Furthering your Accountancy Career with Social Media…
In a world where half our lives seem to be conducted online, the business world is catching up with all the ways it can connect to customers and indeed, each other. You can use this to your advantage when looking at accountancy careers after your studies. Starting work life after studies can often start with looking for a new job so here’s your chance to get ahead of the game and make social media work for you.
- Your Profile
Clean up your social media accounts so that any that are public are professional and a good representation of yourself. Remember to check your privacy settings for any personal accounts as companies do look at them. It’s advisable to have a suitable profile picture even if your account is private. Use sites like LinkedIn to create a great professional profile that showcases your transferable skills.
Make contacts through social media groups, either on pages about a certain accountancy topic you are interested in or various institutes and company pages. This is a great way to talk to like-minded people whom may be able to help you in your job search. You should also add plenty of recruiters on LinkedIn. Often, these recruiters will try and connect with people on their LinkedIn so you can use this to your advantage during your job search.
Use a company’s social media page to check out the latest news and updates. You will really impress in an interview if you are aware of the current issues affecting the company and you are interested in their business.
Follow companies on Twitter and Facebook as they often tweet when new jobs come up. In a world where it’s easy to spend endless amounts of time trawling through jobsites, let the adverts come to you. It also means you won’t miss out if there is an opportunity to apply for a job within a company you like.
Start a business blog about topics you are knowledgeable about. Doing this somewhere like LinkedIn Pulse could get you noticed, and it’s also a way to showcase your communication skills. It may also provide opportunities to makes contacts online as professionals read and comment on blog pieces. It could also be something to talk about during the interview process to showcase your interest.
Social media is the perfect way to connect with businesses and find out more about them. It is now common place for businesses to communicate through social media so it’s a great platform to interact with them, even if it is just having more information at your disposal to impress in an interview.
It’s time to get innovative in your job hunting and make social media work for you. It’s a great platform for marketing yourself, building up a profile and portfolio, connecting with other professionals and keeping up to date with relevant news and companies you like. The possibilities are endless!
Careers in Accountancy
If you would like to pursue a career in accountancy and don’t know where to start, take a look at an AAT course with UKCBC offering flexible learning options in London and Essex. Get in touch with our team today and see how we can help you make a start for your accountancy qualification