In addition to having a tailored cover letter and resume, your online presence may play a part in landing your dream job. With increasing competition for roles, more hiring managers are going online to find out about candidates before deciding whether to set up an interview. This is why having a streamlined, professional image is an important part of your job search.
Discover four ways having a visible online image can play a part in being offered your dream job.
1. Grab the Attention of Hiring Managers
Your LinkedIn profile is designed so that hiring managers can easily find and contact you. They can quickly see how your skills and experience may qualify you for an open role. Be sure your headline reflects your background and expertise. In your summary, focus on what you want hiring managers to know. Include your knowledge, skills, and the value you can add to an organization. In your Experience section, detail the high-level professional achievements you are most proud of. Regularly add your new projects and positive reviews to enhance your profile further. Show you are a thought leader in your industry. Additionally, engage with members of your network, so you stay top of mind when an opportunity comes up. Include in your email signature a link to your profile as well.
2. Shape Your Professional Story
When hiring managers decide whether to interview you, they may check your social media to learn more about who you are. When your profiles demonstrate you have the knowledge, experience, and skills needed to excel in a role, the managers are inclined to set up a time to meet with you.
3. Streamline Your Platforms
Your social media accounts should have the same name, clear photo, and professional language across all platforms. Likewise, your bio should be similar across LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so that hiring managers can easily recognize you and your personal brand. Curating key information in this manner establishes a picture of who you are and what you are like to work with. Managers are likely to reach out to you because of your positive online image.
4. Connect with Key Decision Makers
Use social media to reach out to the top decision-makers at the companies you want to work for. Get to know them on a professional and personal level. Include in your cover letter something you have in common that you learned about during your interactions. When the decision-maker reads your resume, they are likely to contact you for an interview. If you end up making the shortlist of potential new hires, your personal connection could land you a job offer.
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