Looking for your next or first teaching position?
Did you know that 92% of jobseekers look for jobs online?
But what does your online profile say about you?
Don’t think you have an ‘online profile’?
You’ll be surprised what is found when you Google yourself! Forgetting to tidy up your ‘online presence’ is one of the most common mistakes made when looking for a new job!
A staggering 37% of employers use social networks to screen potential job candidates, but don’t worry we are here to help you improve your ‘online brand’ in 5 easy steps.
- Google yourself – you will often find Facebook and Twitter are at the top of your search results. Think that doesn’t matter too much? We beg to differ! You’ll be amazed how much of your profile anyone can see if you haven’t locked it down! Log out, take a look for yourself and check your privacy settings! A third (34%) of employers who scan social media profiles said they have found content that has caused them not to hire the candidate.
- Create a professional ‘online profile’ by signing up to LinkedIn, this is the perfect tool for networking, with your profile holding as much or little detail as you provide. Think of it as an ‘online CV’ that is easily searchable by anyone. Almost all interviewers will search for a candidate via LinkedIn now. Make sure yours is up to date and leaves a great first impression.
- Build a job seeking profile on a job board such as eteach, you’ll need to upload a CV and make sure you have entered accurate subject, role and location preferences to receive relevant job alerts.
- Join talent pools! If you know where you want to work you can join regional, school or local authority talent pools. These also allow you and your brilliant online profile to be seen by the school when they have an opening!
- Keep everything up to date! Even if you aren’t actively searching for a new job, if you keep everything updated it creates a great online presence ready for when you do want to start job seeking.
In conclusion, you should have an online presence HOWEVER this should be professional rather than personal as not just potential employers could be looking at you…
For more career tips and advice go to http://www.eteach.com/career-advice