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Have you ever searched for a prospect, business partner or potential employee online? Maybe you have found your lawyer, doctor or investment banker on a social media site via common friends? Have you ever been unpleasantly surprised by how unprofessional their profile picture was?
What usually happens is that we choose a picture: Read more
This is not a fad anymore that will pass. Let’s look at some numbers:
Facebook*: 1.59 bn* active users
LinkedIn**: growing at more than 2 members per second**
Xing*: 9.7 m users
From a career perspective Read more
This is a snippet of an email one of our clients received when contacting a Consultant with one of the leading, global, retained Top Executive Search firms:
This post was inspired by, well, profiles we see every day on sites like LinkedIn. And particularly a post I clicked on last Thursday morning on GoldenLine.pl which led me to a group called “Job seeker’s corner”: 77 pages with on average 15 people per page introducing themselves as job hunters… that makes 1155 professionals looking for a job.
I then checked how many professionals (I did not differentiate experienced managers from junior professionals as the rules are the same) use those phrases: Read more
A good photo should perspire with your personality and professionalism. In order to obtain a good one, you should first prepare well for the photo session (which you can definitely do at home!). We have already shared with you our tips concerning the preparations prior to a photo session. Now it is the time to share our tips concerning taking your profile picture. Read more
Have you ever googled anyone? Yourself? Every detail on the Internet can work in favor of or against you. You want the former.
While you are reading this information headhunters are searching the Internet for candidates. Why haven’t they contacted you yet? Prior to your first meeting, your potential employer or their assistant will very probably google you. That is why it is very important to have a professional, quality online profile. Read more
When we look at our computer screen while browsing the Internet our eyes tend to scan the website for information rather than read. Therefore graphical elements become even more important. On your online profile that would be your picture.
After a brief analysis:
– only 5% of used pictures on business social media sites would be graded A or B. Read more
People you interact with on daily basis “google, bing and yahoo you” (they write your full name into one of these search engines), especially before your first meeting or even the first contact.
What they find influences what they think about you and sometimes even disqualifies you.
– 83% of recruiters use search engines to learn about candidates. Read more