The Social Profile – How to Make It Work for You in Getting Job
The First Impression is Gained before the Interview
The researches show that employers use different on-line resources to collect the information about an applicant before s/he is called for an interview. It is a good idea. For instance, when you want to buy a car, you do the Internet research about all necessary technical specifications of a certain model (warranty, mileage etc), read all comments. Concerning the hiring manager you are like this car. But it is up to you whether they find positive or negative information. Keep an eye of what you’ve posted in the Internet.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter – All These Speak on Behalf of You
It is not a secret that 92% of employers use the social media as a tool of recruiting. That is why be attentive with all given information about you on-line. Your Facebook and Twitter profile gives a perfect picture of how you spend your weekend and your private life (what makes you happy or disappointed), the links you posted show your thoughts, hobbies and what you are interested in. LinkedIn reflects a good look of your previous working experience, achievements, professional skills and knowledge. All things matter. It is the way to confirm what is written in your resume.
Make Your Social Network Beneficial for You
Filling in some social network site with your personal information you should once remember that within people looking it through would be your future or current employers, so it shouldn’t be ridiculous but informative, including your professional interests’ information.
Having certain great knowledge in a particular field of industry, write the recall on subject proponed by someone else in your milieu of work. It will enhance the potential employer’s interest in your candidacy.
The frequency of updating does matter. Forgetting this you risk to be outridden by those who regularly cares about “refreshing” their profile on LinkedIn. Don’t forget about your new achievements. Describe what you have done in saving or increasing money at your current company. Keep in mind you are fixedly tracked by hidden users. So make yourself sure it works for your sake.
Get Rid of Mess
Get out of queer “filling” on Facebook. The most important thing for your account is to make a beneficial impression in your way not on some bunch. Whatever you do it should have a positive reflection in potential company’s culture. Every respected company has its own strict rules concerning working hours, alcohol, outfit, etc and obviously they will demand the same manners from you.
Applying a resume to an interested company, it is just the beginning in attaining the vacancy. You ought to have a long way of reviewing your personality even in social network before getting an individual meeting with a “needed” person.
It is up to you to make your look only in positive way.