Whether you are seeking a new position or competing for a job promotion, you need a Professional Social Media Profile and Online Career Presence in addition to your resume to showcase your skills, ability, and potential. Employers are no longer waiting for you to respond to a job posting, they are proactively sourcing, and can find you by researching LinkedIn profiles.
“In many ways, your profile is the exact opposite of your resume! Resumes are used to sell yourself…but in your LinkedIn profile, you want your buyers to opt-in to who you are so they can decide if they want to work with (and buy from) you. Don’t get caught up in patting yourself on the back.” - Janice B. Gordon, Founder of Scale Your Sales
Social Media Profiles can help you connect with friends and associates who can recommend you for positions. They have become an essential complement to your resume.
Most recruiters who are proactively hiring are on LinkedIn, and they search to see if you are also on LinkedIn. If you are not on LinkedIn or present a bad profile they may assume that you are either technologically challenged, or worse, you have something to hide.
The writers at Franklin Paterson Company, will create a LinkedIn profile that will stand out, validate your professionalism, and catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters.
A well-designed LinkedIn profile will also make it easier for recruiters and career associates to locate your profile, indicate that you actively job searching, and highlight the type of position you are seeking.
Keep your personal updates and professional updates on separate social media accounts.
Use relevant keywords in your profile description so recruiters can find you.
Follow relevant companies and individuals in your industry or network.
Join and get involved in LinkedIn Groups related to your industry.
Describe the role you are seeking when you initiate conversations.
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Accelerate your job search with Professional Social Media and Online Career Profiles.
Always add your Professional Social Media Profile links to your resume, job applications, and emails.
Employers regularly visit the sites below to view a potential Candidate's Online Profiles before considering them for a position.
You should have an Professional Online Profile on one or more of these:
Facebook.com - before starting your job search and your professional online career profile, scrub your page of info that is too personal or inappropriate.
LinkedIn.com - can help you to get the most from your professional network and increase referrals to new jobs. Join and add relevant career oriented groups to increase your sphere of possible referrals.
Twitter.com - creating a professional social media profile on Twitter can help with your job search. Employers use Twitter as a source for information on your interest and character.
Personal Web Site or Blog- Create a personal web site or blog that includes your Professional Social Media Profile or Online Career Profile, include any articles you have written or links to career relevant interests. Don't forget to use your LinkedIn badges too.
A Word Of Caution:
Human Resources and hiring managers regularly source LinkedIn and other Social Media sites for candidate; but for the actual application process and interview you will need a professional resume, that expands on the highlights in your profile.
Online profiles do not replace Professional Cover Letter.
Ask us today about our Social Media Profile Services / Online Career Profile Services / Help updating your LinkedIn Profile.