Online presence is a vital part of your job search. Building a powerful presence can expand your network, establish your expertise, and promote your personal brand. If you’re looking for a way to expand your presence beyond social networking sites, a professional blog can be a great tool.
The holiday season is upon us, and many (like me) are scrambling to find gifts for professional colleagues. While budgets are tight for many, a meaningful gift doesn’t have to cost anything. A recommendation on LinkedIn is a thoughtful gift that will bee appreciated for many reasons: Read More
LinkedIn is the most popular professional networking website, with 100 million members. Many of us use LinkedIn and have heard that LinkedIn is a great tool for career advancement – and for your job search. But just how important is your LinkedIn profile? Here are some real-life stories that highlight some of the ways LinkedIn can change your job search. Read More
Having a strong online presence is a great way to brand yourself, to network professionally, and – believe it or not – to be found by recruiters. In today’s video blog, we share some tips on how to use your time online to stand out and increase your chances of being “found.” Read More
Having great online presence can really help your job search. In this video Ryan Gessel gives some easy ways to get noticed online. Read More
Increasingly, recruiters are sourcing candidates online. This means your online presence is the first impression you make with potential employers. In this video, we talk about what you can do to establish a positive professional image and make your expertise evident online. Read More
“The End of Forgetting” is a perfect way to signify today’s new reality of how difficult it is to retract information about and photos of yourself from the web. Many articles have discussed in-depth the issues of reputation and privacy. For job seekers, this topic is extremely relevant as the vast majority of recruiters are now using online tools to research applicants and many report turning down applicants after the discovery of controversial information.
Google may play a more important role in your pre-employment screening than you realize. Your background check might come back clean, but that’s not the only kind of “background check” employers are doing these days. It’s increasingly common for hiring managers to Google prospective hires. It’s important for job seekers to not only be aware of what employers will find, but to make sure the results of a Google search will positively represent you. Read More
An article published in HR Magazine (the most widely read and respected human resources publication in the world) told the story of a physician who didn’t get a job at a small mid-west town hospital because she liked books on witchcraft on her Facebook page. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Facebook content resulting in lost job opportunities. In today’s age of social media, looking up future employees is the common trend for hiring managers, and as the article in HR Magazine stated, “There is nothing that screams more accurately who you are than a Facebook page.” So how can you clean up your Facebook so it’s appropriate? Read More
A job seeker asks “What is online presence and why do I need it to find a job?” In today’s job search, you can have great qualifications and excellent connections, but without online presence, you may be overlooked. Online presence is your value displayed and expressed online. It’s what people find when they search on your name. It’s how recruiters and hiring managers notice your expertise and how you show your value to others in your industry. Read More