Do You Need More Reasons to Enhance Your Online Profile?


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Because every “bunny’s” doing it?  I couldn’t resist the pun when I found this image on flikr…In all seriousness, I read yet another reason to update your linkedin profile and focus on your social network…

Yesterday, my cyber-friend, Chris Russel at Secrets of the Job Hunt, blogged about a recent survey developed by Robert Half International. An independent research firm interviewed 150 senior executives from the nation’s 1,000 largest companies.  They asked executives:
“Which of the following technology tools do you believe will be most useful in your firm’s recruiting efforts in the next three years?”
The responses:
Professional networking sites (such as Linkedin)………….62%
Social networking sites (such as Facebook or MySpace )……………….35%
Video resumes………………………..20%
Second Life…………………………..7%
None of these………………………..15%
Other/don’t know……………………. 10%
* Multiple responses were allowed.
(For the record, both Chris and I were surprised at the 20% figure for video resumes, as our experience is that they are not widely used.)

Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of Job Hunting For Dummies, noted,

“Tried-and-true methods such as networking at industry events, submitting well-written resumes and cover letters and diligently following up with hiring managers are still essential to landing the ideal job…Combining personal and online networking offers the best of both worlds.”

I love to quote experts who agree with advice I’ve been giving for years!

Follow this link for tips to get your social network going.
For suggestions to improve your linkedin profile, click here.
Follow this link to read our advice regarding networking in general.

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3 Responses to “Do You Need More Reasons to Enhance Your Online Profile?”


  1. 1 Debashish Bramha April 22, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Good post.
    What about reference and placement agencies.
    Placement agencies and consultants are also playing a very important role.
    Rgds,
    Debashish Bramha.

  2. 2 keppie April 22, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Debashish,
    Thanks for your comment! It would be interesting to have a similar survey of placement agencies. My guess is that sites such as linkedin would score top billing as an electronic resource.
    Miriam


  1. 1 Facebook » Do You Need More Reasons to Enhance Your Online Profile? Trackback on April 22, 2008 at 3:09 am

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