Career Development: Set Yourself Up for Today’s Virtual Job Fair
Today’s job fair leans more toward virtual than the meet & greet at the Convention Center that was popular before social media.
Here is an infographic from by MBAOnline.com that breaks down how may people have found jobs on the social network:
Is it time to clean up your social media presence?
It may be where you find your next big career opportunity. Sometimes we forget just how many people can see what we are putting online and this can work for or against us.
Here are 3 tips for cleaning up your digital footprint.
1. Search yourself. Put your name, in quotations, into three search engines and see what comes up. Is there anything you want to take off the internet? You may find old social profiles you no longer use (Myspace anyone?) that you are ready to delete.
2. Review the privacy settings. One thing to be sure of about the big three (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) is that their policies will change. You may have set privacy setting years ago and never revisited. Take some time to do so and ensure that the right people are seeing your posts.
3. Always use a flattering profile picture. You may have your Facebook privacy set so that only your close friends and family can see you, but if your profile is searchable, potential employers can look you up online and still see your profile photo, so choose wisely.
What do you think? Have you ever received a career opportunity on social media?