It’s said a picture can say a thousand words, and in terms of our social media profiles we should consider the picture we are portraying to the world, and in particular, to potential employers. We’ve all been told we should take care not to place content that will portray us in a bad light, but do we take this warning seriously enough?
It is now common practice when hiring to view a candidates various profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and we should all consider our social media footprint, especially when entering the job market. Though apprentices may be well known for having fun, it’s never wise to put all your escapades up for everyone to see. All of your Tweets, Posts, Shares, even your email address, are projecting an image of you and your character.
It’s not all bad though, we can use social media to help us land that job, as well as contributing to discussions in your field and networking with others.
Here are some tips to presenting yourself on social media.
Basically, use your common sense think about your future career when posting anything is always a good idea. Remember you want to show the best version of yourself. You may want to tidy up images or adjust your privacy settings. Don’t let your social media profile hold you back!
If you are considering an apprenticeship call Smart Employment Solutions today to find out how we can help you on 13 30 24