60+ Ways to Get Discovered on the Internet

Oh, to be sought after. To be found. How nice would it be if you never had to look for a job again? If you were always being recruited? If people were reaching out to you about opportunities because you got on their radar?

How does one “get on the radar” of recruiters and hiring managers?

The great news is, it’s not impossible. In fact, it’s quite easy. Where most people fail is consistency. People think getting found or recruited happens with one big splash — that there’s one magic answer to standing out.

What makes you stand out is showing up consistently and over long periods of time. Not just months, years. Not just showing up when you need something, showing up all the time.

Although it’s not possible to be on the internet all the time or to be on every social media network posting daily, below you’ll find more than 60 ways you can take small actions over time across a variety of platforms to build up your internet karma.

  1. Add in your club and volunteer affiliations on LinkedIn
  2. Participate in Twitter chats
  3. Create a personal website and include your best work and contact information
  4. Add people to Twitter lists
  5. Max out your skills on LinkedIn (up to 50)
  6. Create videos with other people so they share the videos with their network, too
  7. Write about your work experiences and get quotes from people in your network or those you admire
  8. Endorse people you know for skills on LinkedIn
  9. Include photos in more of your posts on any platform (photo posts get more engagement)
  10. Create a Prezi or Slideshare presentation to recap what you learned at your internship, on a project, or from a class
  11. Start a side project and create a website for it
  12. Create fan art and send it to the brand/person/show/band/artist who inspired you
  13. Fill out the SEO settings on your Wix website
  14. Do a 100-day project on Instagram
  15. Start a Facebook Group to bring people together around a topic you care about
  16. Put your website link in your email signature
  17. Start a podcast
  18. Make YouTube or TikTok videos about something you care about
  19. Post articles on Medium
  20. Consistently participate in Clubhouse events related to your industry
  21. Take a selfie at networking events and tag as many people as possible in the photo on Instagram or Twitter
  22. Write a recap blog post about a course or class you’ve taken
  23. Put keywords in your LinkedIn headline (not just your current job)
  24. Send custom LinkedIn messages when you connect with people
  25. Add your email to the location in your Twitter bio
  26. Start a blog
  27. Support the Patreon pages of pros you admire, and engage them in discussions/comments, etc
  28. Share interesting content in Facebook groups you’re in
  29. Live tweet or post live on IG stories during events
  30. Tag other accounts/people (up to 10) in photos you post on Twitter / IG stories at events
  31. Take photos at events and tag the speakers when you post on Instagram
  32. “At” mention people more in any social media posts
  33. Submit guests posts to websites you enjoy reading
  34. Like people’s updates
  35. Engage in the chat of virtual events and livestreams
  36. Join a Slack or Discord channel related to your profession – post and reply to posts
  37. Comment on YouTube tutorials made by people in your industry
  38. Make a TikTok post in response to a popular challenge but in theme with your industry
  39. View other people’s profiles on LinkedIn and turn on the feature that lets them see you viewed them
  40. Create Pinterest boards of content that inspires your work
  41. Post articles you find interesting on Reddit
  42. Comment on people’s blog posts, LinkedIn articles, and Medium posts
  43. Favorite tweets on Twitter that are written by people, not brands
  44. Post on social media about timely issues related to your field and industry
  45. Say congrats on LinkedIn when people get a new job
  46. Add your email to your LinkedIn summary
  47. Use animated GIFs in your Tweets
  48. Create a video that showcases your talents with the intention of impressing specific people in your field
  49. Move your LinkedIn summary to the top of your profile so you control who sees your story
  50. Include relevant hashtags in your Twitter bio
  51. Write blog posts about people who inspire you and places you want to work
  52. Use hashtags being used in advertising campaigns or trending topics in your posts on Twitter or Instagram
  53. Wish people a happy birthday
  54. Start a side project related to your work and post your progress on a social media platform dedicated to just that project
  55. Reply to Tweets with your thoughts on whatever was posted (instead of just favoriting or retweeting)
  56. Become really, really good at something and post your work on the internet from time to time
  57. Submit good questions to people through their TikTok
  58. Pitch yourself to be a guest on industry podcasts or interviewed in articles
  59. Use the hashtag used by the brand you love so you’re recognized when you apply for an internship
  60. Add your email and website to your Instagram bio
  61. Publish articles on LinkedIn
  62. Comment on relevant Instagram posts
  63. Direct message people and say you appreciate their work

Think of these actions as investments. The internet and social media are not a get-rich-quick scheme, it takes time. You don’t have to do all of these things, just do something.

What are your favorite ways of getting noticed on the internet? Do you have any internet success stories? Share in the comments!

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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