Being able to secure the job of your dreams takes a lot. That’s why international students who are serious about landing great jobs go the extra mile. They understand that they need more than fantastic grades and soft skills. Building professional online profiles are equally important so they get to the business of creating them.
How can I do this? You wonder. Well, we’re delighted to show you so, tag along.
- Upload high-quality pictures
- Who is your target audience?
- Upload intelligent content
- Be consistent
- Mind what you post
1. Upload high-quality pictures
Hire a professional photographer to take very good pictures if you have to. If you can’t afford professional services, use a phone equipped with a very good camera. You can take high-quality pictures of yourself for your profile picture. You can also use the same picture on all your social media platforms.
2. Who is your target audience?
Defining who reads your posts will help you to clearly determine what to post and what not to. Knowing specific things about them such as their nationalities, cultures, and interests will help you churn out valuable and highly appreciated content.
3. Upload intelligent content
Uploading intelligent, thoughtful and clever posts gives a very good impression about you. When potential employers check you up on social media, ensure that what they see would be healthy and helpful content.
4. Be Consistent
Making a post today and not making another till the next few weeks or months is not the way to go. It is in your best interest to maintain a consistent online presence to show that you are a proactive and dedicated individual. Similarly, by being consistent, you stay fresh and reliable in the minds of your audiences.
5. Mind what you post
Being mindful of what you post is of utmost importance. Avoid vulgar language and cuss words. Be careful about sharing personal things and discussing sensitive issues like politics, religion and sexuality. This is especially important because your posts are viewed by a heterogeneous audience. Some of them include criminals, fraudsters, terrorists and other potentially dangerous people so be careful about what you post.