Have you ever wondered if using Facebook for your teaching job search can help? The fact is that LinkedIn is considered the most widely used professional networking website and it is also the primary tool for job seekers looking for work or wanting an online presence.
With the growing popularity of Facebook, it too has become one of the hottest job search guides among social media for job seeking professionals.
And while social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter have been designed to be highly social and so, therefore, ideas and communication flow freely among users, you must still be careful about what you share.
Why Use Facebook for Job Search Networking?
Some schools are now using this social media platform as a way to identify and screen potential employees; it is important that they don’t see anything on your profile that could be seen as unprofessional. For similar reasons, it’s also important that your students cannot view anything inappropriate on page.
Social media sites like Facebook can be highly advantageous to your career by elevating your online status. Through posting messages at least once or twice a week that mention your active job search or your interviews in a very positive manner can help you to get the word out about your job search to your contacts. You can also use Facebook to further your professional identity, by posting teaching tips, portfolio items, and blog-like posts about your teaching area.
Tips for Making the Most of Facebook
To make your Facebook page a useful tool for your job search, below are some tips you can use:
When using your Facebook account as a platform for locating or identifying employment opportunities, you can begin by finding schools of interest.
Just type the name of the school on the site’s search bar. Most schools today have their own Facebook accounts, not to mention the fact of being able to find people who work in that school which you can add to your network. You can expand your network to find more relevant information about the school and see if there are potential job opportunities.
Look for other professional individuals to include in your network. Networking is often one of the best ways to connect with other people that can potentially help you locate job leads or recommend you to a school district or organization you are interested in applying for employment opportunities. Facebook can seem more casual than social media platforms like LinkedIn; it is still an excellent method to build a connection through shared interests.
Find People to Start Networking
Do not forget to identify individuals or acquaintances from your past and others from your previous educational endeavors. Locating networking buddies on Facebook is often the most productive way of expanding your professional network and ultimately finding the job you want.
Social media platforms like Facebook have become a convenient venue for people who are looking for jobs and many other purposes. When you use this social media platform correctly, the possibilities are endless. Just make sure you watch out for the things you share on your wall and keep comment professional.