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Employability: Social Media


Your online profile is your personal advertisement to the world. You must carefully think about how you come across to a stranger looking you up online and considering whether to hire you! 

if you're freelance or an entrepreneur operating online, you might want to consider creating a separate professional profile on social media sites. This way, you can tailor your profile to potential clients without compromising on your social connections in your personal life. 

Check your privacy settings on your social media so that you are in control of how the outside world sees you.l


Current Awareness

You can use social media to find useful information on the career you want as well as get the opportunity to present yourself to the world. If you have a Twitter account, then use it to follow the company accounts you're interested in as well as use it to search for jobs.

If you want to set up your own business, then being connected to people online might provide some really useful contacts and opportunities as well as give you the opportunity to advertise your business.

It is important to keep up to date with latest developments in your field even once you've got that job. Social media can be a great way to keep yourself up to date.

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook...?

You can use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to present a professional profile, but LinkedIn is like your online CV. So think carefully about the pictures you use to present yourself, and make sure to document your work experience and skills.

You can often find your potential employers on social media like LinkedIn and it can be a great way to get to know them before your interview.