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How Can Instagram Help You Land the Job You Want?

Social media plays such a huge role in many aspects of our day to day life. This is especially true when it comes to your career. If you are looking to make a career path change or even just searching for a new job within your current career choice, your instagram can certainly help in some ways. In today’s age, it is very simple to look on social media and find out tons of information about a person. This is something that many companies are using to their benefit. If you are considering using your own Instagram to your benefit in seeking a job, there are a few things that you need to think about.

First of all, you want to evaluate your profile. Does it show tons of pictures of you partying? Or does it portray you as a responsible adult and someone a company can depend on? While your personal account is exactly that, personal, it is also on the internet which makes it a bit more public if someone is trying to get a look inside. If you find that your personal account is probably not the best example of you being a responsible adult, you may want to consider locking that account to private and starting a new one that you are okay with potential employers seeing.

 

Your Personal “Brand” Can Make a Difference

In creating your personal brand, think about the kind of people that you want to reach. For example, if you are an artist, you can use Instagram to display your creative side. You can use it to showcase your talent and reach a wider audience. Instagram also allows you a broader range with which to best show who you are aside from a simple paper resume. We as humans tend to be very visual people and a picture is truly worth a thousand words.

Make good use of hashtags. Using good, solid hashtags can be a great way to bring more people to your profile. This can be beneficial when it comes to bring yourself to the attention of potential employers. While you will want to use some of the popular hashtags to get noticed, it is also a good idea to come up with an original hashtag that you use for all the pictures that could be related to your career. Something you may want to avoid though, is buying any likes or followers as if you get caught it could look bad on you. Some websites offer free Instagram likes trial but then again, it’s still probably not worth doing this.

 

Using Social Media to Get a Job

 

Following Companies of Interest

Become a follower. Follow companies that are within your career choice. You will not only be able to stay up to date with the latest happenings within that area, but by following, there is always the possibility that potential employers within that company or brand will pick up your profile and follow you in return.

The ways that you can use Instagram to help score the job you want are absolutely endless. Instagram can be a great network and one that you will certainly benefit from putting to good use. It will take some time and effort to get your profile established with followers but consistency is key. Spend time each day networking and getting your name and/or brand out there.


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