5 Helpful Tips To Create An Impressive Professional Profile

Lifestyle  |  April 20, 2017
  • 1. Make your profile public
    1 / 5 1. Make your profile public

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    This is the brave first step to take in branding your social profile, professionally. True enough, it seems daunting to have other profiles other than your Linkedin, like Facebook and Instagram to be exposed to the world wide web, but doing so will increase your chances of more exposure to professional networks, who might end up liking what they see. 

     

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  • 2. Add relevant links to your profile
    2 / 5 2. Add relevant links to your profile

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    Upon sending your resume, there’s a high chance you will be googled – that’s when your social media profiles are being screened. Make it professional and add links from your Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram to your website or skillsets. It might not be related to what the job entails, but it will definitely leave a good impression that you’re resourceful and allows your prospective employers to learn more about your history. 

     

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  • 3. Evaluate your posting history
    3 / 5 3. Evaluate your posting history

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    No judgments here, we often use social media platforms to express ourselves as after all it is a personal thing. But in light of your future job prospects, a public social media profile calls for a review of your posting history. That could include overly emotional Facebook statuses that were posted in the heat of the moment or simply inappropriate images on your Instagram feed. According to the Jobvite Recruiter Nation Report 2016, a majority of recruiters have a problem with typos. Others that might tick them off are oversharing, alcohol or even an influx of selfies. 

     

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  • 4. Own a voice
    4 / 5 4. Own a voice

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    Have a think about this as it will reflect who you are as a person. Credentials could get you in for a second interview but the voice you put out there has to be somehow unique that stands out from the rest with similar qualifications. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter are great for expressing yourselves. This voice should also be consistent, well presented, and it should be centered around your ultimate goal, whether its career related or not. 

     

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  • 5. Build useful connections
    5 / 5 5. Build useful connections

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    Before social media came along, an example of this would be to walk up to someone at a career convention and exchange introductions. Well things can be a whole lot easier now. By liking or sharing a post on Facebook or Instagram from one of your peers in the industry, it shows support and a sense of rapport online. Recognition of work that’s being put up can lead to a mutual understanding on affairs or key topics of the world, although you both have never been formally introduced in person. 

     

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