Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Positioning Your Online Self

Chris Russell talks about using Facebook in your job hunt. His main point:
Job hunting these days is all about being found online and creating a digital profile for employers to find you. Most companies are now researching candidates before and after the interview so it's in your best interest to give them something positive to read. With millions of you now on Facebook, its a good idea to refine your digital trial.
He gets into the importance of participating in appropriate interest groups and using add-ons that can help in your search. And, of course, there's the importance of good networking - which in the online world means having the right "friends."

Facebook, it turns out, has a bunch of networks that show up when you search on "accounting" or "CPAs," though I haven't gone through all of them. On LinkedIn, which doesn't have networks beyond your own, plenty of accountants are around if you search on those keywords. MySpace says it has 622 members of its accounting network.

Of course, you should bear in mind people you might want to work for may well look at your online profile. Proceed accordingly.

Tips to job hunt with Facebook
[Secrets of the Job Hunt]

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