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Discover how an effective online profile with linked online accounts can increase your career opportunities. Learn about online career profiles beyond just single-social network site profiles and how ...

Discover how an effective online profile with linked online accounts can increase your career opportunities. Learn about online career profiles beyond just single-social network site profiles and how to use them to market yourself and make your career!

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  • To learn more about how to market yourself and 'Build an Online Profile to Increase Career Opportunities', register for this free event: http://www.idiomstrategies.com/Individuals/individuals/events.html

    Marketing Yourself: Build an Online Profile to Increase Career Opportunities
    Monday, September 13, 2010
    Join us for coffee and a discussion on how to Market Yourself!
    Increase Your Career Opportunities with an Online Profile

    * My resume looks great, but I'm not getting called for interviews.
    * I want to move forward in my career, but I'm always getting passed over for promotions.
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  • Think of your Online Profile as You, in Digital Form It’s displaying who you are to others through locations on the internet.
  • http://www.labnol.org/internet/online-reputation-important-for-jobs/12582/

Build An Online Profile for Your Career Build An Online Profile for Your Career Presentation Transcript

  • Build An Online Profile
    • Express Who You Are & Increase Your Career Options.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • What We’ll Be Covering
    • Defining an Online Profile
      • Where online profiles exist.
      • Why you should care about having an online profile.
    • How an Online Profile Can Benefit Your Career
      • What to avoid so your profile doesn’t harm your career.
    • Building Your Online Profile
      • Personal and professional goals help define your optimal online profile.
      • Nobody said it would be easy.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • What’s an Online Profile?
    • Why you should care.
    • Why you should have one.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • What’s an Online Profile?
    • It’s You, in Digital Form.
      • As much or as little as you want to share
        • Personal Details, Contact Information & Calendars
        • Images, Videos & Audio Files
        • Communications & Documents
        • Lifestyle Information
        • Social Media & Web 2.0 Networks, Accounts, Communities
      • What others share about you
      • Information you “claim” or “tag”
    • Your Online participation
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • Where Do Online Profiles Exist? Idiom Strategies© 2010
    • Locations
      • Websites, Blogs, Wikis, Microblogs
      • Social Networks, Sharing Sites
      • Online Communities, Forums, Chat-rooms
      • Third-Party Software-as-a-Service Application Providers
      • Computers
      • Mobile Devices (Cell phones, PDAs, etc.)
  • Every Network/Site Has You Create a Profile? Idiom Strategies© 2010
    • 1 Person, 1 Set of Personal Details = 1 Online Profile
      • Multi-Locational
      • Interconnected Locational Accounts
      • Static & Dynamic Locations
      • Free & Paid-for Locations
    • Hyperlinked Locations/Accounts = 1 Online Profile
    www.hyperlink.com www.hyperlink.com www.hyperlink.com
  • Who Cares About an Online Profile?
    • 79% of US hiring managers & recruiters look for information about job applicants online.*
    • *Microsoft commissioned research, December 2009.
    • Traditional Resumes Are Outdated
      • Still a necessity, but to be competitive, today’s job market requires candidates do more.
    • Drastic increase in job market competition
    • Evolution & availability of technology
    • More industries requiring online skills & mobile device use
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • Online Profiles Allow For Online Networking
    • Networking is Now More Common Online Than In Person.
      • Online networking leads to more job opportunities.
      • Building online relationships opens the door to other professional relationships.
      • Online profiles, networking & social media sites lead to interesting career & personal growth ideas.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • How Can An Online Profile Help Your Career?
    • Avoid damaging, or flat-out killing, your career online.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • The Power of an Online Profile
    • Career Benefits of a Well-Executed Online Profile
      • Potential employers:
      • Can find you, as a potential employee, more easily.
      • See a consistent, positive picture of who you are.
      • Will get a sense of your personality & your work experience.
      • Can learn more about your career activities & business connections than a resume can show.
      • Opportunities find you because you’re now actively participating in a “searchable” universe, connecting with others.
      • An Online Profile shows initiative to current employers.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • How It Can All Go Very Wrong
    • Use an Online Profile Wisely
      • Once it’s online, it’s almost impossible to remove.
      • Build positive business relationships.
      • Don’t burn bridges.
      • Be particular when “friending” people in social networks.
        • W hat they say about you, even as a joke, might be seen by a potential employer.
        • Trust privacy settings, but never trust them 100%.
      • Be yourself, but pick the best part of you.
        • Show your personality, but remember that some things don’t translate well from the spoken to the written word.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • How It Can All Go Very Wrong
    • Why Companies Reject
    • Job Candidates
      • 70% of hiring managers
      • have rejected
      • candidates just because
      • of online reputation.
      • Stars indicate items
      • you have total online
      • control over.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • How It Can All Go Very Wrong
    • Just Because It’s There Doesn’t Mean You Need It
      • Know how features work before you try to use them.
      • Determine if a social network, forum or online community is right for you before you sign up.
      • Will it help your career?
      • If it is a personal hobby/interest will it hurt your career? If so, make sure you are very, very anonymous!
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • Building Your Online Profile
    • Your personal and professional goals can be helpful.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • How Do I Build My Online Profile?
    • Research What is Right for You.
      • Choose a business social network that will give you the most value for your career field.
      • Consider your career goals & growth interests.
      • Online industry communities, discussion groups or forums may be of interest.
      • Consider short-term objectives.
      • Networking through microblogging or discovering industry changes/news with social bookmarking/tagging sites might be helpful.
      • Promoting your expertise on a blog could be important for you.
    • Choose Only What You Have Time to Do.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • What Else Should I Do?
    • Be Consistent & Linked
      • Be consistent with account/profile/member info.
      • Use the same Username/Handle in all online locations if possible.
      • Consider using your real name, a derivative of your name or a self-defining title that represents your career.
      • Use the same photo/image/avatar across all online locations.
      • Add links between all of online locations.
    • All Online Locations = Your Complete Online Profile!
    • Carefully Choose Personal Online Activities.
      • Link locations that add value.
      • Make activities that don’t add value for your career, anonymous!
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • Where Are the Answers? The Instructions?
    • There’s No Step-by-Step Instructions
      • Building an effective online profile is unique for every person.
      • The right online locations for you are dependent on:
      • Career Field
      • Industry
      • Professional & Personal Goals
      • Career Stage
      • Personal Life & Interests
      • And many other factors.
      • Individual marketing, online networking and online profile participation is dependent on:
      • Online Profile Locations
      • Career & Personal Factors.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • This Sounds Really Hard!
    • If You’re Familiar with the Online Social World You’re a Step Ahead
      • There are many online resources to help.
      • Use Google, Bing, Yahoo or other search engines to find ways to “Build an online profile” or “Social networking to increase job opportunities.”
    • There Are Marketing & Online Technology Coaches Who Can Help
      • Personal Marketing Consultants can teach you how to create and build on your online profile and coach you on networking and marketing yourself for new opportunities.
    Idiom Strategies© 2010
  • Engagement Marketing for Businesses & Individuals Market Yourself and Make Your Career
    • www.idiomstrategies.com
    • [email_address]
    • Connect, Participate and Engage for Success
    • Request a Free Individual Consultation
    • 415.264.2098
    Idiom Strategies© 2010