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How Students Can Effectively Use Social Media

How Students Can Effectively Use Social Media

Social media can be a great source of fun, especially if you’re a youngster. But you should also remember that it’s very much essential for you to develop a good social media profile to build your career in the future. Most of the times, the employers are likely to go through your social media profile and background, before hiring you. So make sure that you use your social networking page in a good way.

If you’re a student and wondering how to extent the social media presence for your career benefits, then here are a few ways of making effective use of your social networking profile:

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Connect with corporates and working people

If you want to connect with your KIK friends and other acquaintances through social networking sites, like twitter or Facebook, make it count. Connect with professionals that you know or your university seniors, who are working with good corporates. This will help you get to understand about the corporate culture, work nature, and even the qualities a person should have for a particular job. This will be of great help to you, once you come out of your university to seek a job. LinkedIn is a great social media platform to connect with professionals and having your own LinkedIn profile will definitely boost your career.

 Use it as a tool for job hunting

If you start following recruiters from various organizations and companies, you would get notified whenever they post any requirement for employees. You also send your profile to a few recruiters and request them to consider your profile when any of their requirements matches with yours. Feel free to start a conversation with them and get to know about their selection process, the number of tests that you need to clear, and many other details. When you’re already thorough with the selection process, getting into a company will be quite easier.

Use it to grow your knowledge

A lot of technical and non-technical organizations have their own social media page and keep updating about their products and progress through their page. You can very well follow a few professional social media pages of interest to you and get to know about their recent products and events. This is a great way to keep yourselves updated and grow your knowledge in the respective field. You can also connect with KIK friends and discuss about various professional and technical issues with them. This will help widen your knowledge and make you a better person.

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Stay committed and display your talents

You might be a good web developer and people wouldn’t know your professional value unless you show them the websites you developed. Start sharing your blog contents, digital design works, and many other professional projects or work experiences to get noticed by professionals. When some professionals or recruiters come across your profile, they might look at your earlier projects and want to talk to you regarding the same. This will open great opportunities for developing your future.

Written by Alice Walker