When it comes to applying for jobs, there are many avenues nowadays to get your resume seen. Facebook is one of the newest ways to search for jobs and to apply for jobs. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when applying to jobs on Facebook.
Attach a Resume
When you apply to a job, it will pull job information from your Facebook profile and it may not have the correct information or not enough information. Add the jobs you want the employer to see with a resume, even include a cover letter specifically for the job you are applying for. If you don’t attach a resume or have accurate job history for the employer to see, you may be removed from the pile of potential candidates.
Always double check and make sure your contact information is correct and up to date. It is better for the employer to reach you directly instead of through Facebook Messenger.
When applying to jobs on Facebook, the employer will have a link that will lead them to your profile. They will only be able to see what is made public. If you are looking for jobs on Facebook, you may want to consider updating your profile picture to an appropriate picture that you would think an employer would appreciate. A profile picture in poor taste can hinder your chances of moving forward in the interview process, even though you may have a stellar resume.
Answering All Questions Asked
On most job postings, the employer will ask a few questions that are optional to respond to. RESPOND TO THEM! This area will give you a chance to use your voice. Check your punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Stand out from your other job applicants with insightful answers. The questions asked are not required and can easily be skipped if you are going through the job posting quickly. Even though they may not be required, they are there for a reason and the reason is to sort out who wants the job more. There could be hundreds of other applicants and one more thing you do perfectly will put you higher on the pile for an interview.