Think your CV and charming smile are enough to win your potential employer over? According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process. We’ve got some top tips on how to make yourself Insta-ntly more employable using your Instagram page.
Document Your Passion
We’re taking for granted the fact that you’re truly passionate about the industry that you’re soon to enter into… so don’t be shy to show it! If you’re studying musical theatre, post images and videos of the latest stage shows you’ve seen or famous quotes from musicals. If you’re studying architecture, post content about the buildings you’re most interested in. Luckily, if you love what you’re studying, you’re probably already doing this – so keep it up!
Quality Pictures Count
Blurry images and poor lighting won’t say much for your attention to detail. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference the quality of the photos that you post will make when it comes to your employer’s overall impression of you.
Let it Represent Who You Are
Allow your Instagram profile to really show off who you are as a person – your greatest strengths, your personality traits, your likes and dislikes. This can make you a lot more relatable and will help your potential employer get to know you in order to decide whether or not you’d be a good fit at the company.
Think Before You Post
As fun as it was, you probably need to think twice about uploading those photos from the most recent street party you attended. Yes, it’s cool that you won the beer pong tournament and we’re sure your friends will be hella impressed. But we doubt your potential new employee will share the same reaction. Always think before you post – and ask that your friends check with you before tagging you in anything.
More important than anything else, keep it genuine and authentic. By following these simple tips, you can be sure that any potential employer who comes across your profile will only be able to think of you in a positive light. It could be the final push needed to help you land your dream job!