How to Find a Job Using Social Media

How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Are you in the process of looking for a new job? Read this blog post to find out how you can best use social media to help you make your next career move.

Job hunting is always stressful but, thankfully, social media has made the job search process a bit more convenient than the days of pounding the pavement with a stack of resumes in hand. Today, career tips, job listings, and networking opportunities are plentiful on the internet. We highly recommend taking advantage of social media when seeking a new position. Here’s our guide on how to use different social media platforms to your advantage to find a job.


LinkedIn should be your first social media destination when job hunting. It’s a platform specifically designed for professional use and has many resources for job seekers. Today, having a LinkedIn profile is widely considered a must for professionals whether or not they are actively seeking new employment. We recommend always keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date and accurate. Having a high-quality profile photo, an eye-catching headline, endorsements, and recommendations will help you stand out on the platform. As you meet people throughout your career, we suggest connecting with them on LinkedIn. And don’t be afraid to request people you don’t know! LinkedIn is a great way to make a first connection with a potential business contact.

When actively job searching, LinkedIn’s job listings are a great place to start. It’s not necessary, but springing for a LinkedIn Premium membership can be a big help when job hunting as it allows you to message recruiters, features you among other candidates, gives you insights as to how you compare to other candidates, and more. Even without taking advantage of LinkedIn’s paid features, the site’s combined status as a social media platform and job board allow you to easily leverage your network when applying for jobs. LinkedIn can show you if you have any mutual contacts with employees of the companies for which you’re applying, which can help you ask for introductions or even referrals.


Though Facebook isn’t a social media platform dedicated to the professional world, there are many groups that are dedicated to certain fields, professions, and even job listings. It’s a great idea to join groups related to your field and participate actively in discussions, as this can help grow your professional network and make your name familiar in case a job opportunity does arise.

Often times the job listings that come up in Facebook groups will be for positions that need to be filled quickly, so we recommend acting fast when you see something you’re interested in. It’s also worth noting that these posts are often fairly casual, so do your homework and make sure that the position and company are legit before agreeing to do any work.


Just like Facebook has dedicated groups for job searchers, Twitter has dedicated hashtags, such as:

  • #Hiring
  • #NowHiring
  • #Jobs
  • #Careers
  • #TweetMyJobs
  • #JobOpening
  • #JobListing
  • #JobPosting

It might be a little overwhelming sorting through these tweets, but you’re likely to find job opportunities through Twitter that aren’t posted on other, more traditional job boards. It’s great to engage via Twitter with the companies and contacts you’re interested in working with but, if you do so, make sure your Twitter profile is a reflection of your professional brand. It might even be worth creating a Twitter account dedicated specifically to your career. Just make sure that you keep the account active, engaged, and not too self-promotional.

Social Media is What You Make It

One final word of wisdom: be sure to take actions that are appropriate for your particular field. It might make more sense to search for a marketing job on social media than a job as an aerospace engineer. Ultimately, social media is just another tool that you can (and should) leverage when you are searching for a job. Recognize that job hunting is a full-time commitment in and of itself and the suggestions above should be taken in addition to more traditional job search methods. Good luck!

Find a job to your image

Find a job to your image

Here are eight great tips to help you develop a winning job search strategy … while waiting for the interview and most importantly, working for a company you will love.

8. Gather a resume that is really convincing

You do not want to reinvent the wheel, but a little creativity can differentiate you and help you stand out. Online tools can be very useful for creating something less ordinary. Use the tool that’s right for you and make sure your page or resume stands out. Often, it’s as easy as choosing the right font and color. It does not take much to make a resume nice, so put a little extra effort to prevent yours from ending up in the generic stack.

7. Make sure your resume is not filled with common words and redundant formulas

When writing your resume, you do not want to use the language that will make you look like everyone else. This means avoiding overused terms (eg Motivated, innovative, dynamic) and cliché expressions (Focused on details, team spirit, excellent communication skills). It is helpful to read your resume from the bottom up to detect errors. Use the dictionary!

6. Find a better job by looking for a big company rather than a position

Getting a good job is not just about doing something you love, but about working in a good environment. This means that you want to look for companies that have a reputation for treating their employees well. is an online resource that can help you get to know a specific business from people who want to share their own working experience for a specific company.

5. Learn how to make your experience even irrelevant

If your job is very different from what you want, think of everything you have done in your current job that is out of the ordinary. Often, you will find examples of things related to the work you want because you have always been excited to do this kind of work if it were to be where you are. If this is not the case, you can always start creating a relevant experience to use during your interview. For example, if you work in a non-creative field but want to become a designer, you will have many opportunities. If you create many charts and diagrams, find ways to make them more attractive.

When you get to work, you will find that your seemingly uninteresting experience can easily be adapted to most of the jobs for which you are applying. You may have to start lower than you want, but if you work hard, you will progress quickly.

4. Dress well for the interview

Holding an interview does not necessarily mean putting a garment in formal iron. Depending on the company, they may prefer that you come in your everyday outfit or simply wear something that shows that you can look beautiful without doing too much. Casual business is usually a good choice. Although no one really knows what the business is actually, you will usually be safe with nice pants and a buttoned shirt or sweater. Your goal is really to show that you are able to heal yourself and that you are presentable. If your clothes are tight and you do not wear them around the house, you are probably in good shape.

3. Learn to read body language for a more successful interview

Learning to read body language is useful in many situations, but understanding the signals you send and reading cues can be extremely helpful in a job interview. It is especially important that you are as pleasant and charming from the start as many decisions are made on the basis of a first impression. The most important thing is to avoid negative body language. For the most part, you just want to avoid nervous ticks like touching your face and letting your leg become restless. You also do not want to sit down or sit rigidly. Basically, your goal is to appear comfortable but professional.

2. Know how to give good answers to the most frequently asked questions during job interviews

This is an odious question but you will hear it in the majority of job interviews in your life, and there are many more. You must answer questions if you want to get the job. There are two things to do: Understand the motivation of the questions and prepare your answers in advance. Understanding motivation is usually as simple as putting yourself in the company’s shoes. Why would they want to know your greatest weakness? Probably more to know how you answer a question that asks you to be vulnerable than to actually discover where you can improve. They may also ask because they want to know if you can assess your abilities in a realistic way. Once you have taken into account the motivation behind these common questions, it will be easier to tailor the answers you want to give. Of course, you do not want to write and memorize them in advance, but you can prepare to list the sound bites while being able to provide natural answers.

1. Leave your current job without burning bridges

If you do not like your current job, it may be tempting to let it know when you leave. This will cause you problems. You want to leave your current business in good conditions. You never know when you will meet a colleague again or if you need to call that company for information or a favor. Burning bridges is just not in your interest. If you hate your work so much that you are afraid to say the wrong thing, however, you can refer to these examples of resignation letters and read tips on how to resign gracefully.