Employers have emerged from newspaper recruiting to…
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Rising number of employers have begun their search for talent through social media like LinkedIn (Adweek.com) and (Agenda – The World Economic Forum). In the midst of considering the applicants, recruiters will search for more information on the Internet to form a clearer and distinct frame of who you are. Thence, we need to ensure that materials on the net are in favor of us to escalate the chance of attaining a job.
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ITS TIME TO CREATE A PROFESSIONAL ONLINE PROFILE BUT…..
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HOW HOW HOW HOW
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So, why we need to develop professional online profile?
Building a professional online profile is all about creating unique selling proposition (USP) about ourselves to break through the cluster. However, we need to ensure that we’re being HONEST and AUTHENTIC in displaying our real strengths and weakness – Mention what we can do and do not over-exaggerate skills and abilities. In addition, a misstep on the internet might lead to undesirable consequences taking Justine Sacco’s case as an example. The web is becoming increasingly intimate – Simply a search will display every tiny weeny bit of details about us.
According to Meli Shannon, we have to take note of the DO’s and DON’Ts of action on the Internet. Individuals should try to be discreet and keep our online profile cordial. For more information, please visit the website – http://www.graduatemag.co.uk/careers/career-tips/111-social-media-the-importance-of-an-online-profile
Next, which social media should we use to build our online profile?
One can capitalize on various media platforms to build our online profile. According to research, organizations will mainly search for information on LinkedIn and Blogs as it’s more reliable and convenient.
Roadway to securing a job through the internet
In order for recruiters to form a stronger impression of us, we need to ensure that our online profile are 100% error-free by:
- Ensuring the quality of content
- Ensuring that it’s constantly updated, accurate and legitimate
- Covering work experiences with specific details
- Incorporating endorsement from previous supervisor to showcase achievement and strengthen credibility
I was bewildered after knowing that blogging can help us to secure a job as well (theemployable.com). This is quite true? – Putting ourselves in the employers’ shoes, having to read through a dozen of resumes, isn’t mundane? Well, we can present our skills, knowledge and personality through blogging which keeps employer engaged and allow us to stand out from the crowd. Additionally, having a blog allow employers to frame a clearer picture of us and how we carry ourselves – “Picture speaks a thousand words”.
Everybody is on the internet and anyone can be your future employer, so take extra careful about your footsteps on the web. Consider owning multiple online identities to separate professional and personal profile. Use appropriate media and ensure that’s professionally designed. FINALLY –
- com.. ‘92% Of Companies Use Social Media For Recruitment [INFOGRAPHIC]’. N.p., 2013. Web. 5 Nov. 2015
- Forbes.com,. ‘Forbes Welcome’. N.p., 2015. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.
- Agenda – The World Economic Forum,. ‘Five Ways Talent Management Must Change’. N.p.,2014. Web. 5 Nov. 2015
- AU, Seek. ‘What Recruiters Look For:What Recruiters Look For In An Online Profile – Career Advice Hub | SEEK’. Seek Job Res AU. N.p., 2015. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.
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