More often than not, today, different companies are hiring people online. And an important aspect in this regard is your social media profiles. While we spend alot of time surfing on the internet for various things, we never really give attention to the quality of our social media profiles that would give the companies a good impression of us. Since most of the jobs today deals with online appearance of a person and how well he or she can manage it, it is of tremendous importance to view and update your profiles every now and then to make sure that you are not lagging behind anyone.
Here are some tips for you to improve upon your social media appearances.
1- Complete your social media profiles
Many a times, we leave the necessary columns empty. For example, on Facebook, we usually leave the column “more about yourself” empty and we think it’s okay. But that column is necessary for the people to peep into your personality. It is a window for the company to peep into your somewhat a little personal side which includes your hobbies etc. That column is not trivial and you must not leave it. So the first step is to complete your social media profiles.
2- Attach link to your work samples
A social media platform named LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to effectively attach your work samples to the post. You can attach documents photographs, videos, links and presentations etc in order to make your profile more professional.
It would give the organisation a chance to look at your work more closely and give a decision.
3- Use the recommendations on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a platform where you can ask for recommendations from your followers and can also endorse other people.
4- Add social links to your email signatures
While greeting, say Hello to your fellow employee. Your email signature is an important tool to improve your social media profile. While you’re done with the content you want to write and just before signing off, give social links to your samples like you tube links or LinkedIn profile links. You can have little fun with the names of your links as it interests the other person. Don’t make it Vulgar in any sense but you can still have some fun with it.
5- Be very engaging
It’s a very simple tip yet it always works. Follow and talk to different people on social media. Create your circle and try to expand it. Having good communications and contacts always helps. Social media is the only platform where you can interact with people globally thereby creating huge traffic to your profile.
And at last, it is always advised to create your own personal blog. It’s very easy to create one these days. You can login through WordPress and can upload your work samples like photos videos, blog posts etc. You can brand it then according to your taste.
It may also interest you that approximately 92% companies these days use social media for hiring.
So hurry up ! Follow the tips and improve your social media appearance !