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Social Media: Your Online Presence Can Make or Break Your Job Search!

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We understand the competitive job market and the importance of putting your best foot forward. In today's digital age, that extends beyond your resume and cover letter. Your social media profiles are like a digital billboard, constantly broadcasting a message about who you are.

Did you know that according to a Sundus survey, over 70% of employers screen social media profiles during the hiring process? That means a careless post or inappropriate picture could cost you your dream job.

The Good News: Social Media Can Work For You!

Social media isn't just about funny cat videos and vacation photos. Use your profiles to showcase your skills and experience! Share industry articles, participate in relevant discussions, and connect with professionals in your field. This demonstrates your passion and knowledge to potential employers.

Taking Control: How to Manage Your Online Presence

  1. Clean Up Your Accounts:  Review your social media profiles and remove anything unprofessional or offensive.

  2. Privacy Settings: Consider making your personal accounts private, especially if they contain sensitive content.

  3. Professional Profile:   Create a separate profile specifically for professional networking. Use LinkedIn to highlight your skills and experience.

  4. Google Yourself: Regularly search your name online to see what pops up first. Address any negative results that might come up.

  5. Think Before You Post:  Always consider how a post might reflect on you professionally before hitting "share."

By following these tips, you can ensure your social media presence is a positive asset in your job search!


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