Snapchat

The next fron­tier of job-hunt­ing

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - CAREER & CASH -

How of­ten to post

Add to your Story up to five times a day

What to post ‘Share snap­shots of your work­day and cre­ative projects or ca­reer-re­lated pho­tos that in­spire you,’ says Larssen. It’s okay to show your DJ side-hus­tle or your Fly­wheel stats – but send the ‘I’m at Mardi Gras!’ Snaps only to pri­vate friend groups, ad­vises Miller-Mer­rell.

Who to fol­low

You might need to do ex­ter­nal re­search to find peo­ple and busi­nesses on Snapchat. Your leg­work could pay off: last year, JPMor­gan Chase used a grad­u­a­tion-themed ge­ofil­ter as part of a re­cruit­ing cam­paign aimed at col­lege stu­dents.

How to com­ment

As on other plat­forms, you can Chat a com­pli­ment or ques­tion in re­sponse to some­one’s Snap. But even though your com­ments will dis­ap­pear right af­ter they’re viewed, don’t send any­thing you wouldn’t want to be per­ma­nent, says MillerMer­rell. Never for­get: Snapchat lets users screen­shot ev­ery­thing!

Next-level ac­tion

Use the di­rect-mes­sage Chat fea­ture to send a 10-sec­ond video or voice record­ing to hir­ers. Treat these per­son­alised clips as mini CV boost­ers.

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