Staffing Insurance: Online Reputation Management
In a past blog post, Social Media & the Job Hunt, we talked about social media’s influence in the job hunt. Here are some tips from Brazen Careerist on online reputation management for your next job. This post is brought to you by World Wide Specialty Staffing Insurance Programs.
Ease up on the social media. Want to communicate your advanced tweeting skills? Eager to show your ability to navigate Facebook? Are you a pro networker on LinkedIn. These are great attributes, especially if they are also job requirements. However, depending on the position, they can also be detriments. If you are a prolific tweeter, that could imply to your potential employer that you spend hours of days on social media sites. Be sure to only utilize Social Media in your off hours.
Monitor your presence. Our friends don’t always have the best judgment. Some of their posts and pictures from last night can make you cringe. And chances are, if it makes you cringe, it will make any potential employers shudder. Update your account settings. If you have less than ideal photos, make them private. Remove any inappropriate posts. If you don’t want it splashed across the front page of a newspaper, don’t tweet, post, pin, or share it.
Use social media to your advantage. Cautionary tales aside, social media can still be a great skill to have, depending on the job description. If the job requires social media experience, make sure to give specific examples and detail of your expertise. If it doesn’t, then just make a quick mention of it and focus on other skills instead.
World Wide Specialty Programs has always had a singular purpose – to design, develop and provide Staffing insurance programs for the staffing industry. Our method is simple: track those changes; listen to emerging needs, and respond. We work with over 2,000 insurance brokers nationwide. We know the staffing industry better than anyone. Contact us today for more information about our Staffing Insurance solutions.