Since the coming of Internet era, CV is not adequate now for applying a job. Though a good CV is able to show your information in a format way. However, nowadays, some recruiters not only focus on your ability to work but also care about your personality to consider if you fit the job or not. Thus, having a professional profile online can make a huge different. Because it can demonstrate many aspects about your personality. It may also bring a higher possibility of getting a new job.
As I mentioned in last topic, you never know who is googling you. So it is important to build a professional online profile.
What’s more, according to the Jobtive 2014 Social Recruiting Survey, over 93% of recruiters will review a candidate’s social profile before making a hiring decision. They would like to mainly review candidates’ professional experience, length of professional tenure, specific hard skills and mutual connections. I have written resume before. I was required only use one page to describe myself. It is hard because I only could use simple words and could not show me as a perfectly way. However, social profile is quite different. You can maximizing show your strengths and make recruiters know more about you. It is a place where you can sell your career story, creating a way to advertise yourself as a brand(Maike Hennig, 2015).
There are 73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media and LinkedIn is responsible for 79%(Jobtive, 2014). More than 300 million people in over 200 countries are using LinkedIn and it has became one of the most important and valued sites to connect employers and recruiters(Maike Hennig, 2015). LinkedIn provides one of the best platform to promote yourself as a professional. You can share your achievements, details about work experiences and other information to everyone you are connected with include head-hunters and recruiters who might be looking for someone like you. LinkedIn is also a good place that you can easy to find the job what you prefer. Because it could recommend you the job which are match your requires and you can visit company page or connect to them. Also, when you google your name, if you have a LinkedIn account it will rank really well on google. Therefore, it is a good for recruiters to know more about you(Kinley McFadden,2014).
This is a video about How to Create a Professional LinkedIn Profile I would like to share with you.
Jobtive, 2014, 2014 Social Recruiting Survey
Maike Hennig, 11.06.2015, The Importance of Excellent Professional Profile In The Digital Era
Kinley McFadden, 30.04.2014, Why Linkedin is So Important for Professionals and Job-seekers
Lead Creation, 22.05.2013, B2B Social Media Marketing: How to Create a Professional LinkedIn Profile