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“Your personal online branding is very important. Employers will look at what groups you’re part of, the photographs you’ve been tagged in, and comments you’ve made on other people’s blogs; negative feedback you’ve left can really go against you.” – Julie Bishop
(Above quote from Siew Woon’s blog)
Reading my other classmate’s blog about creating online professional profile, I feel that some of the points they have brought up is interesting.
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For example, in Joey’s post. She mention about how to be aware if your digital resume is effective. By staying effective, we should constantly update our profiles regularly like the recent job you worked in, or the latest skills you achieved. She also mentioned how we must be aware of whatever information about us is available online as recruiters will take that as part of the professional profile.
So I was interested to see what result will I get when I googled myself.
I am shocked to see that my Facebook and personal blog appeared as well as my photos. This shows that I must edit my privacy setting for my personal profile platforms and ensure that my professional profile shows up instead.
I talked about how to create a online professional profile, I didn’t say the drawbacks of it. In Kai Yuan’s post, he talked about social media recruitment being time-consuming and transparent. I agree that as a new method of recruitment there will be a fault in it, furthermore I feel that as everything is going online it is easy for other users to view our resumes/ profiles. Other users will be able to get inspired or copying our own profiles and it will be difficult to stand out in a crowd.
In conclusion, I feel that building an online profile isn’t just about setting up an LinkedIn account, there are more steps after that to follow in order to have an authentic professional online profile that STANDS OUT.
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