Job search on social media

Social media is becoming increasingly important in the job search process, not only for those looking for a new job, but also for employers. Companies such as NECON are active on social media, both to advertise and look for potential candidates. This gives several opportunities and challenges for you as a job seeker.

Be aware of how you portray yourself on social media. If party photos are the first thing to pop up when someone googles you, it can be unfortunate. There is no problem that some party photos come up. Still, if it dominates the search result, it could give potential employers a wrong impression of you. Remember that you can choose which information should be visible to who on social media.

It is also important that you distinguish between the different social media networks. Where LinkedIn primarily is a career network, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are more meant for personal use. Know your audience and customize the activity accordingly.

Show who you are through a neat and up-to-date profile. Although employers do research on social media, LinkedIn sails forward as perhaps the most important channel. Post all courses, educations, qualifications, skills, etc. The more up-to-date your profile is, the higher the likelihood that you will pop up in searches for potential employers. In the digital world, IT skills are essential. Therefore, remember to make this clear and visible!

Think about the language. If you only use English on LinkedIn, for example, it can turn out to be unfortunate if a Norwegian employer searches for you. Let's say your title is "Marketing Manager." Then you should also write your Norwegian title, such as "Markedsansvarlig." Then you show up in both English and Norwegian searches. This applies not only to your title but to all the information you publish.

Networking on social media is also incredibly important. Follow, like, comment and share the posts of companies you would like to work for. Connect with associates and others you have a relationship with. By being active, showing commitment and interest in the business, you have a much higher chance of being noticed.

" Most are hardworking, takes the initiative, and are result-oriented. At least in the job applications. We recommend dropping these clichés and rather tell you who you really are. "

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– It was a great compliment when NECON contacted me. It is difficult to get through and land such a job.

Cato Spjeld

- System developer and testing engineer

NECON – Your resource partner for
engineering and project services.