How to Use Social Networks when Looking for a Job

How to Use Social Networks when Looking for a Job

When we discuss job seeking nowadays, the internet is a vast source for gathering information, self-presentation and contacting the potential employer. Specialists representing the personnel selection and consultation company DarbaGuru explain how to search for a job by using social networks.


The most popular and efficient way to tell people about your job experience, skills and competencies, projects developed, interests and values. LinkedIn profile offers you the possibility to summarise and disclose your achievements in a convenient and clear way – work portfolio, publications, awards, certificates, and references from employers or cooperation partners.

Nowadays a LinkedIn profile can fully replace the classical CV. Moreover, both the textual and visual information (photo, video, presentations) can help to better introduce yourself as a field specialist.

Since the working language of LinkedIn is English, you can add “open for new opportunities” or “looking for a new challenge” to the subtitle, thus increasing the chance that the potential employer or recruiter notices you. These messages will also indicate that you are now ready to consider new job offers and you are open to receiving a message on LinkedIn with a job offer.


First of all, make sure that the section “About” contains full information on the education institutions you have graduated from, work places (former or current), place of residence and a short introduction, as well as contact information, if you want to be contacted by phone or e-mail. Remember that you have to separately confirm messages from contacts which are not on your friend list. 

In order to inform people about your job seeking status, you can use a page long, graphically designed CV with icons and diagrams to show your professional competencies, skills and interests. The next step is to ask your followers, friends, relatives and acquaintances to share your post.


Inform people about your job seeking status in a short and concise way (not more than 140 characters). It is important to use hashtags, so that recruiters and potential employers are able to find your tweet. The most popular hashtags in English are #JobListing #JobOpening #Résumé #Freelance; Latvian Twitter users usually use #CV #meklējudarbu #gribustrādāt.

Do not miss the opportunity to find the latest job offers and respond to them on Twitter following the hashtags #teirdarbs #darbs #vakance #prakse.

Before starting your job search on social networks, double check whether the rest of the information on your profile is proper and polite and leaves an impression of you as the best potential candidate. Always reply to incoming messages to demonstrate your professional intentions as a serious job seeker.