This poll was inspired by a recent talk I gave. Why this is important In 4 Things to Know and Do Before Employers Google Your Name, I mentioned a 2008 survey that reported how 20% of American employers researched candidates' backgrounds on social networks. In April 2011, career expert Joshua Waldman - who sponsored the just-ended 5th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest - quoted a more recent survey claiming that 81% of American employers google candidates. And in a recent talk I gave at the Jerusalem Business Networking Forum...
How to build your online reputation without social media networks or your own blog. This is a guest post by Danielle McGaw. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. It is common knowledge today that employers are using the search engines to find out more about their potential employees than they could ever legally ask in an interview. They can find out more about you than you might realize. Ever posted something stupid on a forum? Or how about posted pictures of your wild weekend in Mexico?
A new quick and easy way to promote yourself online. As if you didn't have enough online profiles to manage already, along come personal pages. But then... maybe the fact that there's almost nothing to manage is what makes them so appealing? What are personal pages? Personal pages, also called personal home pages, are one page websites that are meant to be used as web-based business cards. Like a business card, your personal page typically contains information about how to contact and follow you online or off. Like a business card, your personal page can be used to brand you in as memorable a way as you (or a designer) can imagine. The two personal page creators that have become popular so far are about.me and flavors.me.
Free tools to help the unemployed, underemployed and everyone else to package and promote themselves for hiring authorities. This is a guest post by Doug Caldwell. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. "It ain't braggin' if you can back it up." Dizzy Dean Job seekers often limit themselves to a profile on LinkedIn, paper business cards and a written resume which may be posted on job boards. We often hear/read about the bigges, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Stand out as distinct and different in the labor market 1. Resume I have sampled several online apps seeking the best features to promote and package myself with hiring authorities. I made this screencast about five different resume on-line websites. Find what works best for you to promote yourself to get the interview.
Everything you need to manage your reputation online and get to any nasty Web surprises before they get to you. Did you expect to find less than 200 resources and tips? This list is being updated all the time as I discover more links for you. Bookmark it now or subscribe to JobMob via RSS or email for future updates. Discover & track what's being said about you What should you be tracking? Most people will only want to track their full name (in the format "firstname lastname"), but there are other things you might want to watch as well: * Web pages where you posted your resume, portfolio or other online work * Any products that you take credit for in a resume or portfolio * Companies that you're researching in a job hunt * People you might soon work with or for * Major players in your industry * The job market in your industry