How to Use Instagram to Get a Job
Millions and millions of people are using Instagram every day. These users’ accounts can be private accounts or business ones. Companies are turning to Instagram increasingly to promote their work, but also to post opening job positions.
Still, there are not a many people who use this great opportunity, which is a good news for all the people who use Instagram and are looking for jobs.
There are some things you should do to make things going. You want to present to your future employer in the best light possible. If you have a personal account on Instagram, I suggest you open another one. You have to make this account look professional, but not stuffy. It’s really easy to have two separate accounts now thanks to recent changes Instagram has made. Just go into your settings and click add account. This way you can quickly go to your personal and professional account when posting content.
Account should have a short bio about you, who you are and what kind of work you are looking for. Adding that you are job searching can be very helpful. You can link your account to your LinkedIn page. This can look professional too.
Content that you post on this account should present who you are in the business world. It is good to have career based photos because they would like to see your photos if you interact with them on Instagram.
You can also post interesting videos of your earlier work if you have them and photos that show how you accomplished your goals or dreams in your personal life. Once you made your account professional and eye catchy, it is time to choose your target companies and to follow them. If your target companies do not have an Instagram account, try to find people that work with them, and follow them on Instagram. Start your networking with them by making charming comments on their posts, liking their photos and similar things.
Instagram hashtags can be very effective say to get some company stumbles on your account. Just imitate hashtags a company is already using. You do not use too often because you do not want to look unprofessional. It can also turn out distracting and annoying.
Instagram can be a powerful tool because you can learn more from their posts and photos or videos on Instagram then you would normally learn just from their official website. This way you can use some of the things you learned on Instagram to answer the question why you would like to join their firm.
As a job candidate, you will be able to stand out from the crowd, and Instagram gives you this possibility. You just have to use it.
Also, we have to say that more and more recruiters find people that consider job candidate, by using Instagram. Recruiters can get the clearest image of a potential job candidate and can learn more about their background and lifestyle before they even consider to have any interaction with them.