All of us know the importance of making sure your resume is in tip top shape. All of us knows the same for your LinkedIn profile. But does Twitter, instagram, reddit, Quora, and facebook, help you get noticed as well?
According to an interview specialist, here is what she says, Over 45% of employers now look at Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles to screen job candidates. “Employers will look at your social media. Guaranteed,” says Burik. “So take a moment to clean out those photos of you having a wild party or any comments that undermine the impression you want to make.
Jon Gregory, a job search and interview specialist, agrees that “everything you put online should be as professional as practically possible”. Though he says sometimes it can be worth running separate profiles for professional and private use.
However, Burik adds that “showing a little personality” online is no bad thing, as long as you “keep it within professional boundaries”.
Now, don’t rely on social media alone to land you a job. Indeed and many others will give you an idea of what is out there and what sort of skills and experience employers are looking for. It’s also worth contacting recruitment agencies, particularly if there are any that specialise in your field. Call them up and send them your CV – and keep in touch.
Hopefully this information helps you on your search for a new job and creating your resume online! Stay focused and most importantly stay PROFESSIONAL!