Build Online Profiles That Will Get You Hired

By TTi Global, Special for US Daily Review.

Social media has impacted every aspect of corporate employment. If you are looking for new employment or want to attract a recruiter for your next position here are some things you need to know about your on-line profile.

Diane Sutton, Recruiting manager, North American Operations for TTi Global, an international staffing and recruiting company, emphasizes the importance of social media. “Social media is by far one of the most important tools used by recruiters today. A well built profile is a ticket to landing high in search results for thousands of recruiters who routinely scour LinkedIn to find best-fit candidates.”

Learn the tools.  “It’s important to use the right social media platform and understand how to effectively present your ‘brand’,” says Sutton. From a recruiter perspective LinkedIn is the preferred resource with Twitter becoming increasingly important.  If you are unfamiliar with these tools, learn them.  It’s critical to make your profile search-friendly and attractive to key hiring decision makers.

Understand how employers view your profile.  “It’s surprising how many people have vague and incomplete profiles. They will be skipped right over.” Sutton explains, “If you want to be contacted, use key words and complete details of your entire career.  List your accomplishments and secure at least 3-4 recommendations. Incorporate your Twitter Feed and Link and include a link to your blog.  Include a professional photo in your LinkedIn profile with your phone number and email address in the summary section.”

Manage your on-line reputation. Sutton emphasizes, “Your on-line profile is your public reputation. Obviously you want a clean professional image and put forth your best. You should be always promoting for your next position. Think about joining groups that are professionally and geographically appropriate, update your status daily and work to build your career network. It may seem like a lot of work, but it pays out in the end.”

TTi Global is a world leader in providing outstanding resource personnel and instructional systems design, offering global full-service training resources and support services. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, MI, TTi Global supports a workforce of over 1500 and operations in eighteen countries.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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