In 2012, 1.26 billion hours were spent on Pinterest according to Nielsen’s Social Media Report. That’s a lot of time to pin new recipes, the latest fashions and pictures of dogs. This begs the question: is Pinterest just another pretty picture?
If you’re anything like me, I would say “no.” Pinterest allows you to organize your thoughts, life and career by visuals all the while developing and sharing with your network.
Whether you’re currently on Pinterest or have yet to hop on the bandwagon, here are three ways to use Pinterest in your job search and career.
1. Find Advice
From office attire to resume tips and career inspiration, these boards offer a wide array of employment advice. Here are four boards to get you started:
Begin by browsing and following the various boards that are relevant for you.
- Tip: Following a board means you see new pins added to that board in your home feed. If you want to save a particular image/article, you will still need to pin it to one of your own boards.
2. Save & Organize Advice
Whether you’re searching for a job or are happily employed, it’s essential to read one to two industry-related articles a day, at a minimum. Once you stumble across one you like, save it to Pinterest for future reference.
- Download the “pin it” button
- From the article you'd like to save, select “pin it” and the image of your choice
- Then “Create a New Board” for example, “Resume Tips” or add it to an existing board
3. Create a Resume or Portfolio
By now everyone has (or should have) a LinkedIn profile that highlights their current and previous roles and accomplishments. Why not try another approach and organize this information visually?
Tip: Once created, don’t forget to add the link to your other social profiles, i.e., LinkedIn, Twitter, your online CV, etc...
These are just a few ways to use Pinterest outside of the typical means. What other ways are YOU using Pinterest for business? Share below!