If you’ve spent any time at all on social media, you’ve probably seen people using hashtags – a small ‘#’ symbol before a word that allows you to search for other posts sharing the same tags.
Hashtags are particularly prominent on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram as they allow users to quickly find content that aligns with their personal interests. For example, if you wanted to share a picture of your dog and hoped to catch the attention of other owners or dog enthusiasts for that matter, you might hashtag your picture ‘#dog’, or ‘#labrador’ – and anyone searching for those terms would be able to see your picture.
While hashtags have a perpetual presence in the personal lives of individuals, they have a crucial influence over professional life too. Hashtags can serve as a powerful tool for connecting recruiters with candidates who are looking for new job roles.