Impress your potential employers with a strong and positive online presence and personal brand on the internet. These four useful tips will help.
When you are job searching, your online identity / online personal brand--how you appear to employers and recruiters when they search for you on the Internet--is crucial. What can be found about you when you search for your name using a search engine? Maybe there is nothing about you. Or maybe there is information about
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression". We've all heard the expression and, although it's generally true, there are times when that first impression doesn't necessarily determine the future of a relationship. There are often further opportunities to interact with the other person, the outcome of which can easily outweigh the first impression.
Recruiters. Many employers use them, rely on them, depend on them to source the best available candidates for job openings. Of course, those seeking career advancement count on recruiters as well to offer job opportunities that are rarely, if ever, made public via the usual channels (e.g, newspaper/magazine advertisements, Craigslist, job boards, etc.). Recruiters are
Do you Tweet? If not, maybe you should, especially if you are trying to find a new job. Perhaps it would be misleading to say that as a job searcher you MUST be on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or other social and business networking sites. But, assuming that you use social media in appropriate and professional
Have you Googled yourself lately? If you are in the process of job search, you might want to check your online image and review the search results that recruiters will see if they search you online. In this slideshow, learn why your online identity is so important to your job search.
Small and large businesses alike find that searching Google is a fast and free tool to check their job candidates. Did you know that in surveys, more than 70% of employers have stated that they have ruled out a job candidate because of something negative they found online? It is important for you to view
"Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business". ~Warren Buffett There's a line in an old song that goes "The old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be". Replace "old grey mare" with "search for a job", and you've got a catchy little phrase
The development and popularity of social media has transformed the way we communicate, how we gather and disseminate information (whether personal or professional), the way in which we share our opinions, and the method by which we brand ourselves. Yes, brand. We disclose what we think, expose what is important to us, essentially lay bare who
In today's almost staggeringly competitive marketplace, job seekers (or, for that matter, any professionals who care about their careers) should seek every tool available to market themselves. Make no mistake, creating, promoting, and maintaining a personal brand identity is as much a part of marketing as any product or service advertising campaign. If you're unable or unwilling to maintain a
Small business owners find Google search a fast free tool to check their job candidates. Most large businesses now require a search for the same reasons. Moreover, the Google search links to your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles (and more), so if you are involved in a job search, you need to see your social media
Once upon a time, conducting a job search was relatively straightforward: You'd ask friends and acquaintances if they knew of any openings, peruse the Classified Ads section of the local newspaper, and send resumes along with a nice cover letter. It was even permissible, if not advisable, to follow up with a telephone call. No longer.
The marketing of products and services is all about building brand identification. So, too, is personal marketing, whether you're looking for a job or otherwise advancing your professional career. Gone are the days when you could rely on just your resume and some good old-fashioned references to get you where you wanted to go. Today, building
Springtime is often associated with new beginnings. Trees blossom, flowers bloom, love is in the air and so on. Even our home, garage and office space get a bit of a makeover as many of us engage (with varying levels of enthusiasm) in "spring cleaning." In keeping with the spirit of the season, so to
There aren't many among us who don't know about LinkedIn and use it to maintain an online presence for our professional persona and job searching. With over 150 million users, LinkedIn remains, according to Entrepreneur, "the most powerful business intelligence knowledge base on the Internet." Gaining maximum benefit from LinkedIn, however, requires more than simply
While it may or may not be true that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas", there is no question that what happens on the Internet stays on the Internet...As in forever, readily available to anyone with even a modicum of understanding about how to conduct an online search. People both famous and obscure have