With the arrival of the New Year you
might be nearing graduation or looking for a summer internship http://bit.ly/OracleCampusUS .
While we are still grappling
to establish who is in charge of social media privacy (social networks,
government, the public?) Here are some ideas for you to consider to get your
social media profiles recruiter-ready. It’s not about compromising who you are;
it’s about showing you at your best and demonstrating that YOU as your own
brand-ambassador will most likely show the same intelligent discretion and
common-sense as an employee. Got anything to add - leave us a comment!
#1 Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ keep the party pics for you
and your friends. This leads us nicely into
Tip#2: Adjust your privacy & visibility settings on Facebook to select what content (posts, photos,
tagging) can be seen and by whom. To see how your profile appears to certain
connections, click the Activity Log then View As option on your profile page.
#3: Get on LinkedIn - it’s a great way to establish yourself and make connections in your
industry. Optimize your profile using relevant keywords to ensure you “pop out”
when recruiters are searching for talented people with your expertise! Tip
#4: Leverage that Twitter bio - it’s one of the first things a potential
employer sees when they view your profile. Keeping it lighthearted and including
what you are passionate about is fine but steer clear of offensive content or
#5 How about a quick spring clean of your posts/tweets? If you have been ranting about controversial topics or
have been involved in heated exchanges at 4 am then it might be time to delete
them or think about limiting your audience. Don’t be this guy. Or his friends:
#6: Go beyond Facebook & co – There is a constant stream of networks
cropping up and it is hard to keep up so seek out the most relevant communities
to your industry and get talking! Google + has a large tech community and
Pinterest can offer visual insights into company values and culture.
It sounds obvious, but Tip#7 would have to be to watch your spelling!
Just like your professional profile photo and selectively shared content,
correct spelling is part of the package when it comes to creating a good impression.
Last but not least Tip #8: Incorporate both online and
offline methods into your job seeking. Go to networking events and open days
for the chance to meet potential colleagues and employers face to face and stand
out from the virtual crowd!
Find out about opportunities for
graduates and interns at Oracle - http://bit.ly/OracleCampusUS