How to Use Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

Social media has many different uses, including researching new things to wear and tracking sports. They are useful for those who want to stay informed about current events, politics, etc. Different social media apps, such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, can help people express themselves and get noticed. Especially for those who use social media as a side hustle or even a full time job, social media plays an important role in their lives.

Why is social media so prevalent these days?

In the times we live in, phones, computers, tablets and more have become part of our daily lives. Since the early 2000s, people have relied on social media to stay in touch with the world.

While social media has yet to grow on some people, more than half the world is already using it. The average daily time on social media per day for one person is 2h 27m, which shows how engaged people are with them and how quickly they are changing.

Social media platforms have benefits, whether it’s shopping online, getting information, or making money, and we’ve come to rely on them to meet many of our needs. Some people can be successful on social media, and that’s why they’re so mainstream: when people see they can get famous or make money from them, they’re on them all the time.

5 ways to use social media to find out what your “dream job” is.

1. Create impressive and comprehensive social media profiles and websites

Complete social media profiles and websites go a long way. If you’re applying to a business online and your social media pages and websites don’t look up to date or professional, the likelihood of them hiring you is very low. Beautiful and professional looking pages would suit most businesses.

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2. Rise and Shine

If you want to land your dream job, you have to stand out. You need to shine and be the person companies are looking for. Your dream job will likely be hard to come by, so you need to promote yourself on social media, perhaps by hiring professional photographers or web designers. The more you show what makes you unique, the better your chances of getting noticed. You have to try to stand out, especially if you want to land your dream job. That’s what I try to do with journalism. Sports journalism is my dream job, so for me, practicing writing articles and perfecting my craft can help me a lot.

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3. Know people

No matter how hard you work or how well you do something, sometimes the breaking point for a company or for someone to hire you would be if you know people who have experience in working for which you are applying for. For example, a position like sports management is very difficult to break into, and most sports agents are either former players or people who know someone in a high position. I’m not saying that you absolutely have to know people or have connections, but it’s a definite advantage. For me in journalism, I do not know anyone in the field of journalism but for other professions, it is extremely useful.

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4. Be passionate about what you do

Employers won’t hire you for your dream job if you’re not passionate. This shows employers that you don’t want the job as badly as other applicants. Employers want people who show they want the job and have a good track record in related fields, which social media pages allow you to showcase.

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5. Figure out what your dream job is

The final way to use social media to land a dream job would be to identify what your dream job would be, whether in sports or fashion. For example, I know my dream job is journalism, and one way I could use social media would be to go on LinkedIn and advertise myself. People have different dream jobs, but using social media can really help almost anyone get noticed and land that dream job you’ve wanted your whole life.

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Social media plays an important role in everyone’s life. That’s what this generation is. Instead of looking at a newspaper, we look for information on social networks. We are all guilty of it – I know it.

Everyone has a dream job they want to do, but it’s just that… “Dream Job”. But, if you have organized and professional social media and website pages, the tips mentioned in this article could really help you achieve your goal.

Everyone has a passion, whether that passion is sports, writing, art, etc. If you follow that passion and work hard on that passion, you will succeed.