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

Principal Naval Architect

Due to a demand on their small boat programmes a top defence company are looking for Naval Architects on at both Principal and Senior Level. This is a minimum 6 month contract paying £50 per hour through an Umbrella company. Full details belowPosition DescriptionAn experienced naval architect with a depth and breadth of engineering knowledge. The Principal Naval Architect is a key role in the Small Boats Design team responsible for providing naval architecture capability across a broad spectrum of projects. The Naval Architect will be providing solutions in support of new build, development and post design projects for small craft. This role will:Participate in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to the small boats sector.Conduct naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.Lead individual engineering projects, developing requirements into solutions and providing appropriate engineering evidence for the SDA.Mentoring and providing technical leadership and guidance to other team members. Core DutiesAs a Principal Naval Architect your main responsibilities will involve:-Collate evidence and present solutions so as to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders.Lead engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.Provide sound estimates for engineering work carried out.Providing technical guidance to other team members.Conducting naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.Conducting all activities in a professional manner delivering naval architecture design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestonesParticipating in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to to the small boats sector.Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentationDrafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipientsParticipation in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and tenders as directed by bid the manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work under the authority of the SDA.Maintaining accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken.Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved with a particular task or program of work to ensure all aspects of the naval architecture design solution are considered.Liaison with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of the project or the businessWhen appropriate, the supervision of undergraduates or young persons assigned for training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skillsAdopt a professional approach to all naval architecture design solutions to ensure knowledge and skills keep pace with the technology. Functional Knowledge Qualified to degree level in Naval Architecture /Power craft Design.Already or on course to Professionally Registered (CEng) as a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) or equivalent.Demonstrable knowledge and, ideally, experience in a number of the following:Leading engineering projects.Leading small craft design from concept through to delivery.Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)Vessel powering and performance analysis.Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel bilge etc.3D modelling, ideally using Siemens NX.2D drafting knowledge and experience.Stability analysis, ideally using Maxsurf.GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledgeStructural analysis, both theoretical and using FEA,Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence StandardsConducting and analysing Inclining Experiments.Requirements Capture.Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft.Understanding of the whole vessel design process.Familiarity of naval architectural software, preferably Maxsurf.Experience of CAD software such as AutoCAD, NXAwareness of Product Safety and SHE and the participation in HAZIDs. Business ExpertiseAwareness of LCM process.Awareness of MOD tendering process.Awareness of how marine risk is managed by Class/ Flag State Authority.Awareness of product safety and design for safety. LeadershipProvides technical advice and guidance to other team members on Naval Architecture.Within team seen as authoritative on Naval Architecture Knowledge and the person to go to for assistance.Personal responsibility for his/her own learning and development and to work with the SB Future Products SDA to identify opportunities to increase individual effectivenessManaging own work and knowing when to seek guidanceNo supervisory responsibilitiesProblem SolvingThe job requires the skills to interpret the complex requirements and ensure that naval architecture capability requirements are met. This will require sound problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to produce high quality work in demanding timescales.Develops innovative and creative solutions to problems Nature of ImpactLimited to own job. The individual has product safety and engineering assurance responsibility in the realm of naval architecture.The position will have to take responsibility for all work carried out and provide accurate and reliable information to the SDATo help influence small boats new build projects and provide support to the SB future products SDA. Interpersonal SkillsCapable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, management, and externally.Be comfortable representing a top defence company both in the supply chain and in the customer community.Ability to lead design tasks within own knowledge areas and motivate others.Strong communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.Required to guide and influence others on technical way forwardsRequired to liaise with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of project or the businessGood communication skills, able to understand and explain technical information to others.

Service & Repair Technician

Morson Talent are currently seeking a Service & Repair Technician to join our client in Portsmouth. This position is initially a 3 month contract with the chance of extension. Purpose of the Job: Support, maintain and improve production equipment to maximise manufacturing availability.Responsibilities: To maintain production equipment to ensure maximum uptime target of ?95% availability.To promptly identify root cause of equipment failure and implement subsequent repair.To manage an existing Planned Maintenance system, perform tasks to predetermined schedule.To manage PM system & calibration of production ATE systems.To manage gas regulator servicing and repair.To identify & ensure sufficient spares are available to provide adequate response time regarding component failureTo write technical documents to define procedures, including cell maintenance instructions including defining of TPM schedulesTo liaise with identified external partners/vendors regarding technical aspects of productionSkills Required:Proven Engineering backgroundExperience in a medium to high volume production environment is essentialProven working knowledge of assembly automation including diagnosing pneumatic system logicPractical experience with a hands-on and methodical approach to mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis/analysis with the ability to use diagnostic tools/equipmentExperience of PLC program interrogation would be an advantage.Working Hours: Shift hours will be Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:45 + Friday 08:00 to 12:00 (total 37 hrs/wkIf this role is of interest, please apply with your most up to date CV.

Business Development Professional

Our client are the world's leading provider of Geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. The purpose of the role is to drive business development and sales of a new maintenance based "Smart Tamp" solution within the U.K. focusing principally on direct sales to Network Rail. Smart Tamp is an innovate new concept to enable cost effective design tamping based on survey information reported from the train mounted RILA survey system. Core Activities:- - Manage, develop, maintain and create new client relationships within the railway infrastructure maintenance sector. - Build a strong client facing network and influence stakeholders to develop an in-depth understanding of client's needs and challenges. - Manage and develop new opportunities in the U.K. rail maintenance sector. - Develop a deep understanding of, and further refine, the company's unique value proposition to the rail maintenance sector and apply this from the early phases of client engagement and throughout the sales process. - Proactively manage the funnel of opportunities within CRM to provide a stable and on target order book. - Utilise online business intelligence portals for assist with the role, including Linked-In Sales Navigator, Global Data and Glenigan. - Pro-actively visit clients to develop long term relationships and progress opportunities for work. - Liaise with Communications and Marketing Departments to promote capability externally (events, literature, workshops, website, pod casts and articles). - Assist with developing and updating marketing material for region, including, brochures, projects references, CV's, etc. - Act as bid manger and lead preparation of bids. - Maintain tracking of proposals - Utilise SMART pricing strategies and value propositions to improve bid success. - Inform business strategy with rail maintenance market trends in short, medium and long term to direct and guide business growth and business objectives. Experience:- Working experience and/or background directly relating to the maintenance of operational railway infrastructure. Management experience related to the assessment or maintenance of rail infrastructure. Education:- Degree qualified in a scientific or engineering discipline.

Service Designer

Our client is a major Telecoms provider and they are looking for an experienced Service Designer for an initial 6 month contract. Purpose of role: As a service designer, you will be responsible for the delivery, on-going success and continual improvement of our products and services. You will influence and mentor others and work closely with designers, user researchers and product owners to ensure we are aligned around and continuously improving excellent end-to-end journeys. You will set direction, assure the quality of design delivery across teams and can lead multiple or highly complex services. You'll work with colleagues across Consumer Digital and beyond and be part of a team who develop excellent services for the business. Key Accountabilities: Your time will be split between acting as a 'hands on' service designer, and advocating for the service design profession within and beyond the client. You will lead the design of digital services and set direction for the approach to service design in Consumer Digital both through individual performance and influence in group settings. You will demonstrate senior stakeholder management in all aspects of delivery helping us to bridge silos. You will demonstrate through outcomes while managing and leading others as part of a strong community of practice. You will: ? plan and lead workshops with teams and stakeholders. ? influence working practices and behaviours in teams to support a user centred design approach. ? work strategically on end to end services to deliver improved service outcomes and costed savings. ? understand users and interpret evidence about them to propose services to meet their needs ? communicate complex information and processes across organisational boundaries to build a shared understanding ? Use research insights and data to design solutions responding to challenges, often in collaboration with users, front line staff and other stakeholders. ? develop ideas using sketching, prototyping and iterative design. ? communicate ideas and explain design decisions clearly. ? confidently put forward the case for design and prioritisation to senior stakeholders. ? handle constructive criticism of their work, and constructively review the work of others. ? contribute to design patterns and standards, identifying service patterns. ? work at pace using agile methods in technical and complex environments. ? confidently speak and write about your work. Team management ? Organise the allocation of people to services based on an understanding of their skills and specialisms ? Coach and mentor colleagues, establishing a culture of collaboration and skills sharing ? Rotate inside delivery teams to gain insight and ensure re-usable processes Advocacy ? Promote and communicate the work of Consumer Digital and its projects internally and externally, sharing ideas and best practice ? Foster a collaborative approach to solution delivery and engagement ? Play an active role in the product management community ? Maintain an active digital presence PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 AND ALTHOUGH BASED IN LONDON, WILL BE REMOTE WORKING INITIALLY.

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