The more connections, contacts, friends and followers you have, the more opportunities you have to earn large referral rewards on Reflik! You can leverage social media connections and increase your audience with these 7 tips:
1. Expand your Social Media Reach
LinkedIn is the most popular social networking site for professionals and it offers a lot of advantages. You should show your “best” professional face on LinkedIn with accurate information about your skills, experience and education, but LinkedIn is not your only source to make referrals. Look to your other social networks – Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ — for more referral opportunities. If you aren’t on all of these social networks, join up.
2. Email is Not Dead
Email may seem antiquated. A lot of Internet users have abandoned email for all but job communication, but you probably have a lot of people in your email contact list. You can use your email contacts to send a direct referral – and it’s more personal. First level connections or contacts can produce the best referrals for people who are out of work.
3. Open Posts Can Go a Long Way
You can post a direct referral or notification on your Facebook wall, your Google+ and Twitter accounts, and to any group that you belong to on LinkedIn. This is a good way to reach a large number of people, and they can pass the referral notification with a unique link on to others in their network. This is one of the ways to leverage second and even third level connections – which can be the best source for referrals to the passive job seeker who is not actually looking for work – but might consider a “better” job. It is also a good idea to include a hashtag on your posts – like #careeropportunities or #techjobs. This may be picked up by a “trending” stream and makes your post more searchable.
4. Direct Messaging is Personal
Direct messaging on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn will get the job right to the right person, right away. You can also send direct messages to most people you are not connected with yet, including the unique link to the job referral
5. Groups and Circles are Great
Finding people who are “like-minded” is a good way to get your referral to the “right” people. In fact, even if you aren’t really interested in that particular area, you can often join groups or circles in other industries – which will give you greater opportunity to pass on job opportunities. Joining LinkedIn groups gives you a specific audience and Google+ circles make your profile more noticeable and searchable.
6. Who Doesn’t Want New Friends, Followers, and Connections?
You can expand your audience by actively looking for more connections. Send connection requests to the second level contacts of your connections on LinkedIn and Facebook, join circles on Google+ and begin to follow more Twitter users – they might follow you back. Or you can refer a friend too!
7. Chat Away on Message Boards
There are many people who regularly frequent message or chat boards. For professional use, these are often specific to the industry and many have “Looking for work” message streams. Even though you don’t “know” any of these people, if they use your referral link, you still get credit.
When increasing your referral possibilities, make sure that your own profiles are up to date and reflect a professional persona. If you have extreme views on a particular subject or risqué content, clean up your page, profile or account. You don’t want to give the wrong impression or “turn off” any potential referral opportunities.
Reflik offers you the opportunity to leverage your social connections – but how well you do, how far you go is up to you. Reflik is best at matching the right people to the right jobs through referrals which pay real money.