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New Technologies in Your Job Search

Differentiating yourself in the digital realm means that you are going to have more than just a resume. Here are some new and innovative ways to improve your digital profile. Typically these tools can be used in conjunction with your resume and often help to supplement your resume.

Keep in mind: recruiters and employers are using search engine queries about potential hires more and more frequently. So take control of your image before an image is created for you.

    * Professional Websites
    * Video Resumes
    * Blogs
    * Cyber Networking

Don’t just use one network

LinkedIn may be the most widely known and used social network purely for business contacts. However it isn’t right for everyone or every situation.
You may run into situations where you identify a company or individual you need to contact and use other searches to find e-mail addresses, phone numbers or other information to get you closer to that contact. ZoomInfo, Spock and other business-information aggregation sites are great places to gather information about your target companies or hiring managers.

As any number of college students and one Miss America contestant can tell you, it’s bad form to record your indiscretions and post the evidence on a public Web site. Embarrassing photos or remarks can surface during your job search.
Recruiters and hiring managers routinely search social networking sites for background information, and many will hold photos of youthful hijinks against them.

Get Googled, get found

Web developers don’t rely on luck to drive readers to their Web site. They use search engine optimization (SEO) to increase the likelihood search engines will showcase their Web pages. Your profiles on LinkedIn and other social networks should be no different. Make sure recruiters can find you.
SEO relies on the concept that the more prominently a Web page appears in search results, the more searchers will visit the page. Optimizing your profile pushes it toward the top.
SEO marketers (a budding job classification) add keywords, which are the terms that are most likely to be queried by a Web searcher interested in the topic you are trying to promote -- in this case, your career. If you want to be noticed by anyone who needs a Database Administrator with MySQL experience, your profile should use include those specific terms, instead of more generic or less descriptive terms like
“DBA” or “database admin” and any specific languages or skills the recruiter might search for.
Choosing the right network for your profile can also help.
While Facebook might be a larger, more useful network for your profession, LinkedIn is particularly well positioned for Google searches.

Finish the job

The biggest mistake most people make using LinkedIn, Facebook and social networks is that they don’t complete their profiles with all the information about their experience, skills and miscellaneous information that could be relevant; what’s more, they don’t pursue contacts. Omitting information makes it difficult for recruiters to find your profile and hard for you to connect to new opportunities through your contacts.

We recommend creating a personal, professional website like those found at www.MyOnlineCareerSpace.com which is complete with your resume, photos, testimonials and referrals so that you can take control of your online image. Use this when job searching on other sites, when you are talking with a career coach and/or when searching for jobs on the MyOnlineCareerSpace.com site!

 
 

Success Stories

"I wanted to let you know that I was successful in finding a new position to which I transitioned on December 1. I am convinced that the improvements you made to my resume were instrumental in helping me communicate a true value proposition to prospective employers. I feel very fortunate, and I really appreciate your efforts.”
- Franklin Trusk

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Tips and Techniques

 1. Be Specific. Have Focus in your job/career search.

2. Beef up your email signature.

3. Authenticity Matters

4. Cross-promote.

5. Become visible in the industry.