Would you use WeChat to find a job?
WeChat is not just a place for people to view friends’ colourful travel photos, many headhunters and HR managers at hiring companies hope to get introduced to talented and reliable candidates via their connections in the industry.
With the click of a mouse you can land yourself a job. Many candidates born in the ‘80s and ‘90s grew up with new media and nowadays spend significant amounts of time immersed in the internet, so this type of job search is particularly attractive to them. When preparing to look for jobs via your WeChat friends, however, there are a few things to look out for:
1）Pay attention to what you’re posting
As soon as you become WeChat friends with a hiring company’s public account, be tactful in what you say. Your friends, language and habits will form a 3D resume that hirers can check up on at any time, including things you’ve posted in the past.
2）Tell the real from the fake
Looking for work via WeChat is a relatively new phenomenon. When sieving through the ocean of information, be careful to differentiate the true from the false.
3）Choose trust worthy partners for your job search
Spend time talking with close headhunter friends and contacts to gain an understanding of movements in the current market and industry. This will help you stay up to date on the latest changes in market and company demand.
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So would you use WeChat in your job hunt?