The way that we search for new career opportunities has changed dramatically over the past ten years with the advent of social media. Now, you can find a job on Facebook, LinkedIn or any social media platform you choose whilst checking in with friends and browsing through your news feed during your lunch break.
Employers are now more aware than ever that Facebook can be an excellent tool for filling vacancies and so use the platform to promote their latest jobs and engage with jobseekers like you.
But before you start looking for your next career move using social media, take a look at our top tips on how to find a job on Facebook to increase your chances of landing your dream job.
Spring clean your profile
Before you do anything else, you’ll need to take a fresh look at your own Facebook profile and consider what kind of impression it gives out to potential employers. Although Facebook is predominantly used as a social site for friends and acquaintances, if you’re thinking of using it to find a job you might want to remove and bikini pics from your summer holidays and make sure that your profile photo is something you wouldn’t mind employers seeing.
Same thing goes for recent posts you might have made, if you wouldn’t want a potential new boss to see it then remove it before you start to find a job on Facebook.
Connect with local employers
Once you’ve given your profile the once over, it’s time to think about any local employers that you’d be interested in working for. Most companies will post details of their latest vacancies on their Facebook page so track them down and like their page to make sure you get the details of new job opportunities straight to your news feed as so as they’re published.
Think about third parties
A lot of companies choose to work with third party recruitment agencies to help them fill vacancies, so it’s a good idea to connect with these companies on Facebook. Any good recruitment agency will be continually updating their Facebook page with vacancies as soon as they come in, so find out who the most reputable and experienced recruitment agencies are in your area and connect with them.
This way, you’ll get access to vacancies from employers who prefer to let a third party handle their recruitment and who may not otherwise publicize job opportunities themselves.
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