I remember my younger sister telling me several years back about this new thing on-line I just had to do. “Facebook, what’s that?” I was sucked in and soon all of my minivan-driving soccer mom friends were too. I simply viewed it as great social tool to connect with old friends, post family pictures, and share funny little anecdotes on my status. As I found myself back in the professional world of recruiting, I started to think. I was a bit surprised by what people would post and thought twice about what I was posting. Whether it (what I would think) was an inappropriate picture, off color comment or a link to, well, whatever...I began to think about the first impression they were giving to a potential employer who came across their profile. Now the world of social media (Twitter, Linked In, Blogging, etc…) has exploded and has become a popular and essential tool in the recruiting field.
Professionals have all sorts of tips on the subject. So I ask, what kind of impression do you want to give on your profile?
|Kim Roach, Staffing Consultant
Colvin Resources Group