Gone are the days when social media’s sole purpose was to develop and maintain personal connections. In fact, recent research from Career Builder proves that 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process.
As social media platforms improve their accessibility, job seekers with disabilities have greater access to employment opportunities through these networks. While LinkedIn remains the primary social media platform for job seekers to look for jobs, each social network can help make you a desirable candidate for a recruiter or hiring manager. Actively developing your social media presence and showcasing your experience is a great way to build name recognition and compensate for employment gaps or lack of employment experience.
As you set goals and map out your plans for this new year, consider implementing the following practices to maximize your social media presence for a successful job search in 2019:
For more information about social media tips in finding a job in 2019, feel free to contact the Getting Hired team for more information.