How to get job-ready on social media
You’ve got your resume and cover letter ready to go, you’re scouting careers sites for your dream job and you’re feeling organised.
But have you thought about your social media profiles?
Up to 96 per cent of recruiters use social media to some extent in the recruitment process.
Recruiters may look at your social profiles after seeing your resume or portfolio - so make sure it’s ready for them.
We asked some of our recruiters how candidates could get their social media accounts job-ready.
Sourcing market specialist Joan, recently crowned one of Australia’s top social talent recruiters, said a complete LinkedIn profile would make you stand out.
“Highlight your key skills and experience, and more importantly, the accomplishments you had in the role,” she said. “When highlighting key skills, think about what positions you are aiming for, and ensure you have some relevant keywords in your profile so that a recruiter can find your profile easily.”
Graduate recruiter Lucy says it’s important not to mix up Facebook and LinkedIn – one is social, the other is professional.
“A quick Google search will typically reflect the details Facebook and LinkedIn have about you, so make sure whatever they’re saying is right and portrays you in the most positive light,” she said.
“It’s good to have friends and fun pictures in your photos, but nothing inappropriate. Keep your profiles private and remember, don’t post things you wouldn’t want a future manager to see!”
How are your profiles looking? If you are all organised for job-hunting but haven’t yet reviewed your social media accounts, now may be the time to do it.
Is your social media profile job-ready?