Your Guide To Managing Your Net Rep

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Your Guide To Managing Your Net Rep

  1. 1. Your guide to:Managing yournet rep Put yourself in the shoes of an employer: you’re recruiting someone to join your company, you’re keen to learn as much about them as you can, and all you’ve got to go off is their CV. So what do you do? You Google them of course. With 60% of employers doing just that - not to mention the quarter who admit to having rejected an applicant on the basis of what they’ve found - you should be giving your online reputation (net rep) as much attention as your job search, CV and covering letter.Social media Blogging Dealing with a bad net repWhether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn or Blogging is a fantastic way of The good thing about Facebook isTwitter, most of us use at least one connecting with like-minded people that comments, photos and statussocial networking site, and with the and talking about the things that updates can be deleted. Twitter is aarrival of Instagram and Pinterest, they matter to you; but if you’re writing little trickier - you can delete yourcover just about every area of our lives. under your own name, be mindful of own tweets, but it won’t remove themWhichever social media you use, it can your content. If you’re blogging about from your followers’ feeds. If you’react as a brilliant tool for self-promotion your day-to-day life, try not to criticise worried about a tweet you’ve made in- just as long as you’re promoting the work (or the people you work with), the past, the chances are that with soright things; and while your Facebook and avoid coming across in a negative much fresh content flooding the siteor Twitter account might be personal, way. If a hiring manager finds your every nanosecond, your updates willyou need to think carefully about what blogs and thinks that you’re always be lost in the ether. LinkedIn also letsyou upload - or set it strictly to private. complaining, they may be a bit wary you remove comments and edit your about your character. Of course, if profile, but forums or blogs - where you you do blog about something work may have complained about customer related, and think it adds something to service - may not; so in future, give your professional appeal, be sure to some serious thought to what you’re mention it on your CV. posting. Your words may come back to haunt you.Follow us on:www.office-angels.com
  2. 2. Creating a positive net rep Making your content The subtle art of networking appropriateIf you want to craft an online reputation Once you’ve built a net rep that you’reto be proud of, the best way is to You usually have a gut feeling about happy with, you can start using it to itsget involved in online forums and which pictures and comments you full advantage with a little networking.professional networks - or simply by should be posting and which you LinkedIn is useful for meeting newcommenting on or contributing to should be holding back, so follow contacts and gaining referrals andposts from relevant companies or your instincts. As a general rule, don’t recommendations, but approach thisindustry leaders. This gives you a upload anything that you wouldn’t with as much thought and politenessgreat chance to demonstrate what you want your mum to see. And if your as you would when meeting someoneknow, share valid opinions, and spark friends post something about you that in the flesh - otherwise, all of your hardfurther conversation. It’s also a really you think could damage your carefully work will be for nothing. Followinggood networking tool. And if you write constructed net rep, ask them to take companies and individuals on Twitterarticles, reviews and posts of your own, it down. Of course when it comes to and Facebook is another goodyou might just find that you create a social networking, you might feel like way to get your name out there byname for yourself as the go-to person you have the right to put whatever you commenting on what they’re up to, butfor whatever topic it is that you’re want on there; if that’s the case, just again, be careful with those comments.passionate about. make sure you set the strictest privacy settings. The internet has opened an overwhelming number of previously inaccessible doors to today’s jobseekers, but with pitfalls at every turn, it’s important to keep a keen eye on your online action. If you need any additional advice when it comes to tailoring your net rep, we can help you to understand how employers think, what they’re looking for, and most importantly, what they don’t want to see. Visit our website:: Download our app: Check out our other guides: office-angels.com office-angels.com/appFollow us on:www.office-angels.com
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