It is no longer good enough to have a resume. If you can’t be found online, you don’t exist. This week’s roundup of popular posts happens to touch on the topic of online visibility.
From a recruiter’s viewpoint, relying solely on resume databases limits the pool of viable candidates. So recruiters have been using the internet to broaden their search for potential candidates. Recruiters also google your name before they pick up the phone to call you for a phone screen.
While this may not be true for every occupation, for example, teachers, nurses, civil servants, it certainly won’t hurt if you are visible online. And just in case someone does look online, can you guarantee that what they find online is the BEST representation of you (or even the right you)?
Can You Be Found?
by Chris Russell | CareerCloud
Podcast with Vala Afshar, CMO of Enterasys Networks who explains how he found the right person for free in just a matter of weeks using social media.
How to Leverage LinkedIn Status Updates for Your Job Search
by Ed Han | Job-Hunt.org
Updates provide additional essential elements in your online visibility.
- Demonstrate That You Are Reachable on LinkedIn
- Increase Your LinkedIn Visibility
- Reinforce Your Professional Image
How to Vet Social Media Groups for Prospects
by Kristi Hines | Social Media Examiner
Joining the right social groups allows you to connect with your customers by answering their questions and sharing valuable information.
Like many of the posts I share, this one isn’t written specifically for job seekers. Replace “prospects” with”potential employer” and the word “customer” with “employer” and you’ll see the relevance.
How to Become Referred for a Great Job – Part 1
by Hank Boyer (Boyer Management) | LinkedIn
The combination of effective networking, the hidden job market, and employee referral programs produce the most powerful way to land your dream job.
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.