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Job hunting in the digital age

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We all love a bit of social networking - and so do recruiters, it would seem; because social media is now pretty big business when it comes to recruitment. Some people are even receiving job offers …

We all love a bit of social networking - and so do recruiters, it would seem; because social media is now pretty big business when it comes to recruitment. Some people are even receiving job offers online - and if you want to be one of them, you need to get up to speed. And fast. Because social media never sleeps; or is that money?


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  • 1. Your guide to:Job hunting in thedigital age We all love a bit of social networking - and so do recruiters, it would seem; because social media is now pretty big business when it comes to recruitment. Some people are even receiving job offers online - and if you want to be one of them, you need to get up to speed. And fast. Because social media never sleeps; or is that money? Your CV is a fantastic tool when you’re looking for a new job, but it can be a tad one-dimensional. That’s what makes your professional profile on LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Facebook so great - you get the chance to rub digital shoulders with the sort of wonderfully interesting people you’d love to work with. So sneak a peek at our guide on job hunting in the digital age for some top tips on getting your name out there, but don’t come crying to us* when you have more job offers than you know what to do with. *you can really. We’ll help.Online profiles Search smart Connect your profilesGen Y-ers are born profile builders Social media sites can’t be treated as If you have more than one social(they’re just so tech-savvy and self- job boards - savour their specialness, media profile, give yourself even moreaware), but anyone can learn to use and instead of searching for vacancies, exposure by connecting the dots andtheir ‘personal brand’ to publicise have a look at the companies you’d navigating people to each one. Includehow great they are. Come on, don’t love to work for. Follow what they’re the URL to your Linkedin account onbe modest, you know you are. Your up to via Twitter, Facebook and Facebook and Twitter (and visa versa);profile on any social media site, if Linkedin, and try to make some and if you have an online portfolio,used to its full potential, is like a insightful and positive comments to website, or CV, include a link to thatdigital CV - publicising skills, awards, get yourself noticed. Just don’t overdo on all of your accounts too.groups, organisations, hobbies, and it and reply to every comment theyeven references. And the best part? post - they might think you haveYou can craftily mould them to suit nothing better to do, or are just aany image you want to portray. teeny bit obsessed with their brilliance.Follow us on:www.office-angels.com
  • 2. Comment on blog posts Think outside the box Link up with LinkedInIf there’s a company you admire or With so many people jumping on the If you’re interested in working for awould like to work for, or a blog you social media bandwagon (and rightly specific company, following them onread that makes you laugh or provides so), catching people’s attention is LinkedIn is one of the best ways toyou with buckets of useful information, no mean feat - so you need to get learn more about what they’re uplet them know. Blogs are usually creative. A great way to do this is to. You can also see who else workscreated with a lot of love, so any by creating videos instead of CVs; for them and even add them to yourpositive feedback will be appreciated uploading them to Facebook and network - but be sure to personaliseand well received. Make useful YouTube to get your name out there any invites. Let them know that you’recomments and strike up a conversation in an innovative way. You could even interested in their company and what- they may even end up following you; develop a professional site of your they do, and ask for some advice -or even better, offering you a great own to showcase your work. they may admire your initiative.opportunity.Build your rep withrecommendationsOne of the best things aboutLinkedIn is that it allows you to askfor endorsements from the peopleyou’ve worked with, which are thendisplayed on your profile as a shiningbeacon of how great you are at yourjob. Some jobs are even filled throughrecommendations alone, as the goodword of a former boss, professor, orcolleague makes it easier to trust you.If you’ve done a good job for someonein the past, ask them to recommendyou - but remember to ask really nicely.And if you need any help in craftingyour digital profile, just shout. Afterall, we know a thing or two aboutshowcasing you at your very best. Visit our website:: Download our app: Check out our other guides: office-angels.com office-angels.com/appFollow us on:www.office-angels.com