Using Social Media in Your Job Search [EPISODE 12] #Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 12 of Career & Employability Talk with Segun Akiode.

This is a follow-up discussion to Episode 11.

This week’s podcast episode is titled – Using Social Media In Your Job Search.

The employment landscape has significantly changed by the advent of growing technology and in recent times by the advent social media. As a result job seekers need to embrace the job hunting side of social media and learn how to harness them to their benefit.

Indeed, getting a job in the current harsh job market truly calls for creative steps and strategies. Hence, the creative use of social media in your job search will greatly increase the number of job opportunities that you will become aware of.

The following social media tips for job search was discussed in this week’s podcast episode:

  1. Start with a Social Media Job Search Strategy – know why you are on social media and how you plan to use it in your job search.  Be intentional about using social media to secure a job.
  2. Go ahead to Build an on-line professional profile –  you need to practically take charge of your personal on-line brand using social media.
  3. Leverage Social Media Platforms To Expand Your Network – build relationships with organizations and individuals of interest to you and don’t be afraid to reach out through several social media platforms.

Now you know how to use social media in your job search, now go ahead and put them to use. And I hope to read your success story soon.

Happy listening 🙂

Special Mention: #SMWLagos holding from February 22 – 26th, 2016 & #SMWMara hosted by Mara Mentor for February 25, 2016.

Credit: Podcast Soundtrack by BenSound.Com

Segun Akiode

Segun Akiode is a Chemical Engineer turned Strategic HR Professional. He is the Author of the fastest selling book "Corporate Misfit: Immutable Career Lessons for Fresh Graduates".

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