Be careful what you post online. Unfortunately, not everyone realises how something posted online could affect them in years to come. Posting a compromising photo on the internet could come back to haunt you. The last thing you need is a dodgy photo on social media ruining your chances of landing a job.
A massive amount of employers now use social media for recruitment. LinkedIn is most commonly used and can be seen as your online C.V.
First impressions count even more so online. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that nothing you post online shows you in a negative light.
The age-old saying “never judge a book by its cover” won’t help you if you’re trying to use the likes of LinkedIn to land your next job. Studies have shown that recruiters make judgements about you in just a tenth of a second when looking at your profile photo. That’s how little time it can take someone to decide whether or not to shortlist you. Don’t worry about it too much, there’s a few things you can do to improve your changes.
Smartphone cameras have come along way in the last couple of years but it’s still a better idea to use a high quality camera if you have one. You could even hire a local professional photographer or a cheaper option might be to contact your local college and try to get hold of a photography student. Cutting your friends out of a Facebook photo isn’t could enough for LinkedIn and a grainy selfie just won’t do.
Sorted! You’ve managed to convince someone with a fancy camera to pop round and take a few snaps. It’s also important to think about your outfit.
It’s vital that you dress appropriately for the job you’re aiming for. Wearing your favourite tracksuit probably won’t help you get that high-flying marketing job you’re aiming for. The best advice is probably to dress as if you were going for an interview. LinkedIn even say so themselves:
After helping some friends get their newly established businesses noticed through Facebook and doing well, Dan decided to start Huxo Digital Media in July 2013. Branching out into website design and graphic design, the small team have developed a reputation to be proud of. We have developed our awesome social media management dashboard and received national recognition as a Top 10 UK Social Media Influencer. Dan is a father of two, a big fan of rugby, a lover of fine coffee and has been building and developing websites for over fourteen years.