Essential Facebook Tips to Hunt for Jobs
When looking for a job, you buy a newspaper, flick the pages until you reach the job’s advert and check what type of job you would want to have – this process is called “old-school.”
A lot of websites right now provide wide libraries of job positions. Included on the site is a page that would provide qualifications and an apply button to start processing the job application. Once you qualify for the position, you will be required to do a phone interview. Some companies may find the phone interview as a final interview, but to others, a phone interview is for them to assess skills that may or may not forward you to the actual interview process.
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The process of looking for a job and applying online has been very convenient to a lot of people. Aside from the fact that you do not need to leave your house, it saves time from walking to one job opening to another. Your online job hunting and application can be simultaneously sent to several companies.
If you are familiar with the Internet and this is not your first time looking for a job online, it would be incredibly easy to do. Even without the experience, you’re sure to have accounts on several social networking sites – believe it or not, you can start looking for a job either opening your Twitter or Facebook account.
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Here are some tips you can try to get a job with the help of your Facebook account:
Update your status
If you are looking for a job, try posting it as a status. For example:
“I’m done with college having submitted my final TOK essay and am now looking for a job. Applications are sent but no responses yet. Anyone who knows any job vacancies, please reply to this post or send me a message. I would really appreciate it. J”
You might be surprised on how many likes responses you get. There is no harm in trying.
Update your profile
Your status clearly states that you want to get a job. A profile that would provide all your skills and qualifications for a job might just close the deal for you. An updated profile will help your friends or your network find the best job that suits your qualification. If you are ready to take on any position, you might want to create a more general profile that is clear and consistent. Even though you have a general profile, you might specify some specific skills that can lead you to the job you prefer the most.
Check your news feed
Your news feed allows you to see your friends’ statuses and how many people have liked and commented on them, and you can also see pages with information about online shops, online service shops and even companies posting job vacancies. You only need to like the page to be redirected to the company’s Facebook account, and from there you will need to find your way to submit an application.
Personally contact the company that you are applying to
If you found job vacancies advertised by a company on Facebook, liking its page may just open the doors for you. However, if you wanted to submit your application letter, your resume and other necessary documents, make sure you do not leave it as a message or a comment. The page should include a more direct link where you can process the application. Get it and search it separately and proceed with the application.
Leaving personal information on a company’s Facebook page may just seem too informal and unprofessional. Companies have an email address where you can send in your application. From there, attach your resume and cover letter. Include a statement such as:
“I have read about a vacancy for a ____ position on your page in Facebook. I am interested in the position. Consider this my application. I have attached additional documents that are required for the position…”
Looking for a job nowadays has been both demanding and convenient. With a lot of competition available, as an applicant, you have to make sure your qualifications are more appealing than others for you to have a better chanc of getting hired. The Internet on the other hand, saves you from long stressful works during application.
Enjoy your job hunt!