Whether you are a recent graduate or have been an alumni of ours for years. It is important to know how to present yourself online as a professional to get that dream job you have always been wanting! It is no secret that networking and social media have changed the way we communicate with one another and get jobs. Of course, we are talking about the professional social media networking platform, LinkedIn. If you have one and are lost on what you need to do or you do not have one and do not know where to begin here are some great places to start! According to Vault.com you should do the following for your LinkedIn.
A common mistake people make is to put the bare minimum on their LinkedIn page and not interact with other LinkedIn users. Instead, your LinkedIn profile should be a polished snapshot of your achievements and expertise. Take time to regularly update your LinkedIn profile, especially if you are currently looking for a job, and use the site to engage with others. The following are some steps you should consider:
Be Social If you are looking for an easier way to express yourself, Twitter is a great way to microblog on certain topics. It is also a useful way to reach more people and find others who share the same interests as you. The more you interact with them, the more attention you will receive.
Meetup/Eventbrite are event websites where you can find networking events, career fairs, etc in your area. It is also where you can find other professionals in your field to network with or even grab a coffee to discuss the latest issues in neuroscience or development theories, and more! These are not dating sites, but social gathering initiative websites for people of similar interests to come together. Do not forget to bring your business card!
While traditional business cards are always a great idea. it is nice to have a backup if you forget them! try out these handy sites below to create your own digital business cards for free!
Creating your own blog or website is a good way to showcase your skills and experience. You can find sites that will let you create your own space for free. And unlike social media, you can customize your blog/website to convey your personality and share your accomplishments in a way that best highlights them. Having your own website or blog also gives you a chance to demonstrate your creative side.
You can treat this space as a portfolio by publishing your own articles or other work. This can be helpful during interviews because you can share your work in a centralized, organized location without fumbling through a binder or forgetting something at home.
Of course, be careful what you post. Make sure it is well edited and that the content is appropriate. Be sure to go back and update your website when you accomplish something new. Just like you would a resume.
Resources used for this article:----https://www.vault.com/blogs/job-search/how-to-build-a-strong-professional-presence-online