One of the most startling stats that you will ever hear quoted is that there are more South Africans that own a smartphone than those that have a toothbrush, and one of the biggest reasons that they have smartphones is so that they can use social media. According to Statista South Africa has 23 million active social media users and 22 million active mobile social media users, and they estimate that by 2023 33% of the population will be using Facebook and 40% will be using one or more social media platform.
Given that South African social media users spend an average of 2 hours and 48 minutes per day on social media (We Are Social) do jobseekers spend any of their time searching for jobs on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter or do they still use the traditional job websites?
Although most employers and recruitment agencies still use social media in the same way as job websites, jobseekers need to take a different approach to searching for jobs on social media, as well as making their social media profiles more attractive to recruiters who are likely to check them out even if you do not respond to their job posts on social media. So on today’s #JobAdviceSA chat we are going to discuss exactly how jobseekers should be using social media to improve their chances of getting a job. Here are the questions:
Q1. How can you use Facebook to search for a job?
Q2. What are the best ways to find jobs on LinkedIn?
Q3. How can Twitter help you find a job?
Q4. What other social media networks or instant messaging apps can you use to find jobs?
You can answer any of the questions using A1, A2, A3, etc, or ask any other questions you might have, using the hashtag #JobAdviceSA.
We look forward to chatting with you later!