When it comes to successful job hunting, it’s an understatement to say that the game has changed. Job seekers should be aware of the following key changes in order to make the most of employment opportunities:
Your LinkedIn Profile is As Important as a Resume
The point here is that the Internet and online networking is here to stay, so an “online resume” is crucial to connecting effectively with recruiters and HR managers. LinkedIn is the most popular social media platform for professionals, so having an appealing LinkedIn page is now in many cases as essential as having a solid resume. Also, due to the high volume of material to sift through, conciseness and brevity are prized in the online recruiting world. No need to be too wordy in any online posting – instead, shoot for direct, punchy, impactful and accurate.
Social Media Matters
Beyond just LinkedIn, a person’s entire social media presence is often taken into consideration by employers, recruiters and hiring managers. Applicants should be aware that every post and picture could potentially be viewed by someone who might hire them, even on personal Facebook, Twitter or YouTube accounts. Your social media postings and general Internet presence could heavily influence whether or not you get the job.
Likes and Endorsements
Being “liked” on Facebook, “followed” on Twitter and “endorsed” in LinkedIn is today’s online equivalent of “it’s who you know.” Referrals have always been crucial to success in business, and it’s no different in the online world – although the form has changed. Seek out endorsements from those who can vouch for your work and reputation, and you’ll increase the odds of landing an excellent job.
The job hunting game has changed dramatically. However, with awareness of the best approaches and tactics for the digital world, anyone can succeed and find ideal employment.