The Best Social Media Platforms for Networking

As said in our earlier post networking can ultimately be the shoe in for your next career without you even knowing it.

If you don’t have a large network or want to build your existing network, use some or all of the social media platforms we suggest in order to get the most success in building you network.

Linkedin is the number one professional networking site. With the ability to post your resume and interests, join professional groups and find job postings, this is your go-to public social media profile. It should always be kept up-to-date with your information and highlight your qualifications, skills and work experience. Remember that recruiters look for you with keyword searches so make sure your profile includes these. According to LinkedIn, users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive job opportunities.

Facebook is currently one of the best known and most used social networks in the world. This is the first site most potential employers will visit to find out about prospective candidates. If your profile is public, make sure to follow our guidelines on content above. You can also use Facebook as a networking tool, as mentioned earlier. “Like” companies you are interested in working for, engage with their posts, keep up-to- date with what’s happening and inquire about job postings that match your skill set.

Twitter has quickly become one of the most important players in the social media world. Make sure you leverage it fully by ensuring you have a professional profile and background photo, and a powerful statement about your field of interest in the bio section. Then post content per our guidelines above and follow potential employers and industry influencers. Doing this, means you can engage with them, keep up-to-date with what’s happening and get targeted employment information.

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