There are a lot of differences between being a graduate and an employee. Apart from missing out on late night parties, becoming an employee first and foremost requires the appropriate professionalism and integrity that will show employers you have the right set of qualities as well as personality to get you hired.
This infographic from, the multinational law firm, Osborne Clarke, describes the transition from being a graduate to becoming an employee while looking at the digital picture referring to social media. Since social media has become a major part of recruiting, jobseekers need to adjust their social media strategy and online presence in a way that portrays them in as favourable a light as possible.
The infographic can provide you with tips on how you can stand out from the crowd and what to avoid when it comes to job-hunting.
In a nutshell, these are the key take-aways from the infographic:
- Adjust your social media profiles while focusing on what’s important to employers.
- Demonstrate individuality, creativity, and enthusiasm for your work through posts on social media.
- Check for any misspellings, wordings or any other phrasing that could be seen as offensive.
- Work on your online presence e.g. Google your name and delete inappropriate accounts.
- Adjust privacy settings on your social media accounts and decide who sees what on your profile.
Check out this infographic to read about employee fails on social media as well as cool success stories of people who managed to use social media effectively to land a job. Also, learn why you should be using LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ as part of your job-hunting strategy!
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