Social Media Day | How to use social to boost your job search opportunities

Social Media Day | How to use social media to boost your job search opportunities
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by Jessica Tabinor on

It’s Social Media Day tomorrow and to celebrate the occasion, we thought we would put together our top tips for getting the most out of your job search using social channels. 

According to a survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring an individual and 57% admit that they are less likely to offer an interview to an individual if they do not have an online presence. 

This list is by no means exclusive, but just a couple of ideas on how you can use social media to get a job and boost your chances of opportunities coming your way. The chances are if you’re looking for a job at the moment and you’re only using social media to share pictures of your lunch, you’re doing it wrong. 

First up… 


LINKEDIN

Known as probably one of the most useful tools to use when you are searching for a new role. LinkedIn can help you connect with future employers, network, build your brand and basically act as an online CV. 

The first and most important factor to check off is to ensure that your information is up-to-date and that it shows you and your work experience, in the best light possible. This includes:
  • Having a catchy bio written up to engage the reader from the beginning
  • Including an up-to-date list of your experiences and past employment responsibilities
  • Your education and skills section up-to-date and tailored to the role you would like to secure the job in
  • A number of endorsements to show you know what you’re talking about
  • Relevant interests listed 
  • Most importantly, your contact details. Because you need to make it super easy for a recruiting manager/recruiter to contact you
Secondly, you need to ensure you remain an active user of LinkedIn and engage with your network. Like, comment, share, whatever you fancy. Just make sure you get your name out there. 


TWITTER

Similarly to using LinkedIn, to increase the chances of job opportunities coming your way, you need to engage in conversation as much as possible. If you attend an event related to your field, tweet about it. Written a blog? Share it! 

TOP TIP: Use hashtags that are related to your field to highlight your tweets to the most relevant people! 


KEEP IT PROFESSIONAL

It’s great to share as much as possible, but it’s also very important to remember that many companies have access to your social media accounts and when considering you for a position, they can check out what you’ve been posting. Make sure you refrain from posting anything that could be taken the wrong way or could go against you.  


CREATE AN ONLINE CV OR PORTFOLIO

Depending on your industry, creating an online portfolio on websites such as PortfolioBox can be a great way to showcase your skills and achievements. From there you can include the link on your other social accounts for consistency, you can even include it as a link on your CV. Not only does it show your commitment to the industry, it shows that you have a good knowledge of IT and key trends too.


JOIN SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS 

Joining a variety of groups relating to your career interests is a great way to network and meet more people within the industry who could open doors for you. You never know, some people may even post job opportunities directly to the page so you will find opportunities that you otherwise wouldn’t have found.


Whilst social media can go a long way in helping you secure your dream job, your CV is important too. Read our top tips to CV success here

And when you’re ready, browse Morson’s job opportunities to kick-start your job hunt and progress your career. 


Cx Jobs

Electrician

Vital are engaged with a Main-Contracting Client who have exciting new projects starting in 2021!We will be delighted to hear from Electricians for a variety of works including Commercial, Fit out and General Building Services. Please forward your CV and ECS along with any other certs for consideration or text Susie on 07703613159 and we will follow-up with you.

Electrician

Vital are engaged with a Main-Contracting Client who have exciting new projects starting in 2021!We will be delighted to hear from Electricians for a variety of works including Commercial, Fit out and General Building Services. Please forward your CV and ECS along with any other certs for consideration or text Susie on 07703613159 and we will follow-up with you.

Procurement Manager - Raw Materials and Packaging

Title: Procurement Manager - Raw Materials and Packaging Location: Northwich Salary: £45-50k Job overview The Category Manager for Raw Material and Packaging is responsible to the Head of Procurement for delivering the category strategy for Raw Materials and packaging. The Category Manager works closely with the respective Heads of Operations to ensure that suitable contracts are in place to meet operational demand. By working collaboratively with the sites, the operational requirements will be delivered and the opportunities for improved ways of working identified.Key responsibilities Developing a category strategy for raw materials and packaging. Identifying stakeholders and implementing stakeholder management plans to assist in developing the category strategies and operational performance.In developing category strategies identify cost optimisation opportunities and contribute to the broader corporate cost optimisation agenda.Report on Procurement performance against agreed service levels.In conjunction with business leads, as identified in the category strategy, undertake contract management of the suppliers within the category.Implementing Procurement processes and procedures - managing the inputs and responses to the procurement requests from site.Working with the Procurement team to deliver a matrix solution to deliver demand fulfilment. Working collaboratively with Procurement colleagues will help facilitate operational effectiveness.Work with Strategic Procurement to refine Procurement processes and ways of working, including the development of Procurement performance metrics and reporting.Become the P2P subject matter expert for all raw materials and packaging requests and orders; provide guidance and assistance to the business requisitioning community. Liaise and support Operational Procurement in the development and improvement of Procurement systems including P2P.In conjunction with Head of Procurement develop post-contract award contract management and supplier engagement and review. Candidate experience MCIPS or equivalentBachelor's degree in Procurement/ Business/ Finance3+ years in Procurement / Supply chain roles.Manufacturing background or background with mix of direct and indirect spend.Experience of electronic tendering and contract management.Experience of Procurement transformation. For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on / 07966-.531-.875

Environmental Advisor

Our client Scottish Power are seeking an Environmental Advisor for a long-term on-going contract based in and around Central Scotland. Accountabilities: * Maintain and improve internal Environmental Management System to obtain and preserve ISO 14001 accreditation. * Provide support and advice to project team prior and throughout construction period to achieve compliance with the statutory environmental requirements. * Sustain and improve Environmental Procedures to identify and respond to emerging environmental legislation relevant to construction activities. * Provide proactive, specialist guidance and advice regarding environmental controls, constraints and legislation specific to the project. * Develop and implement new methods, techniques and practices to improve environmental performance. * Develop an Environmental Management Plan for the project ensuring that the findings of the surveys and any licences are included. * Liaise directly with regulators/ stakeholders (such as, but not limited to: SNH, RSPB, SEPA, Fisheries Board, Local Authorities) throughout the project. * Manage environmental monitoring and inspection programs to effectively document operational performance, compliance and prepare timely reports required for both internal and external distribution. * Support the investigation and reporting of environmental incidents. * Prepare environmental information to meet annual and ad-hoc reporting requirements. * Develop and deliver environmental training and awareness initiatives. * Review Contractors' environmental documentation with particular emphasis on environmental regulations and requirements. * Assist with or prepare waste management plans and other environmental documentation for site activities. * Monitor and report on site waste management activities. * Support the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments either by direct input or managing external consultants. * Support engineering and construction teams to meet or comply with environmental conditions specified by local planning authorities and other legal/ statutory agreements. Skills, Knowledge & Experience * Proven experience of environmental management, including working knowledge of ISO 14001, environmental auditing, and dealing with the environmental regulator, ideally within a commercially focused utility, service or construction business. * Educated to a degree level in a relevant environmental discipline is essential. * Environmental Auditing qualification is desirable. * In-depth knowledge of current and developing environmental legislation is essential. * Experience, knowledge and good understanding of ecological and hydrological aspects on construction sites * Membership of Professional body relevant to this role is desirable. * Strong influencing and consulting/ communication skills. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Confident speaker. * Sound planning and analysis skills - anticipate problems and plan solutions. * Experience of collaboration with contractors. Minimum Criteria * Degree in an environmental discipline * CSCS card or Safety Passport * ScotishPower Authorisation WI-2 * Current valid driving licence * 3+ years' Experience in on site Environmental Role within an engineering or construction related environment * Computer Literacy & working knowledge of Microsoft Packages

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