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How to Use Social Media for Job Hunting

Biomedical Science Jobs – We are living in the digital age, and with social media becoming an ever-greater part of our lives, it is not surprising to hear that social media platforms are increasingly being used by both prospective applicants and employers throughout the recruitment process. Whether it’s to fill accounting, fashion or biomedical science jobs, employers are beginning to take advantage of the opportunities social media provides to gather more information about applicants, and to approach potential employees directly without having to go through the usual recruitment processes.

For jobseekers, these platforms provide a space to market themselves to potential employers and present a more informal and positive description of themselves than other more formal methods such as writing a CV or covering letter. We’re here to help you take advantage of the many opportunities available through social media to boost your chances of securing that dream job!

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the few social-networking sites dedicated almost entirely to business and recruitment and with over 90 million members worldwide, including professionals from all kinds of employment sectors, it is undoubtedly a very valuable resource for jobseekers. Your LinkedIn page should act like an online CV detailing your skills and experience whilst outlining your career aspirations. Employers also find LinkedIn very useful as it enables them to connect with prospective employees who share an interest in their line of work or have the necessary skills and experience.

Facebook

Although Facebook is not a specialist, professional platform like LinkedIn, it’s popularity and reach mean that it is too valuable a resource for you to ignore. Many employers use it to promote their brand and graduate programmes or other job vacancies, and it provides an excellent opportunity to network with recruitment staff and other applicants, as well as picking up useful tips on the company and more information about the recruitment process.

Twitter

Much like Facebook, employers make extensive use of Twitter, providing information about their company and recruitment processes as well as notifying followers of job opportunities. This can be useful for jobseekers as it provides an opportunity to stay informed about potential opportunities and to create an online profile that demonstrates your interest in particular sectors and careers.

Blogs

Many of the larger graduate recruiters often encourage previous employees to blog about their experiences, and these can be very valuable for potential applicants to be well informed about the companies working environment and culture. Job seekers can also create their own blogs to demonstrate their writing skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for a particular area or sector, something which is likely to differentiate you from other candidates and put you at the front of the queue!

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