5 Tips to Make Your Social Media Profile Appeal to Recruiters

Currently more than 90% of companies use social media like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for recruiting, and for checking out applicants.  Want to get hired?  Be careful to include — and exckeyboardlude — the right stuff.

According to Jobvite, the recruiting software platform, there are five things to remember in building your online presence:

1-Almost all recruiters (86%) will check your social media profiles.

2-Recruiters and hiring managers do not like to see or read of you consuming alcohol or making references to drugs.

3-Avoid profanity, spelling errors (seriously) and posts of a sexual nature.

4-Do include your membership in professional organizations in your profiles and posts.

5-The best way to find your new position is through a referral.  65% of companies pay for referral hires.

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About Kate Perrin

Kate Perrin is CEO of PRofessional Solutions, LLC, the Washington, DC area's only public relations temporary staffing firm. PRofessional Solutions, founded in 1994, was named one of the 25 largest staffing agencies in the metropolitan area in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal. It's also proud sponsor of Washington Women in Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America's National Capital Chapter.
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