Your Guide To Managing Your Net Rep

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  • 1. Your guide to:Managing yournet rep Put yourself in the shoes of an employer: youre recruiting someone to join your company, youre keen to learn as much about them as you can, and all youve got to go off is their CV. So what do you do? You Google them of course. With 60% of employers doing just that - not to mention the quarter who admit to having rejected an applicant on the basis of what theyve found - you should be giving your online reputation (net rep) as much attention as your job search, CV and covering letter.Social mediaBlogging Dealing with a bad net repWhether its Facebook, LinkedIn orBlogging is a fantastic way of The good thing about Facebook isTwitter, most of us use at least oneconnecting with like-minded people that comments, photos and statussocial networking site, and with theand talking about the things thatupdates can be deleted. Twitter is aarrival of Instagram and Pinterest, theymatter to you; but if youre writing little trickier - you can delete yourcover just about every area of our lives. under your own name, be mindful of own tweets, but it wont remove themWhichever social media you use, it canyour content. If youre blogging about from your followers feeds. If youreact as a brilliant tool for self-promotionyour day-to-day life, try not to criticise worried about a tweet youve made in- just as long as youre promoting thework (or the people you work with),the past, the chances are that with soright things; and while your Facebook and avoid coming across in a negativemuch fresh content flooding the siteor Twitter account might be personal, way. If a hiring manager finds yourevery nanosecond, your updates willyou need to think carefully about whatblogs and thinks that youre alwaysbe lost in the ether. LinkedIn also letsyou upload - or set it strictly to private. complaining, they may be a bit waryyou remove comments and edit yourabout your character. Of course, ifprofile, but forums or blogs - where youyou do blog about something work may have complained about customerrelated, and think it adds something toservice - may not; so in future, giveyour professional appeal, be sure to some serious thought to what youremention it on your CV. posting. Your words may come back to haunt you.Follow us on:www.office-angels.com

2. Creating a positive net rep Making your contentThe subtle art of networkingappropriateIf you want to craft an online reputationOnce youve built a net rep that youreto be proud of, the best way is toYou usually have a gut feeling about happy with, you can start using it to itsget involved in online forums and which pictures and comments youfull advantage with a little networking.professional networks - or simply byshould be posting and which youLinkedIn is useful for meeting newcommenting on or contributing toshould be holding back, so followcontacts and gaining referrals andposts from relevant companies oryour instincts. As a general rule, dont recommendations, but approach thisindustry leaders. This gives you aupload anything that you wouldntwith as much thought and politenessgreat chance to demonstrate what youwant your mum to see. And if youras you would when meeting someoneknow, share valid opinions, and spark friends post something about you thatin the flesh - otherwise, all of your hardfurther conversation. Its also a reallyyou think could damage your carefullywork will be for nothing. Followinggood networking tool. And if you writeconstructed net rep, ask them to takecompanies and individuals on Twitterarticles, reviews and posts of your own,it down. Of course when it comes toand Facebook is another goodyou might just find that you create a social networking, you might feel like way to get your name out there byname for yourself as the go-to person you have the right to put whatever you commenting on what theyre up to, butfor whatever topic it is that yourewant on there; if thats the case, justagain, be careful with those comments.passionate about. make sure you set the strictest privacysettings.The internet has opened an overwhelming number of previously inaccessible doors to todays jobseekers, but with pitfalls at every turn, its important to keep a keen eye on your online action. If you need any additional advice when it comes to tailoring your net rep, we can help you to understand how employers think, what theyre looking for, and most importantly, what they dont want to see.Visit our website:: Download our app:Check out our other guides:office-angels.com office-angels.com/appFollow us on:www.office-angels.com 3. Follow us on: