Role Of Social Media In Job Search

Posted by Admin on December, 23, 2015

We live in a day and age when social media is at its absolute peak. Think Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, and professional networking sites like LinkedIn. These are controlling every aspect of our lives, personal and professional. When used at their optimum, they are proving to be extremely helpful tools when it comes to job search. In fact, reports suggest that 93% of recruiters go through an applicant’s social media profile before hiring them.


People use LinkedIn to do everything from contacting hiring managers to posting job. LinkedIn continues to be the most popular social media tool for job search and hiring. Recruiters are also regularly looking at social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to get to know more about the applicants’ career history. They are also known to monitor the social media behavior of candidates before finalizing the recruitment. Studies suggest that investment on social recruiting is going to increase in the coming years.

Job seekers need to be careful about what they post on social media. 1 out of every 3 candidates is known to get rejected based on posts on their social media profile. So, clear all the digital dirt off your social media profiles. Make sure your profile does not have any spelling or grammatical mistakes. Review your social media profiles and see if there is anything that you do not want your potential employers to see or can have a negative impact on your hiring. Make the best use of social media and get one step closer to getting your dream job.



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