The power of social media

Social media can be a useful tool to help you find out information about a potential job and your employer. Websites like Linkedin and Facebook allow you to get connected to people easily, and you can communicate your questions through these venues. Sometimes, it is also possible to find out about job openings through friends or contacts, so good practice would be to explore any potential job opportunities in your professional and social networks.

Social media can also work the other way around – your reputation both online and offline is very important. The industry you may be applying for may have many interconnected people, and a potential employer may know your previous boss or even your friends and colleagues. You should be aware of what you post online on social media websites, as it is very easy for employers to do an online search on your name and profile.