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Top tips to build your online presence

Here are some top tips to help you to build your online presence!

Updating your profile(s)

Update your online presence to ensure it reflects the skills and achievements you have made since arriving in Newcastle. For LinkedIn, it could be as simple as including relevant project work you have completed, or any exciting extracurricular activities that have helped to build your employability skills. Stay up to date on privacy settings so that you can be confident in what an employer might if they Google you!

Who do you already know?

Start with those around you who you already have a relationship with.  Be it friends, family or even academics and university alumni, be open to utilising their industry insights and experience to help build your knowledge and connections.

Making contact

Reaching out to strangers can feel awkward but try not to be intimidated by people in senior roles. Connect with people whose careers you admire, by using the advanced people search on LinkedIn or by following them on social media. Tailoring your request to connect will show good manners and increase the impact of your message chance of response.

Now you’ve developed your profile and made contacts make sure to:

Stay active

In a professional setting, use social media to stay informed, raise your profile and network with recruiters. This can be a great way to learn more about companies and their culture which can help you decide if they are the right employer for you. Equally social media can allow recruiters to understand you better; your likes, dislikes, natural strengths, and see how you might fit within the company.

Be cautious

Stay mindful of who can access your data if your profile is public. Safeguard your social media for your private life. Recruiters use social media to find and engage with potential job candidates and could be put off by what they see.

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