Melinda Holm + Associates is very excited to introduce to you our new Instagram account!  Instagram is a newer social networking service that enables its users to share photos and videos to their followers.  Through this tool, the MHA team looks forward to taking you behind the scenes at our office and sharing jobs and other useful information and inspiration to help you in your job search!

So, how can you use this tool to help you find a job?

Create an account  Not on Instagram yet? Create your account! Even if you are currently active on Instagram, we recommend setting up a second account to use strictly for your job search. When you setup your profile, choose a professional username and profile photo. Include a brief biography of yourself describing your skills and the kind of work you are looking for. Finally, add a link to your portfolio or online resume (such as LinkedIn) so your followers can view your great work and see your strengths.

Say cheese!  Start uploading those images!  Whether it is an image of you hard at work, a shot of your resume and art/writing samples, or a photo of a networking event you are attending, load them up and let us see what you are up to! Take advantage of the video feature to demonstrate your skills or ask your audience a question. It’s your chance to get creative!

Follow Melinda Holm + Associates!  Search for “melinda_holm” and start following us on Instagram! Get a taste of our culture, meet our employees, and keep an eye out for job postings!

Follow other companies  Is there a company you dream of working for one day? This can be your chance to get your foot in the door! Follow these companies and the people that work for them and begin networking. “Like” their photos and leave comments to increase your chances of getting noticed.

Search for #hashtags  On Instagram, hashtags are used to group together related photos and topics. Do a search for hashtags that are relevant to your industry and use them with your photo postings (as appropriate) to help you get discovered by companies and recruiters. See what hashtags your favorite companies are using and add them to your Instagram postings.  Also, be sure to search #mhajobs regularly to see all the great opportunities we have in store for you :).

Hope to see you on Instagram soon!