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4 Quick Social Media Profile Fixes to Get You Hired

personal branding & social mediaYou’ve heard about personal branding and social media. You’ve also heard that companies are now using social media to screen candidates. Now you’re wondering how to ensure that all your social media platforms make you look good to an employer. While there is much to know, quick social media profile fixes can boost your online brand fast.

The biggest mistake job seekers make when dealing with their social media pages is not having them in sync with one another. Potential employers are experts in looking for details, as such you must make sure that all your social media profiles match up. The key is to employ easy social media profile tweaks that can have big results.

For instance, if your LinkedIn profile says one thing and your Twitter page says another, the prospective employer may be scratching their head wondering what the deal is with your identity. Below you’ll find some of the most common fixes you can make to ensure that all of your social media profiles are in sync with your brand.

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Ignore Social Media at Your Own Job Search Risk – 2012 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey


Job seek­ers can no longer ignore their online pres­ence, according to the 2012 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey. Job seekers who are not present online, do so at their own peril. Those who are not on LinkedIn are vir­tu­ally invis­i­ble to employ­ers. Hiring managers and third party recruiters are enamored with the easy access to talent afford to them by social net­works. Social net­work­ing is simply pre­ferred by recruiters and employ­ers as a tool to acquire talent. If you don’t believe these state­ments just look at results of the newly released 2012 Job­vite Social Recruit­ing Sur­vey

  • 92% of com­pa­nies will recruit in social net­works this year. (Up from 89% in 2011)
  • 43% of recruiters who use social recruit­ing saw an increase in can­di­date qual­ity this year.
  • 73% of com­pa­nies have suc­cess­fully hired a can­di­date through social media.

In addi­tion, LinkedIn has become nearly uni­ver­sal with 93% of com­pa­nies using the site for recruiting and…Continue Reading…

Effective Job Search Strategy-Go to the Beach in the Fall & Avoid the Herd

A good friend of mine posted on Facebook over the weekend, she had perfect hooded sweatshirt weather at the beach. Truly one of my favorite times during the year.

Picturing this tranquil beach sparsely populated by hooded beachgoers due to the chill in the air, somehow led me to think of email inboxes. It made me think of the fact that successful job seekers go where the herd does not go. (Really. It did. I know I need to get out more…but that is another post on a much different type of blog.)

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12 Places Corporate Recruiters Look For Their Next Hire–Are You There?

I did an informal survey of approximately 20 corporate recruiters asking which sources they use to find qualified candidates. Although an unscientific poll, the results were still reflective of the shift occurring in the job search landscape. For each source on this list, ask yourself:Continue Reading…