Have you tried looking for work on Instagram? There are over 1 billion active users on Instagram, but there are only a few people taking advantage of this form of the social network when seeking a job.believe it or not Instagram can be a great tool for finding a job.
Think of it as another way to showcase your knowledge and skills or an extension of your resume. In this article, we go over how to use Instagram for a successful job seeking, and we hope you find it helpful.
Prepare Your Instagram Account
You may already have a personal account on Instagram, but we recommend that you create a separate account for job seeking. It’s really easy and will help you to keep your work life separate. Write a professional bio that highlights your talents and mentions that you are looking for a job. Include links to your other social accounts or your website.
75% of employers look up candidates on social media. About 63% of firms surveyed said they are less likely to interview someone if they can’t find anything about them online. In this case, building a social media presence is just like creating a credit for yourself.
Instagram is a visual platform, so keep that in mind while creating content. Show the potential employers that you are passionate about your work. Use your account to showcase your creativity, post interesting content, such as industry information and motivational quotes. Be sure to include hashtags similar to the ones used by the company you are interested in, but don’t overuse. Just use a few hashtags to punctuate keywords.
You can take a look at other profiles for inspiration and examples of what’s working to increase audience. It should go without saying, but do not post anything contentious or illegal.
Engage with companies
While setting up a business account, search for and follow the companies related to the industry that you are interested in. Begin to engage with them by comments, tags, and likes. Being active on your account will keep you on the employer’s radar. Many companies use Instagram for marketing job ads. Sometimes employers post positions that aren’t advertised anywhere else.
Following a company’s Instagram account will give you a great insight into their culture. So you get to see a different perspective of a business and their real personality. Examining their Instagram can help you find out if you are a good fit. Can you see yourself as a part of their team? Also, referencing something from a company’s Instagram account in an interview shows them that you went beyond in your research and put you ahead of the competition.