Make a great impression

With almost half the UK population now using social media, those looking for work need to be aware their online footprint could impact their chances of prospective employment. The good news is there are things you can do to ensure your online activity reflects on you positively. Here are our top 5 tips…

 

 

 

1. Build your own personal brand

What you say and do on social media is a refection of you. Information stays online for a long time so if you’re job seeking, or think you may be in the next few years, be careful not to post anything you wouldn’t want a prospective employer to see.

 

2. Update your privacy settings

Edit your Facebook privacy settings so only your friends can see your personal information and posts. Remember most people will still be able to see your profile and cover photo so think twice about which one you choose.

 

3. Spellcheck

It’s basic but spelling and grammar is really important. Prospective employers can easily see your posts on social media channels and carelessness could cost you a job offer.

 

4. Network

If applying for a specific role, Twitter and LinkedIn users should connect with industry experts, while posting and sharing relevant content. This implies you’re a good networker and you have an active interest in what’s going on in the sector.

 

5. Use keywords

To make yourself easily searchable and more visible to recruiters and headhunters, ensure your profile descriptions are key word rich.

 

 

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