Having an online presence has never been more important
If you are a job seeker (active or passive) you have probably heard that it is important to build your online reputation. Have you begun? The facts are in. 78% of hiring managers are searching for information about candidates online. Furthermore, 85 percent of the recruiting professionals polled said that they were positively influenced when they found favorable information online.
Thanks to a study commissioned by Microsoft and NETSHARE.com, I will share with you the findings.
How did these surveyed recruiters and hiring managers use the information they found on-line? What were they looking for?
Having a presence and a positive/professional one is the magic combination. How are you managing your on-line reputation? Please share.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.