The Truth about Social Media

So you know how when you’re job hunting you always have that moment where you wonder if you should disconnect your social media life? You wonder if you should deactivate your facebook, delete all your tweets, hope to god that when you’re googled those old college videos of you doing stupid stuff don’t show up. Well don’t! Social media can be a great way of finding job opportunities by advertising yourself as an active job seeker. It’s definitely about finding a balance, using your privacy settings effectively, and doing some double-checking to make sure you’re sending the right image. I asked one of our recruiters to address whether some of the concerns you’ve all got are fact or fiction.

You won’t get a job if you have drinking pictures all over your facebook profile
Fiction. While, it’s not suggested that you have an open profile sharing every drinking instance in your life, if you have a good grip on your Facebook security settings, you should be fine.

Recruiters and hiring managers check your twitter.
Fact. Most of the time. I’m too busy to check every person’s twitter account, but I might skim a few. Don’t post anything stupid.

Your facebook and linkedin should match as far as job history goes
Fiction. Personally, I think that Facebook is where my private life is and LinkedIn is where my professional life lives. Be intelligent about what you post and where you post it.

Recruiters and hiring managers use twitter, facebook, and social media to find people for jobs. 
Fact. If I can use something on the Internet to help me find someone that has the qualifications I need for a client, I’m going to use it. Watch what you say and where you say it, because we do.

Recruiters will judge you for your online misspelling and profanity.
FACT! I will judge you for everything that you do, say, and type. If you’re a copywriter/editor and I find mistakes on your profile, I’m going to believe that you’re a bad copy-whatever.

Hopefully that helps clear up some of the questions you job-seekers might have. Comment back if you’ve got a different opinion on this stuff!


About TTS Staffing

TTS is a boutique staffing firm that connects candidates to creative, digital, and financial technology companies in the New York City area. We help build those relationships to get you the results you’re looking for. Whether you’re a client looking to fill a position or job-seeker in search of an opportunity, we’ll find the perfect fit for you. Unlike other staffing firms, TTS is composed of a small team of NYC-based recruiters and account managers--and we’re all in-house. What does that mean for you? As a candidate, it means you’ll receive personal attention tailored to your specific background from one of our experienced recruiters. Oh, you won’t have to worry about getting lost as just another resume in a giant database. But don’t take it from us, see what our candidates have to say. And that kind of personalized attention doesn’t stop at candidates. (So all you hiring managers, we love you too!) Our sole mission is to fill your job with a candidate that makes you look good. Let’s be honest, we know you don’t have the time to sort through a billion resumes, spend hours surfing job boards, and talk through tons of phone interviews. Save that valuable time, and put us to work instead.
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