Social Media Etiquette for Job Seekers

October 22, 2012

Career Advice

These days everyone is on social media including companies that you want to work for, like Spectrum Brands. That’s both good and bad – it’s another way for you to “break in” and ask questions, but it’s also another venue in which you have to make a good impression. Here are our tips for perfect etiquette online.

Don’t Beg…
We’re not kidding. People have written on our Facebook wall saying simply, “I need a job.” It’s not our job to find you a job. It’s our responsibility to see if you’re a good fit for a position in which you’ve already applied for. Do your research and find a position on our careers site, then you can reach out to us.

But Do Keep in Touch.
We love to hear if you’ve applied for a job or especially if you’ve landed a job at Spectrum Brands! If you have any questions about the application or interview process, feel free to post it to our Facebook wall or send us a tweet @Spectrum_Brands.

Do a Social Sweep…
If you plan on interacting with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, make sure that your profiles are professional and appropriate. When starting a job search, it’s best to clean up your profile pictures, be more aware of your status updates, and perhaps double-check your security settings.

Then Make a Good Impression.
Social networks are more casual than a formal interview, but you still keep things professional. Use correct grammar, ask intelligent questions, and avoid inappropriate language.

How you do you use social networks during a job search? Comment below or get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Image by KEXINO at Kexino.com.

 

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $4.2 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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