5 for Friday: Social Media Edition
by monsterstaff, published 05/24/2013
- Many Graduates Ignore Social Media's Influence During the Job Search. U.S. News & World Report: "Many graduates, and older workers as well, overestimate the role of the resume and underestimate the role of online research or networking in the job search process," said Keith Cline, a principal at recruiting firm Dissero, LLC. "The reality is that your online presence plays an increasingly large role in whether you are considered for a job, and candidates who don't take that seriously may jeopardize their job searches."
- Don't Start a Job Hunt Until You Read This. Huffington Post: “If you have anything controversial on your digital footprint, i.e. Google, Facebook, etc. that you cannot remove; you need to address it openly with the hiring company.”
- How Improving Your Online Image Can Help Your Job Search. Mercury News: “Whether it's a new college graduate looking for a first job, a single jumping into the online dating world or a business owner stung by negative publicity, almost everyone has some online history they'd like to bury. And that's the problem. On the Web, it's virtually impossible to erase anything entirely.”
- 6 Reasons Job Seekers Need A Strong Social Media Presence. WetFeet: “ A strong social media presence can help candidates establish their personal brands, thereby helping them more quickly show employers what they’re all about.”
- Job Seeker Do’s and Don’ts. Recruiter.com: “Keep your professional networking sites professional, and control what you want others to see. These sites also work the other way. The best way to get a feel of a company’s employer brand or company culture is to check out their sites. You can learn a lot about a company just from searching around their social media for a few minutes.”