More and more agencies and employers are searching online for suitable applicants. If you do not have an online presence you may be missing out on opportunities. You need to make sure that anything on social media that can be seen by a potential employer is going to help you get employed.
How to Self-Promote Online
Put yourself out there
Update your social status with your job status out. “Visibility creates opportunities”. If people/friends don’t know that you are searching for a job, then they don’t know how to help you.
Create a professional Portfolio on Blogger
You may want to consider creating a personal blog/website, can be useful during your job search. Your best bet is simply your name as a dot com address.
Buy your name as a domain name
Without a doubt; one of the easiest ways to manage your online identity is to buy your name as a domain name.
Start engaging in online conversations with your potential employer. Pick a couple posts and leave thoughtful comments. If you read something relevant to their industry, share the article on their wall. Let them know that you have something to bring to the table.
Tip: If you have an opportunity to volunteer or intern with that company, do it!
Is also a great place to add a portfolio of work, such as presentations, links to your website, blogs, videos and articles which are relevant to the kind of role that you are looking for in your next position. This shows what you have to offer for a future employer, rather than just a static CV with details of facts and responsibilities.
Please, unless you are actually a ninja, a guru, or a rock star, don’t ever use any of those terms in your bio. Ever. Don’t call yourself superhero.
You should select chats about your area of expertise. Chats are an excellent way to demonstrate your expertise and gain more exposure and followers. This is a new technique for many job seekers. Is also an important strategy for maximizing yourself online and getting discovered by potential recruiters and hiring companies.
Attend relevant webinars, online seminars, and online events, asking credible and positive questions
Hopefully these tips help with your job-hunting efforts. Do you have any more tips to share with us?