Did you know Pinterest has become a powerful place to when looking for work? Do you know the best job search related Pinterest hacks?
Browsing Pinterest is one of the most fun ways to spend time online (AKA “our fave black hole on the Internet”). The ultra popular social site has become an amazing source for super niche things like Fourth of July party ideas. It’s also a great resource for new mom noms and unicorn DIY projects.
But for job seekers, Pinterest is now so much more. Read on for three Pinterest hacks that’ll arm you with pure job search knowledge.
Search and Follow
We all use Google or academic databases when researching for a term paper or project. Now, you can utilize the power of Pinterest by searching for info that’ll help you reach your career goals. From articles about how to crush an interview, dress for your first trip to a corporate office or even starting your own biz… it’s in there. Since Pinterest is so visual, it’s almost TOO easy to uncover eye-catching, helpful pins that match your search.
Pinterest’s follow tool is also awesome when you’re job hunting. It helps you customize your personal feed with the pins you WANT to see each time you log into the site. It also helps you follow bloggers you admire. With a couple clicks, you can also follow creatives who are pursuing a similar career path. Or companies that catch your attention.
Keep track of the best info you find by creating and pinning to boards that match each topic you’re thinking about. That way, you stay organized and can come back to ’em later.
A treasure trove of motivational quotes and pins that link to stories and profiles, use Pinterest to find inspiration on more difficult days. Or even when you already have great energy and want something to keep your momentum going.
Use Pinterest search a few different ways, choosing to look for boards dedicated 100 percent to quotes. You can also search by typing different keywords into the search bar to find specific pins. You can look for them by emotion, like “happy quotes.” Or by mixed phrases that apply to certain people and situations, like “best quotes for entrepreneurs.” To find inspiration for, say, your calligraphy project, search for calligraphy boards. Or search for single pins to see how people beautify the written word.
Once you find a pin that gives you heart eyes or lights you up inside, click over to see more from the board it’s on. Or scope out the other places it’s been pinned. With this Pinterest hack… down the inspirational rabbit hole you go!
Like with any public social media profile, your personal Pinterest collections tell a story. It tells us about who you are while providing you with a cool opportunity to set yourself apart. All it takes is a quick scan to get an idea.
Because each board topic, title and image speaks volumes about your interests, you should be thoughtful about the pins you add to each. Remember that you can easily set anything that falls outside of your personal brand or professional goals to private. You can also create special private boards for pinning with your BFFs.
If you’re the creative type and have uploaded your own work to the web, you can strategically include it in the right places to share it with your public Pinterest profile. A good rule of thumb when it comes to self-promotion is adding five pins of other people’s content for every one of your own, unless you’re filling boards you’ve created specially to showcase your own stuff.
Don’t be shy — this is your time to shine! Use these Pinterest hacks, and your genius or creativity just might land you the job of your dreams.
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