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Using Social Media to your advantage, not your downfall

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Is your social media account open for the world to see? Have you checked your privacy?

Nowadays, with easy access to the internet and social media, employers are using a new tactic, one that lets them see you before you turn up on the door step, social media!

So here is our list of things not to do and change on your social media accounts to make you more employable and less disposable.

For more information about our recruitment, education and training services please call: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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Using Social Media to your advantage, not your downfall

  1. 1. Using Social Media to your advantage, not for your downfall!
  2. 2. Is your social media account open for the world to see? Have you checked your privacy? Nowadays, with easy access to the internet and social media, employers are using a new tactic, one that lets them see you before you turn up on the door step, social media! So here is our list of things not to do and change on your social media accounts to make you more employable and less disposable.
  3. 3. #1 Don’t swear Bad language never looks good. You wouldn’t include it on your CV so don’t put it on your social media. #2 Don’t rant Most companies now have social media policies which set out what is not acceptable to share when working for their business however if you are already slating people or companies openly on your social media it will sound alarm bells for business integrity.
  4. 4. #3 Limit what you share There are something’s that need to be kept private. No-one needs to know the private details of your life especially your potential boss. #4 Be careful who you follow Following radical or offensive groups may cause potential employers to discriminate against you thinking that you hold these views personally.
  5. 5. #5 Don’t ALWAYS be online Always being online shows several things: 1. That you are potentially a stalker … never a good thing!… 2. You are using it while you are meant to be working 3. You aren’t being that proactive about your job search. #6 Check your pictures We all have pictures that we wouldn’t want our mum let alone as our bosses so, if it is inappropriate either hide it from public view or delete it.
  6. 6. #7 Give yourself a memorable but appropriate username Stay away from using swear words or offence language in your username. Either keep it simply to your name (so that you are easy to find) or make sure that it is appropriate. #8 Use social media to your advantage Make a number of accounts across different social platforms so that you can network with people, share things about your life that build up your profile and create/share great content.
  7. 7. #9 Think about having a blog/micro-blog This is something that people can link to find out more about your likes, dislikes, things you do, what’s important to you, what inspires you etc. #10 Tell people about it If you have a great blog, professional LinkedIn account or your work is displayed online somewhere let people know about it. Share content across social media sites and reference the link in your CV/E-mail. This also makes sure that if a company search for you online they wont come up with the wrong person.
  8. 8. For more information about how we can help people/you into employment, further education and training please: Call: 0121 707 0550 E-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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