In this week's video, we're going to go over the do's and don'ts in social media when it comes to looking for a job That's coming up Most people think that social media has nothing to do with searching for a job and that's not the case at all In fact, over 50% of employers tell us that they look up an applicant on social media before hiring them so if they looked at yours, what would they find? so check out these job search do's and don'ts of social media click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss any of our job search advice Do: show your personality Whether you're a fashionista, a foodie, or just want to show off pictures of your adorable puppy share the things that make you, you employers want to get a good idea of who you are Do: Pick the safe choice Changing your privacy settings on your social media pages is really the safest bet make everything as private as possible and go back and look at those tagged photos of you and make sure there isn't anything inappropriate either Do: Use it to your advantage Keep your eyes peeled for anything on social media that can help you out with your job search Use your network and friends to see if they know of anyone who is hiring and also reach out to Snagajob on Facebook and Twitter and ask us any job search questions we're here to help Don't: Let is all hang out While you want to show a glimpse into your life not everything is for the world to see and keep in mind that appropriate doesn't necessarily mean boring Just use the "Mom rule" If you wouldn't want your mom to see it, then don't post it online Don't: Badmouth As an employee, you represent your employer on and off the clock so if you have things on your social media pages where you're badmouthing your co-workers your employer, or even your professors you're going to leave the hiring manager what you'd say about them if they hired you My old boss smelled so bad and he would pick his nose and wipe it on his desk Don't: Stalk the interviewer Researching the company – good stalking the hiring manager – bad It might sound like a great idea but accidentally mentioning a personal detail about the person interviewing you could get weird So I was on your Facebook page and I saw a picture of you and your mom at a restaurant that I really love I would love to meet up with both of you What time works for you? Really weird Uh thanks for coming in today I'll be in touch And really fast Social media can really help or hurt your job search it just depends on how you use it so now that you know the do's and don'ts feel free to like, share and re-tweet away So thanks for joining us today and if you like this video please let us know below so we know to keep making videos like this and if you're ready to get your job search started click here and will fill your inbox with job opportunities in your area and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking that button right there and you'll get a new job search video every week and if you have any questions about your job search ask below and we'll be sure to get back with you Have a good one! In this week's video, we're going to go over the do's and don'ts for social media when it comes for looking…(laughs) Most people think that social media has nothing do with…hm Most people think that social media has nothing to do with searching for a job and that's definitely not the case.
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