found via LinkedIn so you won’t have to going in and about, running like headless chicken trying to find a job when you could simply turn yourself into a magnet to recruiters by establishing a great portfolio online.