Marketing via social media is essential in today's highly digital technological age. But how do you go about marketing yourself to land a job? Here are a few easy ways:
1. Follow Potential Employers on Twitter - Interacting with prospective future employers can help get you noticed. Try re-tweeting some of their tweets and be sure to reply to them a few times. Post a few career-related examples of your work on your twitter as well. For instance, if you're a writer, post links to recent published writing samples. If you're qualified, these tips will help you get noticed by prospective employers.
2. Use LinkedIn Wisely - If you're not already on LinkedIn and you're searching for a job, you should sign up immediately! Beef up your LinkedIn profile by asking contacts and former employers to leave you feedback (be sure to return the favor!). Follow companies you'd like to apply to and find out if you have any second or third degree connections. If so, ask the person you have in common to introduce you. This can do wonders for opening up your employment options.
3. Consider Creating an Ad on Facebook - It may sound extreme, but many people have successfully landed jobs by marketing themselves on Facebook. By placing a brief ad on Facebook directed towards the company of your choice, with a brief synopsis of your qualifications, you'll get noticed by many similar companies. Even if you don't land your dream job, you're bound to gain valuable networking connections and possible employment opportunities along the way.
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