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3 Ways To Present Yourself On Social Media

Kathleen Beddoes

Sun, 4 Jul, 2021

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A key component of daily life is social media, and it has become a necessity for recruitment and development consultants and hiring managers. Your social media profiles could make a big difference to your employability, and it’s crucial you ensure you have a professional online presence to make yourself more attractive to businesses. Here are a few tips for presenting yourself online:

Align And Update Your Profiles

When presenting yourself on social media with the goal of finding your next job, make sure your profile is complete with the most relevant information. Your LinkedIn profile, for example, should reflect your CV with information such as your employment history, skillset, and works.

Similarly, if you have dormant accounts, you should consider either reactivating or deactivating them. You don’t want employers looking at your Twitter or Instagram feeds to find that you don’t use them. Put them in the bin if they’re not doing anything.

Finally, make sure that your social profiles reflect the image you want to portray to potential employers.

Engage With Content And Your Network

As part of the hiring process, most employers browse candidates’ social media profiles. Make sure not to overshare (personal information! ), but rather build your profile using the platforms to help you achieve your professional goals.

Separate your work and personal lives by using the privacy settings on different social media services. By doing so, you can choose what type of content you share with your friends and family while maintaining a professional image.

In my opinion, you should position yourself as someone who is eager to learn, and you can do this by engaging with the news/stories you’re interested in and sharing them with others. Taking part in conversations with like-minded people can also help you build your network.

Treat Others With Respect

How you act on social media says a lot about you. If you have an opinion or a view, it is important that you express it objectively. ‘Trolling’ or attacking people is a bad look. Remember to treat people as you would like to be treated.For any further help with your personal social media, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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