How to use social media to land a job is a topic that never seems to lose interest among job seekers...especially those who are looking for a job doing social/digital work. The most natural starting point is LinkedIn because it's the dominant network that caters to professionals and job seekers. But, you're doing a disservice to yourself if you just focus on LinkedIn. Companies are everywhere online, from blogs, to Instagram to Vine.
Since companies are using social media for business purposes, that means they're also using those channels to find and vet job candidates. If you think for one second companies aren't using social media to scope you out before an interview, you're dead wrong! The first thing I do when I'm interested in a job seeker is to research his/her digital footprint. Recruiters/HR reps from a variety of companies and industries are doing the same thing - not just those hiring for social media roles.Continue Reading