Your online presence could HELP or HURT your Job Search…
Take a moment this week to review your online presence and what it says about you as a potential employee. Often pictures or stories about you on your friend’s sites can damage your reputation or hurt your chances of being interviewed or hired. Many hiring authorities will search your name and research your social media presence before scheduling a job interview. Most hiring authorities will conduct a thorough search prior to extending a job offer.
It is critical that you understand and utilize privacy settings. Only post pictures or stories that you would share with a potential employer or your parents. You do not want a fun weekend to prevent you from getting a job. Also reach out to your network and friends and make sure they also only post appropriate pictures and postings.
When most employers are initially reviewing who has posted recommendations about you. They then check to see if your online profile matches the resume they received. This is why it is critical to update your LinkedIn Profile whenever you update your resume. If you need assistance, login to our Career Portal and click on the LinkedIn – Resume Uploading Banner on the right hand side of the page. Through this service, we will upload your new resume and populate your LinkedIn profile for consistency and keyword recognition, ensuring that your potential boss sees the same level of professionalism when they search out your LinkedIn page as they do when they read your new resume.Back