How to Use Pinterest for Your Job Search
Pinterest is a web-based bulletin board where users “pin” pictures – A LOT of pictures! They pin pretty clothes, foods that make you drool, and home décor. So how would Pinterest come into play when searching for a job? Here’s a few ideas:
Search for companies you want to work for
Most companies – if they’re smart – have figured out the value of Pinterest for marketing and sales. As a job seeker, you can get a sense of the company’s culture and overall tone just by following their pin boards. What insights might you discover?
- Their marketing focus
- How they talk – what language they use – to talk about their products or company
- Company atmosphere – are they casual or suit and tie
Using these simple insights could help show you’ve done your homework and understand the company when you get that interview!
Create a visual representation of your resume
Put your resume on Pinterest as a portfolio. What does that mean? Create a visual representation of your resume or professional experience by creating boards for your work experience, accomplishments, awards, classes/certifications, degrees, even interests and hobbies. If you can find a photo to demonstrate these things visually, you’re creating an eye-catching portfolio that you can share.
Follow College Career Offices
Some schools aren’t on Pinterest yet but you can follow any that are and get some expert job advice i.e. how to dress professionally, job search tips, career search advice.
Seek out Career Experts
There are quite a few independent career experts using Pinterest to help job seekers. Search out your faves (Google search) and follow their boards.
Pinterest is an easy way to find the things that you love and when you’re right in the middle of job searching or just trying to figure out what you want to do when you grow up, it can be a great way to forget about all the stress you’re under!
Create your own boards to make yourself happy and to simply feel good! Before you head out to your next job interview, browse through your motivational pins to put yourself in a confident, happy place. Happy Pinning!
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