4 Ways Job Seekers Are Using Social Media for Real Results
Maybe you’re looking for a job, or you want a career change. Perhaps you’re just trying to improve your lot in life. Whatever the case, social media can help you.
“Yeah, tell me something I don’t know.”
Okay, here’s how to use it.
Fortune favors the bold, so be bold. Put yourself out there, talk to strangers and be memorable.
You can converse with important people from the comfort of your own home. Once you get past the fear of talking to people you don’t know then friends of friends become powerful tools in your job hunt. If you’re interesting and not too obviously trying to impress them then they can become your first-order friends. Now you have new friends of friends to hit up. It takes courage, but so do a lot of cool jobs.
Suit the application to the position.
You want to stand out. You want to be remembered. So break from the norm in your application. I can’t give you specific advice on this for the obvious reason that if more than one person uses the same method then they won’t work. So come up with four cool, innovative ways to apply for you dream job. Then don’t use any of those because someone already has. Figure out another one and do that. Make sure that what you’re planning is suited to the position and the company you have in mind, but for your dream job it probably is.
Court Lady Luck
Don’t worry about how this or that person can help you. Just be cool to people and build all the bridges you can manage. A lot of social media success comes from the “chance tweet” so the more you tweet the more chances you get. It doesn’t cost much to roll the dice so keep going.
Bait the Trap
You can find companies and interviewers on Google and see what sites they use. Then find out about them. The personalities of people you hope to work with or impress. If you’re feeling really devious then learn what you’re interviewer is interested in. Then use the sites that you know she is on to highlight the things you have in common. When she looks to see if you’re going to be an embarrassment to the company she’ll find you share her love of Thunder Cats, or whatever. Just don’t make something up, you’ll be dead in the water if you get caught and a true aficionado WILL catch you.