Getting Hired Through Social Media

In times like these, one doesn’t hear the word “hiring” too often. However, of late, I have come across a few posts which provide an interesting perspective on getting hired through social media. Since most companies these days have started jumping onto the corporate blogging bandwagon, it might be a good idea to deploy social networking to the best of one’s advantage.

One could begin by doing some elementary research about the company’s culture through its blogs (if any), check out the Linkedin and Facebook profiles of its senior and middle management, set Google News alerts, read reviews of the company’s products on online consumer communities.

Something that could work to one’s advantage is that most companies these days look at social media savvy with a lot of appreciation and interest; and of course if not more, you at least have the advantage of familiarizing yourself with the organization.

2 thoughts on “Getting Hired Through Social Media

  1. Ishwar S says:

    Cases of hiring people with social media might be too few to give this space the credit it deserves. My relatively active Linkedin presence has led to my being considered for quite a few roles in startups, through headhunters etc.

    You are right about the fact that companies do see people with a social media insight in different light. Not that they think that it is relevant in the light of the internet penetration in India. Nonetheless you do garner respect for understanding a little more about a space where many are clueless.

    It takes time though, to build a professional social media presence and only once you have a reached a tipping point of sorts, does your profile throw up amongst those who matter.

    Btw congrats on your book. Look forward to picking up a copy

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