How Social Media Management Tools Could Help Score You a Job

LinkedIn isn't the only platform that could lead to your dream gig. Social media management tools can help you leverage all of your profiles in the job hunt.

Social-Times-600Although some social media sites, like LinkedIn, are set up specifically for connecting employers with potential employees, others, like Instagram, are a less obvious place to find your dream gig.

But you can actually use any social media platform — from Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr, to find a potential job. You just have to know where to look.  In Mediabistro’s latest Get a Media Job feature, experts reveal how to embrace social media management tools to help refine your search:

 [Michelle Nickolaisen] recommends using IFTTT, a service that allows you to create customized automatic processes across digital channels, to set up notifications of job updates from companies’ RSS feeds. She also suggests following hashtags like #tweetmyjobs and #happo (Help a PR Pro Out), and using a tool like Hootsuite to set up a filtered feed just for those hashtags. If you need to quickly identify key influencers in your niche, then Peer Influencer does this for you on Twitter. As well as building relationships with people at top companies, it shows recruiters that you’re well connected within your industry, which is always impressive.

For more tips, including how to show off your portfolio online, read: How to Use Social Media to Get a Job.
The full version of this article is exclusively available to Mediabistro AvantGuild subscribers. If you’re not a member yet, register now for as little as $55 a year for access to hundreds of articles like this one, discounts on Mediabistro seminars and workshops, and all sorts of other bonuses.

Recommended articles