Social media can be a useful tool in your job search. Employers will use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to engage with students and may advertise or highlight jobs using these networks.
Use the Prospects guide job hunting and social media
If you have an account for LinkedIn then you can use the jobs tab to match your skills and preferences to potential roles. You can let recruiters know that you are open to an approach without this appearing to your current network.
Follow potential employers to get job opportunities in your newsfeed.
Use the LinkedIn Alumni tool to find out what previous graduates of your course are now doing.
You can find advice on creating a LinkedIn profile on our Making Applications pages
Get started with LinkedIn
Whether you are new to LinkedIn or you have a profile set-up, use our Get Started with Linkedin short programme to make the most of your online presence, identify job opportunities, connect with recruiters and build your professional brand.
Get started with LinkedIn (student link - DS login)
Get started with LinkedIn (graduate link - personal login)
Debut reverses the job search for students and graduates, letting the employer reach out to you directly. Complete your profile and if your skills and experience match, you may be talent-spotted.
Magnet.me is similar. After signing up and creating a profile you can see which jobs you are qualified for.
Strathclyde Alumni Community
We’d love to find out more about where life has taken you after university and share your #StrathclydeStory with our global alumni community. Get in touch – email@example.com
Managing your digital footprint
Many employers will check a candidate's online profile at some point during the recruitment process. Your digital presence will form part of the the overall impression a recruiter has of you.
- Keep your personal and professional social network profiles separate and make sure your privacy settings are appropriate
- Google your name to see what a recruiter might see - watch out for photos or posts you may have been tagged in
Inside Careers have produced a short guide on managing your online presence
Lawcareers.net have written an article on social media for aspiring lawyers. Much of the advice is applicable to all professions.
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