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Is your online presence helping or hindering your career?

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays VP, on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Blog Aug 25 social media profile adviceAs social media becomes increasingly part of our everyday lives, it's becoming more important than ever to review your online profile, even in industries such as construction and resources and mining, where most business was traditionally conducted off line.

What can you do to make sure your web presence is helping your career?

1. Know what employers are seeing
It used to be a bit of a joke to google yourself, but now it's necessary career advice. Open a private browser and search your name and location to figure out what hiring managers will find when they do the same.

2. Optimize your profile
Your professional profile should be the first thing people find when they search for you. Use keywords make yourself searchable by employers. On LinkedIn for example, your summary, endorsements and recommendations should be filled with key words of the skills you want to showcase and your target job title. 

3. Keep private and professional separate
Separate your business and personal profiles. It's okay if employers find your personal profiles, but you should control what activity is shared through the privacy settings. It's one thing if your employer can see the pictures from your latest vacation, another if you're publicly sharing the photos from your last big night out.

If you haven't looked for a new job in the last 12 months, review all your public profiles to make sure that you're sending the right message to employers. But don't be afraid to show a little personality, it could set you apart from the crowd.

Looking for a new job in construction? Check out the links below, or search for opportunities in your region.
 

Civil Estimator + Civil Project Manager
Calgary 1035307

Senior Estimator
Toronto 1041316
Project Manager
Edmonton 1039496
Assistant Site Superintendent Ottawa 1041358
Intermediate Construction Manager Calgary 1037806
ICI Construction Site Superintendent Toronto 1040216

 

Visit our section on job seeking and social media for more information on perfecting your profile.

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