June 10, 2017, Comment off

Stand Out to HR Hiring Managers Through Your Online Presence

It’s a challenging job market, even with all the new companies and jobs coming into the Chicago area. As a job seeker who wants to stand out, it’s beneficial for you to use all the tools you have at your fingertips. One of the best ways to make a positive impression and get noticed by hiring companies is by building a professional online reputation. Here’s how:

Get a blog going now

Nowadays, almost everyone has an online blog. But the fastest way to be noticed online is through a domain that uses your name and shares great content. Register your domain for a few dollars, and set up a WordPress or Tumblr blog. Use a professional headshot and share some brief stats about yourself. Then start writing a weekly post related to your professional life.

Get registered on LinkedIn

According to most recent reports, LinkedIn is used by over 90 percent of recruiters to source candidates. This means you need to get registered as a user and build a professional profile as soon as you can. Use a professional-looking headshot, a descriptive title, and add your most recent work and educational histories. Get connected to your colleagues and ask for recommendations to showcase your work history and skills. Join Groups in your field and interests.

Social networking your way to success

There are other social networks you will need to get noticed online by recruiters and hiring companies. The top networks for accomplishing this include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Create a branded presence here and include examples of your work, professional photos, links to your blog and online portfolios, and anything else that showcases your professional accomplishments. Join career networking groups and “like” company pages for jobs you are targeting, including recruitment agencies.

Add your resume to online career boards

Take the time to upload your resume to major career boards and portals where there are jobs listed, too. You can share your details with potential employers, and improve your brand quickly and easily this way. Remember to keep things simple and consistent as you create your new online image.

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