Social Media and Your #Amtrak Job Search

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By Wanda Parker-Smith, University Recruiting Program Manager

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Social media is a great job search tool. Like many companies, Amtrak is using social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to connect with potential candidates. Whether you are new to social media or not, here are five tips on how social media can help you get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers at Amtrak.

Tip 1:   Create a Professional Profile
What will Amtrak hiring managers think about your online resume?  Does it reflect who you are as a potential employee?

Tip 2:  Be Aware of the Keywords You Include in Your Profile.  It’s not uncommon for Amtrak and other employers to conduct key word searches to identify talent on professional sites such as LinkedIn.  Review your profile and online resume to ensure you have the key skill sets identified in order to land your next job.

Tip 3:  Display Photos and Information that will help you get a “Seat at the Table.”  Do not become a topic of conversation because of adverse comments and photos that you post on social media.

Tip 4:  There is a Difference between Personal and Professional. Create a professional photo and email address.  Remember, this information is telling employers (such as Amtrak) who you are a potential candidate.

Tip 5:  Proofread, Proofread, and Proofread.  The information you display on social media should be error-free.  Typically, you will get one chance to impress an employer – don’t blow the opportunity because of a misspelled word.

Now let’s connect! 

We have several options for connecting with the Amtrak Talent Acquisition team.

If you are a student:

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