Google+ is still quite new, and a baby in the world of social networks. However, it’s maturing very fast. Because it’s owned by Google, it has many added benefits that you may not be aware of, and it’s a great tool to use in your job search.
Here are some ways to get started:
1. Tell Google who you are
Google+ has an advantage over other social networks for job seekers. What you post on Google+ will be seen in Google’s search results. Make the most of this, and have a complete profile.
2. Build your Google+ Circle
Circles are central to Google+. Unlike other social networks, such as Facebook, where the content you share is seen by all in your network (unless you apply restrictions), Google+ simplifies this process. It enables you to share different content to different circles. Make the most of Circles by creating a Circle and adding people in your industry. Engage with them and let them know you’re looking for a job.
3. Share your knowledge
Show potential employers how valuable you’ll be to their company by sharing your knowledge of the industry, and interesting information that will be useful to others.
4. Hangout with others
Hangouts are a video service on Google+. You can do many things with them, such as hosting interesting industry chats, or find ones organised by your industry.
Don’t rule out Google+ in your job search. Learn about its many features, maximise your opportunities, and get that job.