In any economic climate, competition for the best positions remains tough. It’s incredibly important to prove to an employer that you are the best candidate over your competition. But before you send your resume, let’s visit how your online footprint represents you.
With the explosion of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, many job seekers must consider the highly visible record of online interactions and activities. Employers have a variety of inexpensive and easily accessible tools to research candidates before even scheduling an interview and determine whether there will be a fit without even meeting anyone.
What does this mean for you? Any off-putting or controversial online material may keep you from a job offer or even scheduling an interview.
Over half of employers now research online their candidates and the vast majority of those employers have turned down candidates by what they’ve seen online. Ensure you present yourself in the best possible way therefore not excluding yourself from a great opportunity. Just as you can find them, they can find you….