The use of social media in your quest for a placement
29th Sep 2017
Social media is a massive part of everyday life and that includes when it comes to searching for a placement. Facebook, Twitter and Linked In can all be used as tools to help you find a placement opportunity.
Whilst Social media can be used as a helpful tool in finding a placement, you should also remember that it also a tool that many any hiring managers will use in their selection process and some employers will look at your social media accounts as a method of screening potential candidates.
As such you should always make sure your social media accounts are set to private that way potential employers won't be able to see your weekend antics. More and more often employers are looking at Facebook etc before making decisions on who to employ, you want to make sure that they can only see what you are happy for them to see.
Try not to have too many accounts and try to keep your usernames as professional as possible.
Twitter can be a great place to find employment, lots of employers use it to advertise their requirements, it is a good idea to follow companies of interest to keep up to date with what they are doing and what they are looking for. Don't be afraid to like and retweet either it is ok to make your presence known.
For more information on Linked In check out our blog post Should I use Linked In as a student.