12 most indispensable social media to-dos before your job interview

How checking out the company’s social media profiles, looking up current employees and Googling yourself can help you land the job of your dreams.

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Social media is part of the job search process. You should use social media to help you find job openings and target specific companies.

And once you score that interview, don’t forget the power of social media.

1. Check the business’ social media profiles.

Do your research. It’s important to walk into a job interview informed. Start with the company’s website and move to its social media sites. It’s easiest to find the social media sites through the company’s official website.

2. Do a Twitter search.

Check to see what other people are saying about the company. See how the company uses Twitter. Does the company have a sense of humor? Is it active? Has it failed to tweet for the past two months?

3. Look up the individual(s) interviewing you.

Check out the interviewer’s personal and professional social media sites to get a better understanding of who he is and what he’s looking for. Learn how he uses social media and his specific role at the company.

4. Look at the company’s Pinterest boards.

Pinterest often gives a unique window into a company. It can display the company’s culture in photos. The fact that a company has Pinterest boards at all says a lot about the company.

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