Yes, your social media profiles matter when you’re looking for a job.
If you’re wondering what the connection is between your profiles and landing a great job, keep reading and review the infographic below.
In today’s digital age, we take to the web when we want to learn about something or someone. The first thing we do, is google it. If we want to check out a restaurant and we’re not sure if the food is worthy of our money, we check the reviews on Yelp and Facebook. And it’s the same when hiring a person.
Employers will look you up on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and wherever else they can find you, to see if you’re credible and professional. They’re not doing this to judge you, but to see if you’re a good fit for their company and culture. And while not all employers do this, many HR executives and CEOs do.
Think about it like this – hiring someone isn’t just about getting a new employee, it’s about adding a new person to your team and company culture. You want a good fit. It’s like inviting people into your home, your most valued place on earth, you wouldn’t want to invite people who will destroy it, would you?
During your job search, ensure your social media profiles are professional and branded in a way that represents you well to potential employers. Your profiles are your personal brand. But don’t be phony. Employers are people. They appreciate honesty and genuineness. They will also know the difference when they meet you.
For more helpful information on this, Matt Sweetwood, CEO of beBee shared 13 social media tips you need to follow to get the job you want.
Happy job hunting!
Get the Job You Want with These Social Media Tips
It is extremely important that you take the time to ensure that your social media profiles look clean, professional and branded in a way that helps potential employers to know more about you and what you value. What they see on your profiles will help them to decide if you are a good fit for their company, regardless of your skills and experience.
Have you ever received feedback about your social media profiles after an interview? If you do the hiring, what do you look for in a potential employee on their social media profiles? Let me know in the comments below.