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Your Online Presence

[ID:7286] Social media isn’t just about connecting with friends anymore, and the days of hiring managers reading paper cover letters and resumes are almost totally gone. Nowadays, your online presence can be one of the most valuable assets in your international job search. Examining how you appear online from the perspective of a potential employer can completely transform your approach to the job search, and online networks can provide you with many new avenues for finding international opportunities.

Below, we offer some advice on how to develop and maintain a top-quality online presence, and how to use the Internet to build your global professional network.

Who’s Looking at Me?

If you’ve sent in an application for a job, you can bet that eight out of ten hiring managers will Google your name before even considering you for a position. If they find career-related, positive and intelligent content associated with your name, you’ll be on the fast track to an interview or perhaps even a job. These days, researching candidates online is simply part of the recruitment process,...

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