5 Ways to Optimize Your Internet Presence

28 Jul

We are very excited to have our very first guest post, contributed by CareerBliss.com, about ways you can improve your presence online! CareerBliss is an online career community and resource dedicated to helping you find joy and success at every step in your career. They offer several resources including company reviews, salary information and even a job board. Be sure to check out their site!

If you’re not taking full advantage of the host of networking platforms on the Internet, you are missing out on major networking opportunities with potential employers.

You can maximize your online reputation by showcasing your experience, skills, and career goals via social media, the blogosphere, and job boards. Check out the following 5 steps you can take today to maximize your job hunt:

#1 Control Facebook Privacy:

Facebook tends to revamp their site and features from time to time in an effort to keep things fresh—without warning. If you don’t take control of your privacy settings, you might become victim to some unwanted automated settings that Facebook periodically applies across the board. Make sure you check out Facebook’s Privacy Explanation so that you have control over your personal info.

If you know that the information posted on your Facebook is simply something you don’t want anyone other than your friends to see, click here to learn how you can go completely invisible on Facebook recently reported by Business Insider.

#2 Activate A LinkedIn Profile:

One of the most common mistakes that students make is creating a LinkedIn profile and then never revisiting the site for a few weeks or months at a time. Recruiters may be searching you in LinkedIn as you read this.

It’s one of the easiest ways to voice your career goal in a way that key recruiters and employers can see.  So, it’s important your LinkedIn profile is complete and active. LinkedIn also features communities and groups. Join the discussion and let your voice be heard on one of the biggest career communities to date.

#3 Connect via Twitter Feed:

There’s a giant career-related community packed with career experts and employers that are constantly feeding great advice. Twitter will help you constantly stay up-to-date on employment trends, job hunting advice, and current job openings.

Create a Twitter solely for job purposes and tweet your way to a job. In order to find the most relevant people to follow, make use of the “Twitter hashtag,” which you create by prefixing a word with the “#” symbol. So, if you’re searching for people to follow with career advice, simply search “#careeradvice” to find relevant people.

#4 Weave into the Career Blog Web:

The blogosphere has a career-related community similar to that of Twitter. Search such community blog systems as Tumblr, WordPress, and Typepad. You can search topics and find the best most popular blogs online.

Create your own blog to keep your network of acquaintances updated on your job hunt process. Make sure that you update your blog regularly to demonstrate your dedication and commitment. Then, post a link to your blog on all of your social media profiles, including LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. to stay connected.

#5 Create a Job Profile:

Another great way to enhance your presence online is to register and register on major job portal websites, with job openings and job alerts. This allows you to stay connected with the latest open jobs in the area of interest. Make sure you keep you revisit such job portals regularly to ensure that you don’t miss any great career opportunities.

By taking these 5 steps, you will be on your way to maximizing your Internet presence. This will help you not only increase visibility of your professional profile to employer and other professionals but also keeps you updated on the latest trends and tips.

*This article was contributed byCareerBliss.com, a career community dedicated to helping people find happiness in the workplace.

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