Adding to Your Brand
Understanding the importance of a strong online profile is critical te today’s job search.
Thesis days, every job seeker needs to have their profile posted on networking sites:
- Job seekers (so recruiters and companies can find you)
- Business people (good to develop a network Te CASE you have to abruptly look for a job)
Spil networking sites proceed to grow (LinkedIn, LookupPage, Xing, Plaxo, Ryze, etc), your online branding profile is spil significant spil your resume and vraaggesprek abilities. Studies voorstelling that some 89% of recruiters are using online networking sites to find candidates for positions.
Online profiles and bios are now being used spil search devices ter job searches and are a primary method for attracting the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. Because networking sites are used by both job seekers and non job seekers to build networks and make connections, they provide a very “safe” venue te which to be seen – ideal for presently employed job seekers.
By disregarding the profile or only providing it secondary attention, you are handicapping your job search results. It is optimista that the bio or profile that you use on an online webpagina be utterly well-written, noun strenuous, keyword laden, and designed to garner attention.
FIVE TOP MISTAKES MADE WITH ONLINE PROFILES:
1. Thinking what you have is good enough already.
The problem with this is that sadly, 85% of the profiles listed on any given webpagina do not maximize the potential for the candidate. If you want to be found by recruiters and hiring managers, and/or you want to build a excellent group of networking professionals, attempting your own palm at writing your profile can be a disaster. Most people find it difficult to write effectively about themselves, and do not know how to showcase their talents ter a concise, keyword rich profile. What they end up with is a común profile and soso results. Don’t be one of the statistics!
Two. Treating your profile like your resume.
Online profiles are much more limited te space than a resume. Te an online profile, you want to have spil much punch spil possible ter a much more limited space.
Trio. Copying/Pasting from your resume to develop your profile.
Most people erroneously do this because it is effortless, and seems to save time. Unluckily, what seems to save time actually costs you ter results. Just pasting resume content for the bio is crippling because the function of the resume and the function of the bio are very different. Unlike a resume, a profile needs to be noun rich to ensure the profile comes up ter searches.
Four. Not keeping your profile updated.
Because online profiles are used so much by recruiters, it is significant to keep information updated and current. I’ve seen profiles with old career information on them and email addresses that are no longer valid. What is the point of having a contraption help you be found if you then can’t be reached?! Keep your work practice up to date whether or not you are job searching, and be sure you can be contacted through a current email address that will reach you and you check often.
Reminisce that online professional networking sites are very different than online social sites. Listing your Ten cats’ names for example, truly is not the way to go! Discussing your most latest vacation excursion isn’t either. Think professional all the way!
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