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Using Social Media To Land Entry Level Entertainment Jobs
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Using Social Media To Land Entry Level Entertainment Jobs

If your dream is to land a job in the entertainment industry, you may want to leverage social media to find those highly prized entry level entertainment jobs. Social media, as I’m sure everyone is aware of, can be a powerful tool to reach friends of your friends, and friends of theirs, and find the right connection to that dream position.

The big three (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) already have all of the major companies present on them and can serve as a good research platform for would be hires. They also can provide connections to key people within the organization that may help you get a job.

Social media gives job seekers the opportunity to find out virtually everything there is to know about a company, then they can use that information for effective tailoring of a resume or interview. By simply mentioning information the company may have posted, on say their facebook page, shows you care enough to pay attention to the goings on of the company on a daily basis. Any information leverage you have over the competition can improve your chances dramatically.

To be able to talk directly to a hiring manager in the past was hugely impossible, unless you secured an interview. With the social connection you can research who is in charge of hiring and send a message or tweet directly, or maybe get a formal introduction from one of the new connections within the network you've made. It was never easier to get on the bosses desk than now.

When you harness the power of the social network, you must realise that if you get the interest of a potential employer, they may wish to do some social research on you also. Your online presence or profile on the big three should be kept positive and respectful. You should always try to carry yourself in a professional manner. However, all of us have made mistakes and if you have, there are services available that can in fix these type of problems and clean up your profile.

Ninety One percent of employers screen applicants by searching social networks and 68% of them have used what they find to determine their decision. So if your profile and application don't match or you have bad mouthed a previous employer, or you show alcohol abuse and make discriminatory comments online. Know that these actions on social media profiles can be hazardous to your job hunting and be the difference between you being hired or not.

Just watch your comments on your pages as well as other peoples pages and do not make derogatory posts to blogs and forums. All of your social media use can be audited for the good and the bad, so be aware of your online identity, so that you can land that entry level entertainment job.


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