Monday Jan 07, 2013

8 ways to get your social networks recruiter-ready

With the arrival of the New Year you might be nearing graduation or looking for a summer internship .

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!

Tip #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.

Tip #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 wording.

Tip #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:

Tip #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!

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Tuesday May 15, 2012

A Day in the Life a Social Media and Branding Coordinator

As I arrive in the morning, I turn my computer on and grab a cup of coffee while I’m waiting for it to start up. Then it’s straight to the emails.I usually list whatever tasks are required from my colleagues in a notebook and set about prioritising them to be done during the day, unless of course there are any urgent requirements. Then its’ onto social media.

Twitter and Facebook

I have installed the Tweetdeck application on Chrome, which is an indispensable tool. I can view pretty much anything anyone is saying to us on Twitter via this one location. Usually, I go to our Facebook pages first and check the updates since the previous day. I’ll respond to these comments and messages and then move to publishing our daily post on each Facebook page.

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Wednesday Aug 31, 2011

Top Notch Talent: University students experience life at Oracle

University students from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia visited the Customer Visit Centre at Thames Valley Park, UK in July to learn about graduate opportunities at Oracle. The engineering and computer science students heard a series of presentations from Oracle employees, giving a flavour of daily working life at Oracle and outlining the choice of career paths available. They also learnt about Oracle culture and received tips on how to apply for positions.

The session at Oracle's campus in Reading, organised by Oracle Recruitment, was part of a two-week UK tour ( undertaken by the students to introduce and prepare them for the world of work. The initiative is co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Antonio Reig from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, and also dovetails with the ambitions of Oracle’s Top Notch Talent program to recruit, develop and retain the best talent in the industry.

Gillian Channer, Senior Director, Business Operations, UK and Ireland, gave an account of her career, starting as programmer, and then a trainer of Oracle products. Her advice for the students was to work hard, never take things for granted and most importantly network.

The final presentation was by Annapia Racanelli, Oracle recruiter for Italy and France, who highlighted the different opportunities available within Oracle for graduates. Annapia also explained how Oracle encourages continuous development of skills.

Annapia explained how Oracle Direct provides a vibrant, multi-lingual working environment for professionals at early stages of their sales career. She also offered advice on finding positions within Oracle – recommending the students join the dedicated Oracle Facebook page and set up a Linked-in profile as soon as possible.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Reig concluded: “The day at Oracle was a great opportunity for the students to see first-hand how one of the world’s best companies works.”

The student day forms part of Oracle's continuous recruitment programme to attract the very best graduate talent from across Europe. The team establishes strong relationships with each of the top European universities, making regular visits to careers departments and student unions to ensure the students are fully briefed on opportunities available at Oracle.

The team works hard to ensure that Oracle has a strong online and social media presence for jobseekers and sends out targeted emails to the top potential candidates. It also works closely with the top European MBA programmes to ensure that Oracle attracts the best interns, and sponsors some of the best student projects and awards. The programme also arranges for Oracle employees to return to their universities to speak first-hand to students about what it’s like working at Oracle. If you are interested in participating, please contact

The day opened with a presentation from Gordon Davies, of Sales Knowledge Communications, EMEA, who provided an introduction to Oracle's business in the IT industry, its customers and global organization.


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