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Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies by Jason Williamson

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Chapter 15

Ten Ways to Maximize Social Media in Your Job Hunt

In This Chapter

arrow Thinking about your online brand

arrow Using LinkedIn wisely

arrow Taking stock of your skills

Your public face to the world — the version of yourself you put online — is your brand. If you manage your brand well, you’re more likely to be seen and contacted by recruiters. If you have a poorly crafted online brand, the opposite is true. Once you get an interview, employers are likely to research your professional and personal social media presence.

In this chapter, I give you ten practical ways to spiff up your brand, get noticed online, and maintain that reputation as your career grows.

Google Yourself

You want to search for yourself online to see what potential employers will see when they check you out, because they likely will. What comes up (or doesn’t come up) will tell you where to start your personal brand management.

tip.eps When potential employers search for you, you want to be found easily and you want your accomplishments to be clear.

When you Google yourself, be sure to click the links for News, Images, and ...

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