Looking for that Dream Job?
Social media, and social media hiring can help you get that job. Nowadays, employers are screening candidates by looking at their social media profiles. They are very interested in the online presence of the people they are considering hiring.
Here are some very important facts you need to take into consideration:
Social media screening is done before, and during the hiring process.
Employers will review a candidate's profile to determine their online presence and activity before making a hiring decision. They will gather additional information about the candidate's character, behavior, and qualifications.
This can include sharing illegal activities, offensive comments and replies, violent or aggressive behavior, sexually explicit material, or confidential information.
Employers will also look at how the candidate responds to other people's posts. This will tell them a lot about how a candidate will get along with co-workers.
Employers may use social media screening as a way to assess a candidate's fit for a role and to ensure they align with the company's policies, values and culture.
During this process of screening, it is important for employers to be mindful of potential biases and to ensure they are not violating any laws or regulations during the screening process.
To begin, never play games with the people who have the authority to hire you. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize one of the most important events in your life, getting that dream job.
Removing your social media profile can backfire on you!
In today's job market, if a candidate cannot be found online, most employers will not even consider this candidate for a job.
In addition, even if a candidate erases his or her social media profile, it will still show up in a Google search. Employers will see this, and this is not good. It will give the employer the impression that the candidate has something to hide.
With a social media profile, the candidate has something to put on a resume.
Here are three ways to keep your profile up to date:
It is very important to take control of your online presence by Googling yourself.
After all, this the first thing that an employer will do. By Googling yourself, you will see what your potential employer will see.
You can see what information is available about you and take steps to manage your online reputation. This can include removing any inappropriate content and creating a professional online presence that showcases your skills and accomplishments.
As an added benefit, you may find something else to put on your resume that may be very impressive.
Get into the habit of Googling yourself daily.
Naturally, an employer is going to do a background check on you. But here's a major question: Does your social media profile show up on a background check?
Simply stated, the answer is, NO!
There are paid services that do this, but generally, employers do not utilize this type of service.
Finally, a lot of information from a candidate's social media account will not show up in a Google search, because most platforms use no follow links. This means the links do not count as points in the page's favor and do not boost PageRank.
Follow the guidelines in this post, and you will have a better chance of landing that dream job you have always wanted.
Keep your social media profile clean, honest and up to date. It is important that you do this because 80 percent of companies hiring employees use social media profiles to research job candidates.
I hope this article has helped you.
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