In the past, we’ve talked about how social media is great for prospecting and sourcing data, but it’s also great for looking for a job. Getting the information you need to get or nail your next interview is really similar to the process of finding contact and firmographic information for your leads and contacts.
Hopefully you already knew that social media is also great for finding a job too, but what you might not know are some of the best things you can do right now to find your next career opportunity without leaving the comfort of your home.
So, we’ve compiled a list of a few things that you can start doing right now on social media if you’re in the process of looking for a new job.
- Join Groups on Facebook (Per Industry) – On the surface, Facebook is just a way to waste time when there’s nothing else to do at work, but when you get past the news feed of friends and family, Facebook is an incredible networking resource. Many industries have their own Facebook groups, which are an incredible resource when job hunting. In these groups, people will post everything including job opportunities, local events and freelance opportunities. Plus, these groups can be an incredible resource for meeting people in your industry.
- Look at the Hiring Managers and Company’s LinkedIn profiles – With everything in the networking world, personalization is key. Therefore, if you have an interview, you need to be an expert on not just the company that you’re interviewing for, but the hiring manager you’ll be talking to as well. Company pages will usually have recent company news that you can bring up in the interview as a talking point and you might be able to find mutual interests on the hiring manager’s LinkedIn that will also be good talking points. But most importantly, the “skills” section of the hiring manager’s page can often be a great place to know where exactly you need to stress that you have expertise in, especially if your hiring manager runs the department you’re interviewing for, instead of working in human resources.
- Repost relevant industry news on Twitter – While a lot of the time, companies won’t ever look at the Twitter account you reference on your resume, the few times they do can be an excellent time to show how knowledgeable about the industry you are. It makes you look more like an expert in your field, who can definitely be an asset to the team, rather than somebody who has just enough experience to submit a resume. Even just a little commentary on industry news can set you miles above the rest of the applicants.
- Personalize your LinkedIn connection message – How many times have you gotten an email that says, “Hi [Name], I’d like to join your LinkedIn network.” Now imagine how many of those emails industry higher ups are getting per day? Just by adding a sentence or two about the reason why you’re sending out a connection request, you can end up with much higher connection rates with hiring decision makers at companies or relevant people to network with that might put you in contact with the right people who can get you your next job.
- Look Professional – This should be a given, but you would be surprised at how many people don’t have professional profile pictures on all of their social media accounts. If you don’t already have a professional picture of yourself, dress up and get one taken as soon as possible. With modern camera quality, even a photo taken on a iPhone in good lighting should suffice.
And if you’re looking for a company that’s going to reward hard work and offer an incentive to work heard, leading to internal advancement, RingLead is hiring.
RingLead offers tens of thousands of dollars worth of free employee training in our entire product suite, as well as offers certification for Salesforce and Marketo, both of which are commonplace in any modern sales company. RingLead clearly outlines employee expectations in our massive library that has everything an employee might need to know about the data management industry.
RingLead also has a culture of filling higher-up positions from within our offices, rather than looking for outside talents.
If you think a performance-based culture that rewards effort and diligence might be right for you, then consider applying to RingLead today.