Do Recruiters and Employers Look at Your Social Media Profiles?
By: Greys Recruitment
Alexandra Anderson, Senior IT Talent Acquisition Specialist at Greys Recruitment says, 'Recruiters, employers and HR Managers DO in fact look at your social media activity. It provides us with some insight in order to gauge what you are like as a person. We use social media and your online presence to get a better understanding of who you are, rather than just your experience and qualifications.'
Play your cards right and you might even end up being contacted for a job without even looking. Try having a look at people who inspire you or that work in your industry to see how they communicate online as well as how they brand themselves.
Reasons why applicants have been considered more highly for jobs:
They gave a positive impression of their personality and how they present themselves.
Their profile supported their professional qualifications.
They showed great communication skills and creativity.
They were endorsed by other social media users.
Showed candidate interacted with high profile industry contacts and had great references.
From the above information, you can see how important it is to be mindful of how you present yourself on social media platforms. Is there a science to setting up your social media profiles? Not really – but think about it from an employer's points of view. Is what I am showcasing online good enough? Would I hire me if I saw myself online?
Time for a digital spring clean?
Make sure you do an online audit of yourself and clean up ALL of your online profiles. Give your name a google and start running through your social profiles to check your digital footprint. You will be surprised about how much information is visible.
Also consider your privacy settings and who can see your profile. If you do not feel comfortable sharing on certain networks, make sure they are limited to your friends only. Recruiters are using social media more and more, and based on your presence online, they are determining whether or not you will be a suitable future candidate. Make sure you show your best self and it will help you get ahead of the rest.
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Please visit the Greys Recruitment jobseeker page, and upload your C.V to our nationwide database! Should a potential job offer open, and you are considered, we will contact you!
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