According to CareerXroads (a recruiter website), only 12% of all jobs filled are directly connected to job boards.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ve no doubt heard me talk about the importance of diversifying your job search. This means you don’t just look for jobs on job boards like Indeed or LinkedIn. You also extend your efforts to include contacting people in your network to let them know you’re looking for a new job opportunity. You may also work with a recruiter that specializes in your industry and can expose you to even more employment options.
Social media is another avenue worth exploring. Companies often share job openings on their social media profiles. While some of these jobs are also advertised on job boards, they’ll sometimes alert their followers to job openings that are never, ever published on job boards!
So how can you get in on this? It’s simple – hashtags. Using hashtags in a social media platform’s search field filters constantly updating feeds so you can zero in on the companies and content relevant to your job search.
Looking for companies that are hiring? Try these hashtags:
Need resume writing, interviewing, or job search tips? Try these hastags:
Need a job in a specific industry? Try these hastags:
Looking for a job in a very specific location? Try these hashtags:
#(Your city and/or state)jobs
#(Your city and/or state)careers
#(Your city and/or state)employer
#(Your city and/or state)recruiter
Integrating social media into your job search plan could maximize your efforts and help you reach your job search goal even faster.
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