Snapchat is arguably one of the best apps to share snippets of your daily life via images. Though most unique features have been shamelessly copied by some other apps, Snapchat still remains to be the go-to app among teenagers. Around 50% of new users of Snapchat are over the age of 25, according to a report.
Anyway, speaking of Snapchat, if you regard it like any other platform used for doodling on images or creating funny faces via live-filters, then you are losing out on a powerful job searching tool.
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Wait! Does that mean the app can help me build a career? Actually, yes! Snapchat, one of the biggest social media platforms also happens to be an ingenious source that could land you in your dream job.
Okay, we understand that you are extremely curious to know how to take your career in a different direction. So without any further ado, here are a few ways which you can use Snapchat to advance your career.
If there’s any particular company in your mind that you’d want to join, start following them immediately. Carefully observe the kind of content they are sharing on the app, get more insights about their work culture, and try to connect with them. Also, companies usually keep posting about the new milestones they’ve reached, their recent achievements, and breaking news.
Keep a tab on them for this kind of information can come in quite handy during an interview since they make great talking points and also it shows that you are a brand loyalist. Moreover, you can interact with them too, but make sure to share some valuable information in the discussion for it may leave a bad impression otherwise.
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Resume is so passé, tell a story instead
While this may not be ideal for all, those who are in the creative industry can make the most use of the app by advertising themselves to the company via Snapchat. Meaning, instead of doing it the traditional way, you can create stories that highlight your knowledge about the company, showcase your skills and accomplishments which in turn will make you a strong contender for the job and obviously it will make you stand out from the crowd.
Or, you can simply use it as a complement to your standard resume, especially if you’re in the online marketing or social media fields.
Follow business leaders and lookout for career advice
Some of the business leaders often post career advice, tips and tutorials on the industry trends, how to improve productivity, how to tackle interviews and lots of other useful information. So, make sure to follow they key leaders in your respective industries to learn something new.