The whole world is online and that includes job recruiters. If you don’t think having a social media presence is important in your job search, then you are dead wrong. “Today everybody is online. Hiring managers are searching the web looking for applicants. And in a lot of roles if you can bring social media experience, any digital experience, is going to help you no matter what field your in,” Meghan Keane, Director of Editorial Content for The Grindstone and the rest of the B5 Media sites, told Better TV recently.
You also want to make sure you have an updated LinkedIn profile and really utilize your network there. You can get recommendations there and highlight your accomplishments. For some industries, like accounting, showing how popular you are on Facebook isn’t going to help you much, said Meghan. But a lot of companies want to hire people who are there own brand managers, she said. “if you’re doing marketing and you can market yourself, that shows you have the skills,” she said.
But if you don’t believe us then check out this infographic below from OnlineDegrees.Com. This year companies are expected to use social media to recruit for over 80% of job openings so you may want to give it a glance.