7 Tips To Make The Most of Your Internet Presence

With employer’s family and friends using the Internet so frequently, it is imperative that your Internet presence is readily apparent and presents you in your best light. Over 95% of employers check out potential employees on LinkedIn and Facebook, so I want to give you some tips to ensure your Internet presence is the message want to convey.

Check your online presence. Google yourself to see what comes up. Employers Google you before interviewing you, or offering you a job. Make sure they see the “right” information.

  1. Have a great profile on LinkedIn – one that shows the value you want to convey to employers. Most employers check LinkedIn before calling for interviews.
  2. Include your LinkedIn URL on your resume and on any business cards you pass out at networking meetings.
  3. If you have a blog, list it at the top of your resume. Play up your online presence – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter – as much as possible; you’ll have a much better chance of being found.
  4. Know your target – think like the employer. What do they need fixed? How can you help them achieve their goals? What can you do to make their job easier? Help others get what they want and you will get what you want.
  5. Spending most of your job search pouring over, and responding to, job boards is a huge waste of time that will bring very little results and a lot of frustration.
  6. People hire people; companies don’t hire people. Build relationships with people – your chances of getting hired will be much greater. The Internet is a great way to do this.
  7. Good things come to those who initiate. Don’t sit around and expect a job to come to you – MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Take time out now to check your Internet presence and make any adjustments or changes, as needed.

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