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Employers are searching almost every website to get more information about you.
Don’t think what you post is private.
Understand the security settings on the social networks.
Be aware of your audience and what you say.
Do you make the grade?
Recruiters are bombarded with applications from candidates.
Information overload is inevitable.
You need to separate yourself from the hundreds of other job candidates with the same skill set and education.
Think about what makes you different.
Monitoring and securing your brand
If you don’t have an online presence, you still want to check what’s being said about you.
Google yourself. Set up Google alerts to receive notifications.
Search Twitter and other places. Listen and monitor those conversations – is it good or bad?
Secure your domains online. Ensure that other people don’t use your handle in the future.
Stand out in the crowd
An online resume
Some free tools to help you stand out from other applicants:
www.VisualCV.com - Allows you to share your resume via e-mail or social networking sites.
www.wordpress.com - Not just a blogging site, but a great way to create a personal website.
Make the most of your network Make the most of your network
Effective networking ✪ Tip ✪ Create a virtual business card! Free sites like twtBizCard will send your online information to your Twitter followers. You can access through iPhone, Blackberry, Droid and other smartphones with Web capabilities.
Expand your network.
Prepare in advance.
Manage your expectations.
Keep the lines of communication open.
Finding the right opportunity
www.twitjobsearch - Pulls job postings from Twitter. Search by type of job, area and even salary.
www.BigShoesNetwork.com - Sign up for the e-newsletters for weekly updates on positions in the region.
Facebook and LinkedIn –Join groups to meet with people of similar interests.
Social media is just a tactic.
Create your personal brand.
Make sure you have a quality resume and cover letter.
Expand your network.
Look in the right places for jobs.
“ Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future” by Dan Schawbel – 2nd edition due out Oct. 5, 2010: www.personalbrandingbook.com
www.mashable.com - Website offers business advice for the social media world.
www.slideshare.com - Check out PowerPoint presentations on various topics.