Whether or not you are aware of it, recruiters could be scouring the internet for candidates just like yourself to fill positions. However, with the large number of applicants on the web, it can be easy to become lost in the sea. In order to make sure you are getting the best opportunities available, it is important to make sure you are visible to recruiters. Take a look at some of the online resources you can use to make yourself more visible to recruiters:
- LinkedIn groups: It’s no secret that LinkedIn is probably the biggest professional social networking tool available. While having a strong presence on LinkedIn is crucial, it is also important to make sure you are active in the LinkedIn groups as well. Many recruiters turn to LinkedIn groups to seek out candidates for available positions, so make sure you are not only added to these groups, but interacting with them as well.
- Facebook: While it may be tempting to keep your Facebook very private during your job search, it can actually be beneficial to do the opposite. Think of your Facebook as another platform to showcase your skill sets. Make sure to go through it thoroughly so that it is professional throughout. You can have pictures on your Facebook that showcase your different hobbies as long as they are work appropriate. This is a great way for recruiters to not only find you, but learn a bit about you as well.
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