Every college senior is getting ready to graduate, get a job and enter the work place. Some people might not realize that employers look you up before they meet you. They check out all your social media profiles to get a feel for who you are and what your interests might be. Kind of scary, huh? 😱
So, I’m here to help you make your social media profiles ready for employers. They will be interested, impressed and intrigued by how you present yourself over the internet.
- Clean up your photos and your posts.
We’ve all posted something throughout our college years that probably shouldn’t have been on our profile. Take the time, and go through your platforms and take off anything that you wouldn’t want your grandma to see. This includes any photos that may be inappropriate and alcohol related. You want to make a good impression on the employer, not give yourself a stereotype before he/she has met you.
2. Post what interests you in your field of choice.
Being able to start a conversation and state what you like about your field shows that you read professional articles or opinion pieces. Posting an article about a company that may be in a crisis shows that you actually do read outside sources in your free time. That is huge for employers to see that you don’t just use Twitter for your personal thoughts, but to start conversations with others on various topics.
3. Avoid over-sharing.
Over-sharing shows that you like a lot of other people or brand’s content instead of creating your own. Sharing is great, don’t get me wrong, but, share what you like. Try and quote tweet and say why you like it. Create your own content on your profile so the employer can see what you like, but also see what you can create.
4. Create a fun, witty bio.
The first thing someone sees when they click on your profile is the bio. That is your chance to make them interested in you. Create something short and sweet that will sum you up in a sentence. This is the hardest part. It took me at least 20 times to think of something that stuck. Don’t give up, and keep going at it until you think it’s perfect. Remember, there is always room for improvement.
5. Be yourself.
Social media is a special thing. It is a way to showcase who you are over the internet. You get to share how exciting your life is with all your family and friends. It’s special. Show who you are, employers will notice that and get a feel for who you are.
Well that is all I have for now. I hope you implement these tips so that your future employer will love you before they even meet you! If you want to read some more tips, check out this article!