5 Social Media tips to help you find a job in Adelaide

Finding a job in Adelaide is hard enough and with Recruiters using all the tricks in the book to find out why they shouldn’t hire you, not the other way around.  One method is using Social Media to look at your candidates, in both written forms and visual.

Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and a handful of others offer recruiters a tremendous opportunity to find out both the candidates – many of whom would never be found through traditional sources before.

1. An Unprofessional Photo.

In the era of selfies, there’s no reason anyone needs to have a cropped party photo on their professional social media profile. You don’t have to shell out big bucks for a professional studio shot. Just make sure that the most visited link about you online doesn’t involve a beer can or visibly drunk friends in the frame.  Update your public profile photos, make sure your publicly available resume items are up-to-date and delete any embarrassing old photos or Tweets. All of this can be done in a few hours.

2. LinkedIn

As the go-to network for both job seekers and hiring managers, your top priority should be making your LinkedIn profile work for you.  Keep your profile up-to-date because many hiring managers use LinkedIn to find applicants – sometimes before they even post a job opening.

Angela Copeland, career coach at Copeland Coaching, said LinkedIn is a great resource for interviews.

“If you’re interested in a particular job, try to locate and reach out to the hiring manager via LinkedIn,” she said. “If you have an interview already scheduled, you can use LinkedIn to learn more about the people who will interview you.”

3. Facebook

Before you start using Facebook to your advantage, you need to make sure it’s not damaging your image. Be sure to delete or untag yourself from any questionable posts or pictures. Once your page is scrubbed clean, you should ensure you’re only posting appropriate content.

While it’s important to use privacy settings for personal information, you should keep some information public such as your employment information, location and professional skills. You should be searchable to hiring managers.It’s always a good idea to engage with industry leaders and portray yourself as a thought leader on all social media platforms. A great way to achieve this on Facebook is by commenting and contributing to industry-specific Facebook groups.

You can also search Facebook for jobs in Facebook’s search bar and then you can drill down into specific locations as well.

4. Clean up your feeds

Before you start hunting for jobs, you need to do some serious housekeeping on your own social media feeds — these are the pages potential employers are going to be looking at, especially if you’re applying through one of these platforms. Late-night arguments with celebrities and a digital trail of debauchery probably aren’t going to go down too well.

5. Twitter Search Tips

On Twitter you’re going to find far more feeds dedicated to advertising jobs than you will on Facebook, whether that’s for your home town or the City you live in Adelaide for example. Put “jobs” into the Twitter search box at the top of your timeline, hit Enter, then switch to the People tab – Twitter should make some good suggestions about job-related accounts you can follow based on the accounts you’re already connected to.

Also when you search “jobs” in the twitter search box you can then filter the results to be filtered to be near you on location as opposed to Anywhere.

Hunt down Twitter feeds for jobs at organisations or in areas where you want to work, and your timeline will soon fill up with positions of interest. If you don’t want your main Twitter feed affected, add these job accounts to a dedicated list by clicking the three dots next to the Follow button and choosing Add or remove from lists. You can then load up your jobs list from your profile page whenever you want to check the latest postings.

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