Social media can be a ton of fun, but for many people, it's become so much more than sharing brunch pics and throwbacks. In fact, social mediacan be a vital tool for finding a job, because it helps users create brands for themselves and gives them multiple platforms to publicize their accomplishments. If you're someone who is wonderinghow to use social media to get a job, have no fear — it's totally possible.
I spoke with Emily Miethner, a Careers & Millennial Expert and CEO of FindSpark.com, for an interview with Elite Daily and right off the bat she tells me the most important thing to remember is that "using social media in the job hunt (and in your career in general) enables you to get discovered, to connect with others, and stay in touch with those you’ve met in a scalable way." Kris Ruby, Social Media & Technology Trend Expert, adds to the sentiment and tells me that, "social media marketing should enhance your resume, not detract from it." In other words, you should probably ease up on the Instagram partying pics if you're professional resume is linked to your bio.
Also keep in mind that you're living in the age of technology, and knowing howto use social platforms for business can be super useful (yes, I'm talking insights, websites, branding, and more). Whether you're trying to get your dream company to recognize you through Facebook, or if you're trying to have your talent noticed through Instagram, knowing the ins and outs about social mediacan help your chances in the candidate pool.