Social media is a medium that has taken the world by storm and shows no sign of going anywhere. It is of huge value when considering a new move in your career and potentially a relocation to a new jurisdiction as well. By utilizing platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram etc., it is easily accessible to keep up to date with job opportunities, networking and social events, and an overall insight into the lifestyle on the island.
Although the benefits of social media are easily recognizable, it is vital to remember some top tips when utilizing your own accounts:
- Online profiles are easily accessible and the chances of your potential new employer googling you to see what comes up are high. First impressions count so always be mindful of that when posting photos and comments onto your social medial platform. If you have to question whether something is appropriate or not, it’s likely not.
- Ensure your privacy settings are watertight. If you don’t want strangers to have access to the corners of your life you choose to share on social media, ensure your settings echo that.
- Online etiquette: be careful not to rant about delicate topics or post any complaints about your current or former boss, colleagues or companies. It’s not the correct platform and once it’s been posted, it’s very hard to undo any damage done.
- Always make sure you spell-check your posts as well as making them relatable to the platform.
Utilizing social media to do your research on companies and employees is an excellent way to find out more about an organization on a personal scale with regards to internal culture etc. It will likely give you additional insight into an organization and will impress at interview stage if you are able to reference the social media presence of a business.
In terms of SteppingStones we are very active on social media and use our platforms to promote our jobs and success stories, in addition to giving the outside world a little look behind the scenes at what life is really like at SteppingStones.
Please go ahead and follow SteppingStones across all platforms to keep up to date with what’s happening in the Cayman Islands –