Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media platforms so it makes perfect sense to avail of its popularity to boost your job search and improve your chances of being seen.
We have identified three ideal ways you can use Pinterest in your job search to maximise your CV’s exposure on Pinterest:
Pin your CV
One way to use Pinterest in your job search is to create a CV board and pin a copy of your CV to it. Simple!
Make sure you use a really detailed description, don’t just write “my CV” or something equally bland. Include as much information as possible to help you show up in searches. Start with your job title and industry, then add details and key words that potential recruiters may use to find an employee in your field.
Create a Career Pinboard
It’s not such a crazy idea. You can leverage the power of Pinterest in your job search to create a visual representation of your career history and experience to date. By this, I mean you should search for and pin things that represent your career to date, for example
- Subjects you are knowledgable in
- Computer packages
- Awarding bodies
- Job titles
- Companies where you have worked
- Locations where you have worked
- Voluntary organisation details
- Schools you attended
- Colleges you attended
- Universities you attended
- Hobbies and interests
- Extra-curricular activities
Please ensure you utilize the text box associated with each picture you pin. Describe the image in detail, document how it relates to your career and why it is important to you.
Follow Recruitment Experts
There are literally hundreds of career experts, CV writers, recruitment agencies and headhunters using Pinterest. One way to get yourself noticed and get your CV in front of them is to follow them and invite them to follow you back or collaborate on your pinboards.
NB: In the interest of security, we advise you remove very personal data from the CV before you upload it.
- You need only state the town or county you live in
- You may want to buy a cheap PAYG mobile
- You could set up a completely separate email address for your job search
- You could replace company name details with something less detailed ‘large pub chain’ or ‘leading IT company’