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Exercise 4.3 - Do’s & Don’ts for social media job-hunting


This exercise will help you to understand what to do or not for a successful job hunting using social media profiles. It is important for you to know what type of social sharer you are before start searching for a job. Do the quiz and you will know!



Before you start this exercise


  • Share an online portfolio or CV on social media.
  • Make creative profiles.
  • Actively search for jobs on social media platforms.
  • Edit the privacy settings on your social media.
  • Engage in social media debates and discussions.
  • Show your personality online (staying professional).
  • Keep up with industry news online.
  • Join groups related to your work and industry.
  • Keep your social media profiles updated.


  • Avoid using “clichéd” buzzwords in posts. Always add a little of creativity, originality and flair.
  • Make sure not to offend anybody when you are presenting to an international audience. Keep in mind the cultural context and choose your wording carefully.
  • Don’t say too much. Oversharing irrelevant information can have a negative impact.

How to complete this exercise

Step 1 - Open the link to the quiz.

Step 2 - Answer the quiz.


Congratulations - You made it!

Now you can check your results and see, how careful you use social media sites while job searching.

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Background information and teaching material for guiding your students through the exercise or offering it in your classroom

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