Engage in career-relevant conversations
Groups are an excellent way for individuals to advertise their interests on social media. Connecting with others whose goals align with yours can show recruiters and hiring managers that you’re active and dedicated to learning more about the industry.
Brad Schepp, co-author of the book “How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+”, recommends “liking” companies you’re interested in and joining the conversation about industry trends to demonstrate your expertise and value to a potential employer.
Keep in mind that especially on Facebook there are also many groups uploading job advertisements.
Every social media account, counts
Most employers view LinkedIn as a kind of “secondary” CV and other social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as more personal, including usually more details about a candidate’s personality, character, ideas, beliefs, hobbies, preferences etc.
Job seekers would be better to assume that a recruiter or future employer will check every social media platform.
While the fear of a something negative or embarrassing being discovered by a future employer might tempt some candidates to completely erase their account(s), employers say that this strategy can backfire, giving the impression that the candidate has indeed “something to hide”.
Checking your account’s privacy settings is very important in any case.