How to get a job in Washington: How to apply to jobs, and more
Washington (AP) “The most important thing is to have a strong social media presence and a social media profile.
People can easily identify you online,” said Maryam Khosrowshahi, a 30-year-old social media consultant who lives in the District.
“That will help them connect with you, and they’ll be able to help you get a better job.”
It will also help your résumé stand out in the job search, she said.
If your profile includes a photo of yourself holding a sign reading “Vote for Trump” on your Twitter account, it’s more likely to land you an interview.
But if you’re a professional musician, you might want to consider doing a video blog for your employer or even start a podcast, she added.
“If I was a job seeker, I would definitely go the traditional route,” she said, “but that’s not what I’m doing right now.”
The biggest thing employers want from candidates, Khosrowshahi said, is a “strong social media account,” and they want someone who has a strong resume and who can make connections with the public.
She recommends the Washington Post’s job application website, and it will likely give you a head start.
“It is definitely a good place to start,” Khosowshahi said.
“The first thing that you need to do is set a goal for yourself, and if you have a goal, you can get started with that.
Then you can do a few rounds of back-and-forth to see how many people can relate to your message.”
There’s no need to get too fancy, said Kip McBride, an adjunct professor of political science at American University.
“I think you can just go online and start posting your réses to your own Facebook and Twitter pages and then start looking for a job,” he said.
McBride said employers also have a few different ways they can determine whether someone is qualified for a specific job.
“It could be a good idea to check your LinkedIn profile,” he added.
“They’re the best place to see who you’re connected to on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.”
McBride says the key to having a solid social media resume is to make it easily searchable.
If you search for your name, you will be able find a lot of people who might know you from your past jobs, he said, so make sure you have enough experience to stand out.
“In the job application, the key is to put yourself out there,” he explained.
“Make it easy to find other people who are interested in you.
That way you’ll have a solid resume.
If someone has a LinkedIn profile, they’ll find you quickly, and you can put them on your résees.
I find that is a huge advantage.”
But that’s just the beginning, said Amy Bier, a social-media strategist who works in the Washington area.
If she can’t find anyone who has the right experience, she recommends starting your own career.
“You don’t need to be a professional to find a job online,” she told The Associated Press.
“You just need to have the skills to make a successful career.”
She says if she can find someone who’s looking for someone with the right skills, she’ll probably get an interview for a part-time job.
She said if she wants to become a full-time employee, she needs to be able write résumés and apply to more jobs.
“I have been successful in my career because I know how to find work and how to be flexible,” she added, “and that’s why I have been able to stay in my position.
So I would go for the part-timers.
I have no problem working from home.”
In the meantime, Khasrowshah said she has a few tips for aspiring candidates: be persistent.
“If you really want a job, be persistent,” she advised.
“Talk to everyone who’s going to be hiring you.
Ask for their advice.
They’re your boss, you’re their boss, so be prepared.” be smart.
“Be smart about who you contact,” Khasowshah advised.
“Look for a way to connect and communicate, and make sure the person you’re speaking with knows about your background.”
The AP contributed to this report.