Recruiters and employers use a whole host of social media platforms to recruit graduates. While it is important to not limit your search to such platforms, for many industries it is important to take advantage of such opportunities. Actively engaging with social media can be a great way to find about roles that may not have been advertised widely. Indeed - many companies choose to save money by advertising via their website and social media only. Professional networking websites like LinkedIn are frequently used by employers, with some letting you submit your LinkedIn profile as the application. Specialist networks such as ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu help to connect graduates and faculty with prospective employers by targeting jobs to your interests.
Job searches with Twitter
Outside of the specialist websites, many organisations use conventional social media sites to connect with potential recruits. For example, check out the following hashtags on Twitter for the latest job posts:
You can combine one of the above 'job' hashtags with a location (country or city) and/or an industry. Check out some of the example searches below:
Job #Hashtag + Location
Job #Hashtag + Industry
Twitter lists can be a brilliant way to organise the companies you follow. They enable you to create seprate feeds for companies that you are watching - a must have for anyone following a lot of Twitter users. The video below is a great introduction to Twitter lists, and these can also be brought into TweetDeck and organised alongside searches.
Job searches with LinkedIn
LinkedIn Seems an obvious place to look for jobs, but the guides below will help you make the most of the website
LinkedIn: Student Job Hunting Handbook
LinkedIn have produced this handy Student Job Hunting Handbook for student career hunters. You can access all three parts below:
Student Job Hunting Handbook is © LinkedIn
Careers and Employability Service:
These pages were developed in collaboration with the Careers and Employability Service. The Careers and Employability Service supports all University of Hull students and graduates with all aspects of their career from finding out what you can do with your degree to practical support with interviews, psychometric tests and assessment centres. For more information, check out their website: www.hull.ac.uk/careers