Oftentimes, people think of social media as something to do for leisure. But true leaders find ways to leverage the Web for advancement and success.
Brazen Careerist offers details on how you can optimize your social media profiles to get maximum exposure and help you get that job you’ve been vying for:
Regularly update vital information: If your Twitter bio hasn’t changed since you created your account two years ago, or you haven’t looked at your LinkedIn profile since college, it may be time to refresh. You don’t have to constantly update the answer to Facebook’s question, “What’s on your mind?” (nor should you), but you should make sure you’re staying on top of life changes, keeping job descriptions current and sharing relevant content.
Check in on your social networking accounts periodically to take a pulse on how they’re reflecting you as a professional and as a personal brand. You might want to use a tool like Reppler to help evaluate your social media presence under a professional lens.
Shamelessly post and pin: It does you no good to shy away from sharing your work online. Pin your resume. Post your portfolio on your Tumblr. Don’t miss an opportunity to flaunt your skills, interests or point of view. Potential clients, employers and industry experts are on the lookout for new talent and thought leaders.