“Networking is of course important when you are looking to expand your career horizons. Shaking hands, putting your foot in doors and making contacts are great ways to make sure that potential employers already know who you are before you send in that all-important job application.However, in 2015, an avenue of networking that is becoming more and more important in the professional strata is that of the social sort. Whilst it’s true that many people see social networks as a source of frivolous timewasting, more and more employers are looking to them to suss out or to head-hunt potential new employees.
This is not to say that online activity is set to replace the traditional methods of searching for employment, rather that it can be used as a way to complement the more tried and tested avenues.
If you want to be taken seriously as a professional person then you need to find ways of leveraging social media to your advantage. And there is definitely a right and a wrong way to do it.
We have decided therefore, out of the goodness of our hearts, to provide you with our guide on how to compliment your career using social media.”
Not anything earth-shattering here to those of us who have viewed social networks as a way to show your value to potential employers for years, but if you haven’t spent much time thinking about how to put your best foot forward using social media, this is a good place to start!