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When used with care, there are many ways that you can use Facebook proactively for your career. Find out more below.

How to use Facebook for your career

It can be difficult to keep your personal and professional life separate. You might want to create a separate, more professional account to use on employers Facebook pages.

Find out more about using Facebook for your career. 

Connect with people worldwide

  • joining groups, keeping track of your friends' updates and just keeping in touch with your network can be beneficial. You will rank more highly in search engine results

Share what you’re doing 

  • add a status update about your career and what you are looking for. Friends and family are likely to be willing to help you. You might be surprised what useful contacts and resources they will share with you
  • if a Facebook friend refers you for a job, make sure you find out from them any details and interview tips you can use 

Connect with employer groups and pages

  • use Facebook to like or follow companies and relevant groups, and read your news feed
  • Facebook groups are a good place to discuss and post news about a particular topic, industry or interest. Join in or start discussions, post links and resources, moderate or manage sections of the group
  • be careful what you post if you are using your regular Facebook page to connect with employers, you need to be aware they will at least see some of your profile. Don’t, for example, criticise a current or former employer or job
  • once you have had a few conversations with people, send a friend invitation and they are likely to accept as you now know each other, albeit only online. The objective here is to network with and get noticed by others in your industry. This could lead to you being considered for upcoming job opportunities even before they are posted

Take part in competitions

Companies occasionally offer opportunities on Facebook to win internships.

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