Using a #Hashtag is one of the fastest growing ways of attracting the best candidates and for companies to portray themselves as agreeable places to work.
Job searching is becoming more sophisticated and employers are becoming more savvy in the way they present themselves online in social media.
For the job seeker, using a #Hashtag can also be the quickest and most focused way of finding the right place to work.
#LinkedIn, #Instagram and #Facebook are just three of the social media platforms that are key resources for the job seeker and searching for #keywords on these sites will certainly enhance your results.
Today’s labour market is healthy and growing. But it’s also
changing fast. It’s becoming more flexible, more transparent, and
more focused on skills — rather than job titles — than ever. While
these changes have sparked anxiety among some job seekers and
employers, they also present opportunities in the coming decade. Andrew Chamberlain, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Glassdoor
For example: if you are searching for engineer roles you would search social media including LinkedIn and use the hashtag #engineer #electricalengineer #engineerinlondon #engineervacancy
Defining your keywords will be essential for the #Hashtag to be effective.
The #Hashtag for keywords need to be skill based too not just job titles. Skills are listed in job descriptions and person specifications for advertised jobs so including the relevant transferable skills in your #Hashtag search will pull up roles that you may not have considered previously and bring to your attention organisations that have a focus on skills and may be an ideal place to work.
Remembering that recruitment and candidate placement is a two way strategy. The company needs to know that you are the right person for the job and you need to be sure that you are happy with not only the role on offer but also the culture and values that you will be faced with.
Using a #Hashtag you can discover more in depth information that can prepare you for the vital interview and give you topics for conversation and clarity.
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