What you say and do outside of work impacts your career pursuits. Yet some people still fail to realize how much their digital footprint matters. Here are some surprising things employers surveyed by The Creative Group have found when searching online for information about creative job candidates:
“A potential hire arguing on social media.”
“One candidate shared very negative comments regarding previous employers.”
“Too much personal information. I have seen an online resume that had the person’s date of birth, marital status and other things that were irrelevant and should not be disclosed.”
“Embarrassing party photos.”
“Unprofessional email addresses or screen names.”
Your digital footprint can influence whether or not you land a job.
And even if you’re highly qualified, you may be deemed too risky
to even bring in for an interview if your online image doesn’t
align with your professional one. The upside is that you do have the
power to make sure you’re portraying the skills and qualities
that employers seek.
Here are some tips
on how to sell a version
of yourself that will appeal to hiring managers and future colleagues.
For additional tips, visit the TCG Blog.
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