Social job hunting

While you may use social media primarily for keeping in touch with friends and staying on top of your interests, your profile and activity on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others can actually be a really useful tool when it comes to looking for work. Employers increasingly use social media to check out prospective employees, so it’s worth your while to harness the many professional – and personal – benefits of being on social media.

There are lots of ways to use social media in your hunt for a job or work experience. Social networks are a great way to find out about different jobs, discover courses in your local area and connect with people and organisations that can give you advice.

Have a think about how you come across online and how your profiles could be tweaked for potential employers with the things you post, say and share and check out more tips above.

To find out more about how you can find a work experience placement, have a look at our how to get work experience page here.

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