If you are in your degree final year in accountancy, you are probably starting to think about what to do next. Searching for a new job can be highly time-consuming and if it’s your first full-time job, you may not know where to start. With 92% of recruiters taking to social media to find the best candidates, this should be one of the key places to start your search.
How to find a job using social media to build your career in accountancy
These are some ways to use social media to find an accountancy role
You can use hashtags on most social media platforms to find jobs, as it will alert you to any posts which contain these details. For example, if you search #accountancyjobs on Twitter, you will see a number of posts from recruitment agencies and job sites. Some are generic, while others are based on location. If you want to make it more specific, you may want to try #accountancyjobs #location (with the specific location you are looking to work).
Social media is a great way to get access to directors of companies or those who deal with the recruitment. LinkedIn is particularly valuable for this purpose. You can use the search function to look for professionals who are responsible for recruitment and drop them a line to ask if they have any openings. It may be the gateway to meeting up with them for a coffee and to discuss what you can offer, even if there are no specific vacancies at that time.
Ask friends and family
How to find a job using social media? Instead of asking your friends individually if anyone knows of accountancy related opportunities, you may want to use social media to put the word out to the masses. Don’t be afraid to ask people to share your update, you never know where it might lead!
It is important to remember that social media really puts you ‘out there’ and many employers look at social media to get an idea of what a candidate is like. If they find your language a little unsavoury or they find your profile filled with photos of nights out spent drinking, they may not look on it too kindly. Whether your security settings are firmed up or not, it is a good idea to keep your social media presence as professional as possible. After all, you really never know who is watching!
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