Technology & Data
- Big Data
- Tech & Innovation
How to Get Your Sales and Marketing Teams to Work in HarmonyContent Marketing for Midsized Companies: Whom to Target, What to CreateAtri Chatterjee of Act-On Software on the New Generation of MarketersMarketing Automation: What It Is and Why You Need to Know
- Social Tools
Join us September 15th in Atlanta for The Employee Advocacy Summit and learn how to unleash the power of your employees.
Post your event here and we'll share it with our community. If one of our members is featured, we'll promote as well on their profile.
- Marketplace & Webinars
The SMT Marketplace
Your resource for exclusive content and insights from Social Media Today, and opportunities to reach our community of professionals.
The Social Business Book Club brings you books, discussions, and insights from today's to business thought leaders.
Join interactive talks and and panel discussions with leading thinkers and practitioners on social media and networked business, or browse the catalogue of recorded sessions - all completely free.
Reach Social Media Today's community of marketing and communications professionals in an editor-approved context with a native advertising package.
Blogging for Job Seekers: Tips for Using Social Media to Secure Employment
Posted on October 15th 2010
For anyone who’s out of work or considering the possibility of a future job search — and let’s face it, that’s most of us — social media platforms offer relatively easy-to-use tools for demonstrating expertise and professionalism to potential employers or clients.
Here are five tips for using social media to help secure employment:
- Set up a blog at WordPress.com. WordPress and social media information sources like Mashable and Social Media Today offer instructions for how to set up a blog that looks professional and how to use it to develop your online presence.
- Write blog posts about what you know. Show potential employers the value you can add to their organizations.
- Tweet about it. Set up a Twitter account for your professional profile and tweet links to your blog posts to get the word out about what you do.
- Share your posts on LinkedIn and Facebook. As with Twitter, create professional profiles and offer advice and useful information to your online contacts and friends.
- Research. Online resources like Monster+HotJobs offer great advice on how to present yourself to the world using every tool available to you.
If you already have a blog and Twitter and Facebook accounts for personal use, consider keeping those private and developing a public, professional presence you show to the world. Remember that every time you use social media to communicate, you’re developing your personal brand. Think about how you want potential employers and clients to perceive you before you post.