Seven ways to find opportunities, connect with companies and stand out to recruiters.
Last week, Facebook hit 1 billion users in a single day. That’s one reason recruiters have turned to this network to share job leads and research candidates.
It isn’t just the volume of users that makes Facebook an attractive source of hiring and research – it’s also the fact that 70 percent of Facebook users engage daily, versus only 13 percent of LinkedIn users, according to a 2015 Pew Research study. While many job seekers consider LinkedIn to be the professional network and place to be, it isn’t the only social network recruiters will look at. According to Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey, 66 percent of recruiters reported using Facebook to recrtuit.
If you are actively job seeking or plan to, you should know how to put your best foot forward and use Facebook to network and uncover job opportunities.
Conduct an audit. Head over to Google or your favorite search engine and search for your name. Take note of what appears on the first page of search results. Chances are, you will see a listing that says “[Your name] Profiles | Facebook.” Click on this link, and you will see the Facebook profiles of people with your name.