Finding a new job means one thing: marketing yourself and your unique skills, personality, and experiences. In today’s digital world this is easier than ever. There are more than a few ways to paint a perfect picture of yourself online. Here’s where you can get started:
Hands down, it’s the first place to turn when looking for a job. Beef up your title and bio with key words. Get a professional profile picture taken. Post occasional updates, which will make your profile appear in your network’s news feed. You can even follow interesting companies and their job listings (find us here!). LinkedIn Groups are also a great way to network and stay connected to your industry. Join a few and respond to a discussion or start your own.
Who knew that 140 characters could be so life-changing? Twitter is a great place to find and follow leaders in your industry and stay up to date on industry news. Get an insider view into the companies you hope to work for by following CEOs and employees. Send tweets to potential mentors or hiring managers. The entire universe is at your fingertips — what are you waiting for?
This easy-to-use site is essentially a digital business card — with a little bit of personality. The short and sweet profile is easily linked to your email signature. Within the profile, add icons for your social media presences and use the bio area to describe what kind of position you’re searching for and your career goals.
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