Category Archives: Social Media

How Do Employers Screen Candidates on Social Media? [Infographic]

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We’re well into the Social Age, and many job seekers are leveraging social networks to develop personal brands, job hunt and build their careers.

Yet many job seekers haven’t taken the time to thoroughly understand how all all this works from the other side; they haven’t considered how employers and recruiters use social media to source, screen and hire…   

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Online Presence: Much More Than Hiding Spring Break Pics [Infographic]

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By now, we all know to go through our social media profiles and hide those pics with red solo cups, underwear on our heads, and big letters on our chest from the big game.

But your online presence is more than that… much more. And how recruiters perceive you will depend greatly on how well you proactively manage the online version of you…   

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How Easily Can Employers Find You?

Are Employers Finding You

Having an online profile that attracts employers and recruiters is critical to a successful job search. But, the best profile will be useless to you if those employers and recruiters you’ve worked so hard to attract have no way to reach you once they find you. So don’t play hard to get!

If an employer or recruiter is interested in making contact, you must make it very easy for them to reach out… because being difficult to contact causes opportunity to evaporate…   

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The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

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Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”

Today, I offer another profile summary — this time for recent graduates who need a job now, or soon…   

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What Picture is the “Social You” Painting for Employers?

The Social You

For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.   

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6 Mistakes Job Seekers Still Make on Social Media

Social Media Faux Pas

Here’s a cold, hard fact: your personal status updates may be impacting your ability to land your next job.

We all know now that employers will search for you online at some point during the screening and hiring process. What you may not know is that what think may be hidden behind a curtain of privacy… probably isn’t.   

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