#SBSchat: Job Hunting in the Digital Age

Date(s) - 25/09/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Digital technology is in a constant state of evolution and in addition to reshaping numerous industries, it has also changed the landscape for job hunters looking for positions within those industries.

Employees’ lives are open books shared on social media, presenting both a potential problem in terms of what a future employer might see, but could also present an opportunity: social platforms can offer a space where job seekers can curate and highlight personal and professional content to complement their résumés.

For employers, social media offers great potential as a recruiting pool, but takes a committed investment of time and money to find the right employees. This can be a challenge for small- and medium-sized enterprises with no formal dedicated HR department.

Are employers and employees ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that the online world and digital technologies will bring to the hunt for the perfect job or employee?

On the next #SBSchat we’ll discuss current trends and technologies used in the search for the ideal candidate as well as how job seekers can use digital tools and online spaces to their advantage.

Cost: FREE
Where: on Twitter under the hashtag #SBSchat
What is #SBSchat? Click here for a Twitter chat “How-to” guide

Q1 – While it’s easy to contact an employer thanks to #technology, what are some challenges of #tech-assisted recruiting practices? #SBSchat 

Q2 – How can you protect your data when job searching and applying online? #SBSchat  

Q3 – What are some tools or apps an employer can use to source candidates from the online world? #SBSchat  

Q4 – How can a job searcher optimize their online profiles to ensure they’ll be found by online recruiters? #SBSchat  

Q5 – How can recruiters target ideal potential candidates online? #SBSchat  

Q6 – As a recruiter/employer, have you interviewed a potential candidate via video? What are some do’s and don’ts you’d suggest for job searchers? What is some advice for other recruiters using this method? #SBSchat  

Q7 – The growth of ecommerce and online sales have changed the way businesses recruit: 3 out of 4 job vacancies were posted on digital job boards. How will HR departments have to adapt to this shift? #SBSchat  

Q8 – Applicant tracking systems (ATS) perform the task of sifting through résumés to determine whether a hiring manager sees your application or not. How can a job seeker craft their résumé to ensure that it passes the ATS? #SBSchat 

Q9 – What are some ways a job seeker can build a digital presence that will pique an HR department’s interest? #SBSchat  

Q10 – As a recruiter, what are some of the worst mistakes you see online job hunters make? What are some top tips you’d offer them? #SBSchat 

Q11 – Any other tips or advice before we sign off today? #SBSchat 

Would you like to highlight your business or your professional expertise? Sign up to be an expert guest on #SBSchat!

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