Can your online profile impact your career?
In today’s fast-paced society it can be difficult to find the time to meet new people face-to-face, let alone begin to establish a relationship with them. Social networking can be a useful tool for senior HR professionals to build and maintain professional relationships and to tap into them when looking to advance their careers. But in order to get the right results, jobseekers will need to manage their online activity effectively.
Research from Hays reveals that nearly half of UK professionals use social networking sites regularly in a professional capacity and 60% are aware that employers use them to research potential recruits. But interestingly, a large number (48%) of individuals questioned are not concerned about the potential implications their presence on social networking sites may have on their careers.