Top 3 Things Employers Look For In Your Social Media Accounts

Top 3 Things Employers Look For In Your Social Media Accounts

Social recruiting is becoming the new way of life. Before you’re even considered for a job managers and recruiters are now using social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to see who you truly are beyond your resume. Of course having an amazing resume is crucial, but it’s not the only aspect employers take into account when deciding who they want to hire. Today, we are here to tell you the top 3 things employers look for in your social media accounts.

  1. Are you who you say you are?

Employers don’t want to just see what your social life is like. They are looking to see if your social media accounts reflect who you say you are on your resume and cover letter.  They want to see if everything you say you’re qualified in, corresponds to what you have on your social media accounts. LinkedIn is huge when it comes to this matter! First of all if you don’t have a LinkedIn account, I would highly recommend jumping on bandwagon and creating one! LinkedIn is the place to connect and show off all your accomplishments on a more professional level. Employers tend to look at their candidate’s LinkedIn profiles to see if qualifications and previous job experience reflects their resumes. They want to make sure you are consistent in your overall personal brand representation.

  1. Mindful Sharing

Nothing is private.  When you are about to post something even questionable on social media, think to yourself “Would I really want my boss to see this?”. If the answer is no, don’t do it! Sure, social media is a great place to express who you are and what you love to do in your free time, but there is always a time and place to post these things. Maybe think twice about posting a picture of you and Sally clearly intoxicated on your instagram.  

Employers will look to your social media accounts to see if what you’re posting is professional and appropriate. No employer wants to hire someone who could potentially give their company a bad reputation. Seeing inappropriate images or foul words on a potential candidates social media is a huge red flag. To avoid misrepresenting yourself, think through what you want to share with the world…Because in today’s day in age nothing is private and nothing is ever truly deleted.

  1.  Are you a good fit to the company culture?

Employers want to get a feel of who you truly are beyond the resume and cover letter. They want to see if you would be a good fit to their company culture. One way to quickly see if you match their culture is by checking your social media accounts. This is the best way for employers to see what your hobbies are outside of the professional workplace. Whether its a picture of you by the pool with your dog or communicating with a friend on twitter. Employers are able to get a better sense of you are as a person, rather than just a bland description of you on your resume. Like they always say, a picture is worth a thousand words! Social media has the power to give employers that intimate view inside your social life. This tends to be a deciding factor when it comes to the hiring process. Employers want to make sure you are a good fit for the company and that the company is a good fit for you.

 

So instead of overthinking what you should post to your social media accounts, remember to just post content that positively promotes who you are as a person. Be true to who you are and give employers absolutely no reason as to why they shouldn’t hire you!

 

The Reason Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Delivering

The Reason Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Delivering

You’ve decided to spend money on Facebook Ads, but after spending a chunk of change – you’re not getting the results that you’d like to see. Here are some of the reasons why your ad might not be performing to the best of its ability:

1. Budget

It’s just as easy to under-spend as it is to over-spend on Facebook. Your ad performance hinges on finding the sweet spot when it comes to your budget. Ultimately, the more you spend, the more results you will get. But if your targeting is off, you can spend WAY too much for way too little results. That’s why it’s important to do your research before placing your ad. We always recommend starting on the lower end of your budget, and working your way up every week/month until you find that sweet spot.  Continue reading “The Reason Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Delivering”

New Feature: MailChimp Landing Pages

New Feature: MailChimp Landing Pages

Best known for email marketing, MailChimp is many marketers’ go-to service for email communications. The platform has been expanding their services and has now added Landing Pages. In their blog post announcing them, they state that they noticed an increase in complexity for e-commerce store owners – so they created a simplified option for their users.

If you are familiar MailChimp, you’ll notice that the landing pages are set up in the same easy drag-and-drop style. This allows non-designers to easily build customizable pages. A great perk MailChimp offers is that there is no limit to the number of landing pages you can create. This means that you can make as many customized landing pages for the different offers or products you would like to promote to your audience. Continue reading “New Feature: MailChimp Landing Pages”

How To Create A Lead Form On MailChimp

How To Create A Lead Form On MailChimp

Email marketing can do wonders for your business. It allows you cut through the noise of the competition, build trust with your ideal customers, and reach your audience in a more personal place. But is your email doing what you need it to do? Does it have a clear call to action that leads them to the next step?

Leading subscribers to your website can sometimes be what loses them. In our busy lives, people want a clear and concise experience from the first click. In comes the great Lead Form. MailChimp allows you to create simple, straight-forward lead forms that can greatly benefit your marketing efforts. They are customizable and easy to make! Keep reading to learn how to simply create a lead form with MailChimp:

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A Note From Our Owner: Buzzwords That Should Die

A Note From Our Owner: Buzzwords That Should Die

I’m pretty sure it’s just because I’m over the age of 30 (okay… 40….. or….), but Buzzwords are this thing in business that resonates with me like a mosquito that shows up on a muggy day and won’t go away. No matter how many times you swat at it and try to squish it. Often, I find myself wondering how they even get started? Then, I find myself wondering how long we have to suffer through their longevity. Last, I’m reminded that even though they go away for a time, they often come back around… once people have forgotten them… as if they were some new hip original term… and we have to go through the whole process again.

Just to be clear, I’m all for coming up with new and innovative ways to say or state something (I mean, of course… I’m a lifelong marketer), but there is so much information showing up on the “digital highway” that I quite frankly can’t keep up with, I’m really starting to miss the old adage: “Just say it” (or as I like to say “spare me the rhetoric and get to the point”).

Here are a few words I’d like to see go away… at least for now (wishful thinking…I know): Continue reading “A Note From Our Owner: Buzzwords That Should Die”

How To Use Trello For Your Social Media Content Calendar

How To Use Trello For Your Social Media Content Calendar

Do you find yourself scrambling at the last minute to come up with social media posts for your business? Are you sending out e-blasts on the fly? If so, there is a good chance that you aren’t capitalizing on your content marketing plan! Creating a content calendar for your business’s marketing plan is extremely crucial to your success. It helps keep you organized, ensures that your messages stay consistent, and guarantees that every post is a true representation of your brand.

You can use content calendars for all of your digital marketing efforts such as social media posts, blog posts, email communications, YouTube videos… you name it! There are numerous scheduling platforms that offer this capability as well, but unfortunately can come at a high price point and don’t offer customizability. That’s where Trello became a key player for us. We use Trello to organize many facets of our digital marketing plan, but in this post, we’re going to dive into how we use it for our social media calendars:

First, a little bit on why we love Trello for content calendars…

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Reach Your Audience With Email Marketing

Reach Your Audience With Email Marketing

Email marketing is a great tool for all businesses to use. It is a marketing technique that allows you to communicate with your audience directly to their inbox that most users check daily. According to The Radicati Group, more than 3.7 billion people globally used email as of January 2017, and the growth isn’t going to slow down in 2018.

Email marketing could be the way your business cuts through the noise of busy social media platforms and algorithm changes that hurt business accounts, but it’s a delicate dance. If you come across too spammy, emailing your audience too frequently, or simply sending irrelevant content, they are just one click away from the dreaded unsubscribe. Follow these three tips to make email marketing work for your business: Continue reading “Reach Your Audience With Email Marketing”