It's no secret I'm applying for jobs. I tweet about it a lot, I submit as many as I can on nights I don't have excessive amounts of homework and I try to network as often as I can.
Most of the jobs I'm looking at are in the social media field, but I'm also looking in sales, marketing, digital strategy positions, corporate communications and almost anything else I can get find. Every job description says something along the lines of:
"proficient/expert/knowledge of Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, etc., etc., etc..."
The problem is, how to set yourself apart from every other person who can use them. What did I think of last night? Combining some of them!
I pinned my LinkedIn page last night. Then I tweeted about it. And get this--people FAVORITED it. I took that as an implicit, "you're doing something right..."(hopefully...)
I've never heard of anyone doing this. I'm not sure what to expect. That's exactly the same as the rest of the job process though--I've never done it and I don't know what to expect. My thought process: why not?
As a college senior, you can take classes and get help on how to apply for jobs, but no one really has any specific advice on how EXACTLY to get a job. It's all so wishy-washy. There's no map. You write your resume and cover letter and send it out places. Every email says basically, "Don't call us, we'll call you because of our high volume of applicants..." AKA "May the odds be ever in your favor..."
I'm not really sure what to expect, but hey, this is another way I can try to get my name out there. If it helps my resume and name potentially find it's way to someone's desk, I'll take it!
Here's to applying for jobs and doing whatever it takes to landing one!