Long gone are the job-hunting days when looking for a job meant simply contacting your local recruitment agency or applying directly to the companies you want to work for. Yes you can still do that but there are so many avenues to keep track of the latest jobs and get yourself in front of the right people that it can be hard to know where to look first, finding a job can be a job in itself!
There are so many ways that you can make this easier; setting up alerts, following the right handles and making your profiles bring the dream job to you! We will be looking at how to use social media channels in your job hunting, starting with Twitter:
How to find a job on Twitter:
Lets first start with why? You may already use the microblogging site to share views, follow your favourite influencers or just keep up with the latest news. As one of the top 10 social media sites worldwide with 330m active monthly users and 1.3bn accounts, including all the big brands and recruitment agencies there is no better place for up to date information from the companies you are interested in working for.
With 500m tweets posted daily filtering through to find the ones you want can be a mammoth task. While Tweeting on the go via your mobile phone is the norm, when using the platform in your job search start by logging on from your desktop. Not the done thing we know but trust us this will make it a lot easier for you.
- Set up your account follows If you know what local companies you want to work with make sure you are following them to receive not just their jobs posts in your feed, but also find out about them as an organisation. That way you can be sure they are the right match for you, and already be prepared should you land an interview with them. Many companies use recruitment agencies to manage the employment process for them. Find out which agencies you think will work best with you, perhaps register with them and then follow their account. All Bucks and Berks jobs are posted on @bucksberksjobs we only post jobs here so you don’t get inundated with our interview tips and latest news if you don’t want that, if you do follow @bucksberksnews too!
- Set up your searches *Read to the end for the real time saving on this one* Type the following in to the search box in the top right hand corner (Job OR jobs OR career OR careers) (“Job title” OR job category) location The first bracket can be standard as that is essentially what you want your search to be in general. Then you get more specific with the job title or tiles you are looking for and any job categories or seniority levels that will help refine your search. Followed by location, an important factor for many candidates we talk to wanting to reduce their commute, whether that is through remote working, working from home, flexible workplaces or local offices. Here is an example of what a ‘digital marketing executive’ in High Wycombe job search: (Job OR jobs OR career OR careers) (“digital marketing” OR marketing OR brand) (executive OR senior OR manager) (Maidenhead OR Marlow OR High Wycombe OR Slough OR Reading) By breaking the search terms up into synonyms of the job role you are looking for helps capture roles that have varied titles but a suitable job spec. Also add in all the locations or peripheral locations that you can travel to. Click between top and latest tweets so that you see the most recent not just the top trending posts.
*Now for the time saving bit*
Once you have added a search click the three dots to the right of the search bar and click save search. Do this with as many search terms as you need, you can also save # searches. Next time you go to search you can simply click in the search box and at the bottom of the dropdown will be your saved searches, just click and go!
It couldn’t be easier, let the saved searches and follows do the work for you, we are here to help you save time and take the stress out of job hunting! Upload your CV and let us help you in your search.