It is going to take some new approaches to capture the attention of overwhelmed HR professionals and hiring managers today.
If you are looking for a job right now, most likely you are submitting your resume to posted job openings.
But that isn’t enough. It will take much more than that to secure your next job.
You’ve heard you need to be networking. And you’ve been attending networking meetings until you are blue in the face and that doesn’t seem to be working either. What else can you do?
Taking that first step out of your comfort zone generally takes courage. But where to start? Jacob Share has posted 8 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for your Job Search on JobMob.
Some of these ideas are pretty interesting. In order to be successful with any of these ideas, you will need to implement your strategy well.
One of the suggestions made is using video. If this is something you chose to embark upon, you will want to see some examples.
You’ll have to be very clear about what message you want to send through your video. What do you hope your video will accomplish? What message are you trying to get across? It has to be more than just, “Hey, this is what I have done”. Convey your personality, make it high quality and keep it at 1 minute.
Another suggestion was to use Instagram to push your message. You can get pretty creative here.
The idea behind this post is to develop creative ways to use social media to develop an online presence because you just never know when, where or how your next opportunity will happen.
Using a variety of approaches, especially social media, could increase the odds.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.