You only get one chance to make your first impression. In today’s market, that first impression is your social media profile. Be assured that most HR professionals have stalked your social media way before you walk in their doors for an interview. As a result, your social media profiles need to be exemplary. Must haves:
- Your profile photo should be a professional, clean headshot that says you are at the top of your game.
- Make sure the content on your profiles are clean and respectable. I know that frustration usually lives in an environment where billions of people are handing out their daily opinions – quick tip, leave off the cus words and have respect for others in your digital life. No one wants to hire someone that can’t get along with others.
- In a simple manner, clearly write out who you are and where you want to go especially on LinkedIn. Listing your current and past jobs without any kind of description communicates one thing – lazy. We like bulleted items, they are easy to absorb for many.
So if you have a cell phone selfie or a scanned photo from the 90s as your profile pic, don’t delay, go and get your headshot today!