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From Likes to Hires: 4 Ways to Use Social Media to Improve Your Employability

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

In today's digital age, Social Media is an essential tool for young people looking to improve their employability skills. By using Social Media effectively, you can build your professional network, showcase your experience, and stay up-to-date on industry news. With more young people getting online everyday, it is easy to work on your employability skills whilst being online. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Create a professional Social Media profile - your Social Media profile is something that potential employers will see, so it's important to make a good impression on them. Take a professional headshot for your profile photo, keep your profile information up-to-date, and build up your personal brand.

Follow relevant companies and organisations - it is good to stay up-to-date on industry news and trends by following companies accounts on Social Media. You will also be able to find out about new job opportunities with your favourite organisations and participate in conversations with people working at these companies.

Exhibit your work and expertise - you could post the blog posts that you have written, share videos of your work, or upload your certificates and awards. By sharing your work, you'll show potential employers that you're knowledgeable and passionate about your field.

Join online communities - there are many online communities for people in all different industries, whether you’re an industry newbie or are already paving your way. Joining these communities is a great way to network with other professionals, learn new skills, and get advice on your career.

By using social media effectively, you can enhance your employability skills and improve your chances of landing your dream job by gaining a competitive edge.

Are you looking for more help on how to increase your employability? Get in touch with us at or drop us a message on @OpenLensMedia on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn!



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