Nowadays, there are many platforms for job-seeking. From official job searching portals to social media. For example, LinkedIn is one of the commonly used for recruiting. Instagram is the creative/stylish approach to look for a job. Finally, Facebook is the social media platform with the highest possibilities of showing your experience, skills, and knowledge.
Further, there are some key steps to create a profile to self-promote and get you the job through Facebook.
Professional Picture – on Facebook
The first impression is very important and is always formed from the visual impact.
So, to find a job through Facebook, a good idea is to carefully select your profile picture. Your picture must be clear and professional; it is recommended to have the same profile photo as in your CV. Make it easy for the employer to find you.
At the same time, the content of your page has an important role in identifying your personality.
Do not store any improper photo on your page, that will pass the wrong message. And you do not want that! The cover photo is the background of your timeline. A good idea is to upload a picture that shows what you stand for or what is your specialty.
An innovative way to upgrade your profile is to upload a profile video instead of a profile picture. If your main goal is to get your dream job through Facebook, use your video CV as a profile. That will impress!
To start, see if you need to improve your CV. Your profile should be a summary of that. Write all the relevant information, that will help a potential employer, to have a positive impression about you.
When you use your real name as a Facebook username, make sure that the information at the ‘’About’’ section is public. So the employer can see more about you. As in your CV, remember to mention your “Work” and “Education” experiences, as well as to attach a short description to each of them.
The “Professional Skills” feature, is a relatively new one. Employers use that to search for workers. So, use it to increase the information about yourself.
Highlight your cultural experience by mentioning cities/countries you lived in and speaking languages, as well as volunteering that you may have done. That will show that you don’t think just about yourself but also that you know how to work as a team.
Timeline on Facebook
Facebook is a good platform to display your work and hobbies in an organized form.
To start, you can make a separate folder for each of your projects (as a mini portfolio), where you can also describe it, mention the partnerships, locations, etc.
A good idea is also to make a folder where you include a CV, video CV, cover letter, and recommendations.
Remember to decorate your feed with what matters. Share articles that are relevant to your career and personality.
This will show the employer that you aim to be up to date within your industry and your social skills.
In the end, the most important thing is to be true. Be yourself is always the best option.
Interests & Follows
Start to build your interest around the companies that you would like to work at. Follow/like their Facebook pages, including turning on the notification button to receive their new content. This will help you to be updated with news and activities.
Moreover, remember to follow the main partners of the company. That will show to the employers that you have a common ground and an understanding of where the business is going. That will be a new step more for success.
The section “Jobs on Facebook” is the “marketplace” for job-seeking. There, you can review the job description, apply, and connect directly to the company.
Usually, applying through Facebook requests filling in a form, with a set of questions from the employer. The information that you present on your profile (education, work experience, etc.) will be automatically forwarded.
Groups & online communities
To start, join groups and online communities that have the same interest as you. That will help you to build and increase your network.
Then, focus on groups related to job search as well as to your job’s category of interest. Being active in the online community will help you to gain visibility.
And a good start is creating a post with your picture and a brief description of your specialty and what you are looking for.
After all, there are high chances that among the group’s/community’s members, are few companies owners, employers, or simply people who are planning to open a business and need workers.
Through the past years, Facebook has become a major competitor to LinkedIn. Providing a perfect combination of professional and personal profile. Therefore, it is expected to become the most used platform for job hunting.
If you do not wish to mix business with private life, you can always create two Facebook pages. 😊
In conclusion, job-seeking on Facebook is one of the best ways to find your dream job.
Day Worker Team
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