1: Your social media profiles
First, make sure your social media profiles (and I mean everyone) look complete and professional.
Make sure they provide all relevant information about you, especially your academic background and work experience. Your profile photo is also very important and will probably help you a lot.

More and more employers are increasingly examining the profiles of their prospects in social networks in order to get an idea of ​​the type of person they are dealing with. This can be a very important factor in deciding whether to get involved or not. It's a good idea to think again before posting a new update or photo in your profiles.


A recent study found that "37% of employers use social media to select potential candidates" and "34% of employers who analyze social media profiles said they found content that prevented them from hiring candidates. " Employers who have fired applicants after scanning their social media profiles are:

- indications of alcohol and / or drug use
- proof of lack of communication skills
- I speak badly from previous employers.
- he was discriminatory about race, gender or religion
- lied about your qualifications.

So when you're looking for a job, it's best to eliminate the elements that put you in an unfavorable position, while highlighting your achievements and your best qualities.
Another tip is to publish content from time to time that relates to your area of ​​activity, which shows that you are interested in your work and passionate.

2: start a blog / website
When I recently hired a graphic designer for a leading media company in Tanzania in a project, I asked a potential candidate to just send me their portfolio online and use it as a review criterion. ,
It's extremely important to create your own website where you can present your work portfolio to create a resume that anyone can view. Make sure you include links to your blog or website in all your social networking profiles for easy access.

If you have the time (and knowledge of the subject), you can try to create your own blog that deals with questions related to the workspace of your choice. In this way, you can share your blog posts on social networks and show potential employers that you know a lot about a topic and that you are very dedicated and passionate. Now you also have a website where you can direct people from your social media accounts. It also shows that you have the initiative and that you are really interested in what you are doing, which can make a big impact and differentiate you from jobseekers.

3: Network and commitment
The best way to find new employment opportunities is through the network. Social media provides an easy way to meet new people and build relationships with them. Try to use social media to talk to new people, communicate with them through comments, share and "love" and be as active as possible. You never know when you can help someone who can help you find a good job, or even someone who can provide you with expert advice and support.

He likes and follows companies that interest him, and participates in discussions about his field of activity to show that he has the theme and can offer real value to potential employers.
You can also try to become a person to answer the questions and publish great content (which does not have to be yours).

4: LinkedIn
LinkedIn is probably the first choice for everyone when it comes to using social media to find a job.
This platform has become so popular in Tanzania and can connect with many potential employers from all sectors and industries.
First, you need to make sure your profile is perfect: a great profile picture, up-to-date information on past qualifications and achievements, and a full list of your previous work experiences and links to your colleagues social media profiles, websites or blogs.
You can also link your blog to your LinkedIn profile so that all your latest posts are posted there as well.

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