Don’t let your Facebook profile stop you from getting a job! Employers are checking you out EVERYWHERE, social media included, so make sure to put your best Facebook forward.
Do a check in and make sure your account is #jobready by answering these questions!
1- Do you possess and/or showcase the qualifications you claim in your resume on your Facebook account? Start by filling out your “About” section! This is the chance to fill out the skills you possess in a summary much like the one in your resume.
2- Have you updated your work history and education? Keep things fresh and active!
3- Are you a good fit with the company’s corporate culture (you can find this info on the company’s page under their mission statement)? Your likes, shares, and posts all tell a story about your beliefs and values so think carefully before clicking away.
4- Do you have anything incriminating that would give them a reason not to hire you? Do you speak negatively about your boss and colleagues or make fun of past clients on your profile?
Looking for more tips? Check out the things to avoid on your social media accounts [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/4769ae73-8418-5d22-a281-69b328c174a6)
I received a email from Jobcase today that read - "Are employers looking at your Facebook profile, David?"
The email suggested cleaning up your social media while seeking employment. I agree and have done so myself. A personal friend that often hires new staff, told me that checking social media is one of the first things they do when looking into an applicants background.
You never know when a Facebook friend might post something that you don't particularly like, agree with or might even be off colored. I have often seen at time seen posts which show up on my page that I promptly remove. I'm sure you have as well. You don't want a hiring manager to see those.
Better than attempting to "clean up" your social media; I believe it necessary to go a bit further. Regarding Facebook; I have deactivated my account while seeking employment. In this age of "political correctness" it's impossible not to offend someone, especially someone who doesn't know you personally.
Deactivating does not close your Facebook account, rather suspends it for roughly a week. This mean of course that you will need to deactivate is regularly, but it's worth doing so for many reasons. Since some day when you are employed, you wont have someone virtually peeking in your widow to see what you are saying or doing; you wont want to start all over again. I sure don't. (posts, timeline info, photos)
Prior to deactivation, I placed a post in the Facebook noting that I would be dropping off social media for a bit and explained why. Gave it a couple of days for friends and family to read the post and then followed through with deactivating.
To Deactivate your Facebook (iPhone) a) While in Facebook and in news feeds, select "More" (at bottom right, has three horizontal lines above the word) b) Scroll down to the bottom and select "Account Settings" under Settings. c) select "Security" d) At the bottom and to the right of "Account", select "Deactivate" e) Enter your Facebook password and continue f) Under "Please let us know why you are deactivating" chose "This is temporary, I'll be back" g) at the pop up window, select "close" h) The pop up will disappear. Scroll to the bottom and select "Deactivate" i) a "Session Expired" window will appear. Select "OK" j) Close Facebook app
That's my suggestion - Cheers (and I'm not from England :-)
How to use social media to find recruiters and jobs the same way recruiters use social media to find you.
Many recruiters use Twitter, Facebook and even Instagram to find job seekers. It's called sourcing and recruiters use keywords, locations and hashtags to find job seekers on social networks. Job seekers can use the same tactics to find recruiters, connect with them and ask about specific job openings.
Here are 10 companies who are using Instagram for recruiting and hiring you can connect with, ask questions and learn what it's like to work at their company:
Here are how recruiters are using Twitter to reach job seekers. http://www.blogging4jobs.com/social-media/twitter-recruiting-optimizing-tweets/
Keep your profiles clean, work appropriate and start connecting directly with hiring managers.
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Just thought I would send along this news, since many of the people on this site are working so hard to find their new path.
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Employers are using social media more and more as a way of sorting through a list of potential employees. I have heard of several cases where the interviewee was dropped for consideration due to publically available comments on social media. Has anyone else heard of such cases?
I've changed careers after 30 years! In 2017 I received my BS in Internet Marketing and in 2018 I received my MS in Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship, graduating with a 3.96 and the class Salutatorian. I haven't found employment so I keep thinking it's my age? Who hiring 60-year-olds with education? #socialmedia #SMmanager #SEO #InternetMarketing #digitalmarketer #LeadGenerator #MessengerMarketing #WebsiteOptimizer
I worked at my job for 9 years never been wrote up never called off or never been late but I got terminated for commenting on somebody Facebook post bec two of my coworkers was into but I’m friends with both of them I feel that’s not fair they could have wrote me up or maybe put me on probation or something esp by me being loyal to my job after all these years they say social media is part of there code of conduct
A coworker and I have a pretty decent relationship, so I accepted his friend request on Facebook. Big mistake - he likes all my posts, comments on every status, and even argued with my uncle over his political views. He needs to calm it down, but what do I say without making things awkward at work?