Considerations for Your Social Media Accounts When Job Hunting

It’s definitely a “whole new world out there” when job searching due to public and private social media accounts and other technical options.

Consider the following recommendations:

Select an email address just for your job search. Be sure it is a professional email address…not a cute one with hugs or kisses, a reference to materialism (i.e. diamondjane@……) or a personality flaw announcement (i.e.meankaren@……).

Avoid posting photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn that will present a more casual or a more personal look than you want as your professional image.

Be careful what you “like” on Facebook. You could lose a job opportunity (even the opportunity to interview for the job) with a “like” for a controversial project or event.

Be equally careful what you post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media platforms. Policies and laws remain unclear regarding what may be searched and/or considered from an applicant or an employee’s social media accounts.

Select settings that will block views of information that could potentially impact your career, including political views. You want it to be your choice if you decide not to work for a certain company or industry rather than having a prospective employer “x” you because of a posting.

These guidelines will help protect your privacy and may help you to find just the right job!

Julia Aguilar


Key Reasons Clients Choose to Work With Staffing Companies

Some companies, particularly smaller companies, work with staffing firms on the majority of their job openings. Others contact staffing firms only after not finding the right candidate through their own recruitment efforts.  And, of course, many use staffing firms for temporary replacements and special projects.

A report shared by the American Staffing Association provided the following reasons for working with staffing firms. Some respondents selected several reasons thus the well above 100% number.

47%        Opportunity to gauge the fit before making a regular or long-term hire

41%        Gain access to more candidates

38%       Ability to fill positions quickly

32%       Flexibility to easily change size of workforce based on project load

26%       Access to talent with specialized skills

The flexibility provided by working with a staffing firm can save time and money for businesses whether for regular long-term employees, temporary needs for special projects or particularly heavy workloads, or for short-term replacements to cover vacations or various leaves.

Julie Aguilar