4 Things to Consider Before Applying for a Job
Posted Monday, Aug 26, 2013 by
If you’re in the market for a new job, just make sure before applying that your online presence is as ready for an interview as you are. Employers will often look at a person’s online presence before they invite that person in for an interview. Your goal is to make sure that what they see online will support their impression of you as a viable job candidate.
Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Updated
When is the last time you visited your LinkedIn profile? It may be time to make some changes if it’s been awhile. Revisit your LinkedIn summary and update your career objective. Get the endorsements from colleagues that will make an impact in talent-search queries. Post an up-to-date professional picture.
The odds are that a potential employer is going to Google you. You should do the same. The top Google results are a reflection of your personality and work. The results will most likely contain links to your accounts, like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. If your search returns negative results, you may want to consider using a service like Reputation Changer. This service may be able to remove negative references so that your online presence is positive and reflects your current abilities and skills. Use your best judgment to determine if this is a company you’d like to do business with.
Keep Your Personal Life Private
Millions of people choose to write personal blogs, open an account with Instagram or some other social media venue. Just keep in mind that your life can become an open book for anyone looking to learn more about you. If you’re on any sites not related to your profession, choose anonymous handles and private security settings. You have every right to be part of the social media universe. Just make sure that where you choose to spend time on the Internet is a positive reflection of you.
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