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Facebook Can Explode Your Career?

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Here's how. Follow these awesome tips:

Did you ever consider that your ensuing job could arise from your newsfeed?

Yep, I bet when you initially produced your profile, you didn’t think it would be the golden ticket to your next job opportunity... But it just might be.

It might not be the newest social media apparatus, but it is nevertheless growing year over year with five new profiles, being created every second of the day. Millennials born - are the largest invention in the workforce, and also the age that grew up in the wake of social media. I'/ talking about Facebook. Yes, Facebook.

Although LinkedIn is a more candid platform for career purposes, it should not be disregarded in the employment arena.  

Here are amazing tips to help you land the job you love, utilizing one of today’s most favorite social media platforms:

Clean out your profile:

Before you do anything else, convey an audit on your account as it stands today. When it comes to obtaining a new job or creating a new business, your online appearance does matter, even if you aren’t expanding an online business.  

It has become a rather standard practice for recruiters to use social media as a tool to vet out candidates during the recruitment process. In a recent survey, % of recruiters reported using social media and % of those said they used to research candidates. Your account matters, and how you use it will lend itself towards getting that new job or losing the opportunity, or growing your dream business.

Chances are, you have some old college photos or strange status updates from a decade ago that you don’t want recruiters or clients to see. Sit down and work through your profile to delete or hide content that you would feel uncomfortable sharing in a professional setting. Make sure to use the “view as” function on to see how you appear to the public. There is no need to completely remove everything that shows your personality; after all, you are someone with a life outside of work and that is important to share. Here’s the rule of thumb: if you would feel comfortable showing your grandparents, chances are you would feel comfortable sharing it with a recruiter.

Since your is a personal page, take advantage of the privacy settings, and adjust certain content to be available only to friends or select groups. Always keep in mind, once a photo or post is posted, it can be rather difficult to remove permanently.

Connect with people on Facebook that you want to work with:

People tend to shy away from combining their media with their professional networking, but the reality is, people, crave to do business with those they like, trust and know. 

It is time to get out of the wary mentality, that your page is going to hurt your career, and instead, use it to create meaningful connections.

Now that your Facebook page has been looked over, you should feel content, stretching out to unite on a personal level with coworkers, potential clients, or the next group of professionals you converge with at a networking function.

A great vehicle to make certain you connect with potential clients’ or higher-ups is to subscribe via SMS to receive their updates via text. This may feel like a lot, but if you are looking to get a job with a specific company or grow your business towards a select group of people, this is the fastest way to be in-the-know. This will allow you to stay in touch, without having to log onto the app and feed through your entire newsfeed to find updates from those you care about. 

Another great place to network on Facebook is in groups! Take a look in the search box for groups of like-minded professionals, and start tuning into their dynamics.

Create a group on Facebook:

Whether you are a small business or a professional looking to grow your industry presence, creating a group is going to be a powerful way to connect more intimately and intentionally over a specific topic.

If you’re curious as to whether you should create a page versus a group, and at this point in the game, know that a group has more algorithm strength to ensure that what you publish gets viewed concerning a page.

Create a group that speaks directly to the people you want to connect with. This can look like targeting clients for your services and product, or industry professionals in the niche market you want to become a leader in. Once you have created the group, spark a conversation that gets everyone involved, and always be sure to add value, be it through posting jobs or articles, that educate the group on a topic they care about. This is a two-way street, and you want all members of the group to weigh in on topics, articles or news updates that are relevant.

Create quality content on the Platform:

Every second, user post comments and photos. This means, what you post must be done at the right time, targeted towards the right audience, if you hope to capture user attention.

Not to mention, if you are posting something every hour, and commenting on people’s posts all day long, it is going to look like you live on the Internet, instead of work. 

Recruiters and clients want to know you have a life offline too, so, choose your timing wisely. Not that this she be your primary focus, worrying about being online all the time. But I say this because if your work involves social media marketing or anything of the sort, then it does make a lot more sense than you are typically spending long hours, parading on the Internet. Incidentally, the highest traffic occurs every day, with Thursday and Friday being the most highly trafficked days of the week. 

Save your top content for publishing during these times, and allocate time to comment on other news and updates as well. I never use to do this until recently. And, ever since I started doing this, I immediately noticed more traffic to my Internet sites. keep this idea in mind.

Create consistent and clear content. This looks like identifying a few main topics or areas of your life, you want to consistently share with others. I use my social media to share career advice tips, quotes that I find inspiring, and updates, but I also can’t stop myself from having a little fun, and sharing my “weird and macabre like experiences” along the way. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to read, research and write about more serious issues. However, I'm doing my best to incorporate some comedy and share less grave content. I found that this helps draw a broader range of interested people to my media sites.

Use Jobs:

Companies post job openings on, how they would a status update. So, when you are on the job hunt, be sure to periodically review the top companies pages. You want to work for or follow them and make sure you stay up-to-date on any news they share. There are over a million businesses listed on job openings. So, the probabilities of attaining a job you desire, are sizeable high.

When a job posting pops up, you can apply directly through the portal. The good news is that this feature is free, a great perk when you compare other job hosting platforms, that charge a fee to post or apply.

This may sound like a big commitment to a single media platform, but if you set aside an hour or two each week, to scan through your group, publish updates, and connect with a few key contacts, you will be building a foundation for networking growth on a platform you once thought was solely for posting pictures, and funny memes.

Facebook is a crowded marketplace platform, but you can’t afford to remain silent any longer.