Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Personal Approach to Job Profiles Avoids Professional Piftalls of Social Media

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Personal Approach to Job Profiles Avoids Professional Piftalls of Social Media

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Byline: Patrick Williams

ITaS no longer just your resume and cover letter that need to be in order when applying for a job.

Recruitment experts Hays says positive personal branding is important now more than ever with the growing presence of social media.

Brisbane regional director Gavin Sharpe said it was becoming common for employers to search online for prospective employees.

aA lot of people do not think about that in this world of social media and things they put out there,a Mr Sharpe said.

aInternet content is a key part of personal branding these days.

aIt can be a good thing if youave got a good LinkedIn profile and itas maintained.a

Mr Sharpe said many people dismissed their online presence when applying for work, especially younger people.

aThey have no qualms with posting personal things online. It can be quite innocent but youave got to consider how it looks to a future employer.a

Mr Sharpe said when preparing for a job interview to always think about how you could introduce yourself in two or three sentences. …

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