Social Media and Your Career
What has Facebook got to do with your career? The answer is – a lot more than you might expect. Employers are increasingly using social media to check out candidates before offering them a job, and some are even actively using social networks to find new employees. So, in a competitive jobs market, you really need to make sure that you are selling yourself effectively online.
In reality it covers more than just Facebook; there are a range of sites which come under the social media umbrella.
Social media can be used to:
- make useful contacts
- market yourself positively and professionally
- search for organisations / employers
- follow recruiters to keep up-to-date on their opportunities
- find jobs not advertised elsewhere
Download the Careers Service briefing for some tips on how to make sure that what you do online has a positive impact on your future career.