Social Media: A Good Place to Find a Job
In the world’s ever growing devotion to social media, we are now turning to it for jobs. A recent study on an indianexpress.com article shows that 1 in 5 job seekers are turning to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The fact that recruiters are more aggressively using these social media sites would support these facts.
This means there are a great deal more people on the web that are conscious of how they project themselves online. Since it’s evident that there is a growing presence of recruiters on social media, it should be even more evident that people will choose to portray themselves quite differently on these sites. Another statistic from the indianexpress.com article shows that 27% of people chose to do some clever and professional modifications to their Facebook pages to be more “recruiter friendly.”
There are also companies that are quite effectively taking advantage of the cost cutting that using social media allows them. The same way these companies are connecting to their clients, they may also find their next CEO.
While this can be very convenient and easy to find jobs, I can see how some would find it unsettling that a potential employer could possibly see more of one’s personal side via their FB status updates and their tweets.
The recommendation is that one should conduct themselves on their social media sites in the same manner they would in person. Yes, there are those who resort to loud, obnoxious and often rambunctious behavior in person and on Facebook… Naturally they would not be a recruiter’s first choice unless of course they were hunting for someone to join the pro-wrestling federation.
This is very fascinating; I still feel that the good old-fashioned resume and an e-mail, maybe even a few dozen phone calls before and after that interview to show enthusiasm is still my preferred method of job hunting. However, I definitely wouldn’t stop recruiters from beating a path to my Facebook front door.