“Employers are increasingly looking for recruits with who have a strong online brand”
“At figleaves.com social network sites like LinkedIn and Facebook have become absolutely critical in finding new hires. Not only do they give us access to people who we might not find elsewhere, but they are also an excellent way to understand more about the candidate beyond just their CV. Certainly for figleaves.com, job seekers who have a strong online presence do stand out from the crowd, and we would encourage more people to invest in their online ‘brand’.”
– If you decide to use Facebook for professional networking, take a close look at your profile and decide what you want business contacts or prospective employers to see – and what you don’t!
– Sign-up to Linked-In if you haven’t already
– Track potential employers and recruitment consultancies on Twitter
– Don’t leave a blank or incomplete profile. A full profile gives people the best opportunity to get to know you.
– Post content relevant to your job search but limit the photos you post.
– Network strategically – connect to people who can help with your job search.
– Think about joining interest groups which fit your field of interest.
– Finally, don’t limit activity to online social networks. It’s useful to speak to recruitment agencies with expertise in your local labour market. You can also view Britain’s largest database of job vacancies at http://www.direct.gov.uk/backtowork to see who’s recruiting in your area.
Further Reading: Mashable