5 Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Profiles for Job Seeking
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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