rejection letters

Rejection letters: Why Recruiters must write them!

Imagine … you applied for a job ten days ago. You know that you invested a lot of time to write a tailor-made cover letter, you customised your CV for a certain position and two weeks went by and nothing happened. You wonder whether you will ever get a phone call, a letter in the Read more about Rejection letters: Why Recruiters must write them![…]

body language

Body Language: What it can reveal during a job interview

I never heard of a job candidate who got a job just because of applying good body language, also referred to as “non-verbal communication”, but it can definitely increase a person’s chances of projecting a professional and confident image. In an interview, your body language will unconsciously help to guide the interviewer in assessing your Read more about Body Language: What it can reveal during a job interview[…]

jobseekers need a personal website

Do jobseekers need a personal website? 7 Professionals reveal

Times have gone in which jobseekers have only a CV on paper to show off their skills, experiences, qualifications, education, achievements, hobbies, networks etc. Many smart professionals nowadays embrace the power of personal branding, social media and the opportunity to have their own website. The question is: Have we reached a level in which jobseekers Read more about Do jobseekers need a personal website? 7 Professionals reveal[…]

how to position yourself as an expert

How to position yourself as an expert: 7 Global Experts reveal

A lot has been said on how to position yourself as an expert. It’s not just about corporate branding anymore but PERSONAL branding, too. There are many options available nowadays: writing a best-selling book, being featured in world-known publications, running your own TV-Show, having a popular YouTube channel, having an impeccable online presence across several platforms, Read more about How to position yourself as an expert: 7 Global Experts reveal[…]

tell me about yourself

Tell me about yourself – A Job Interview Coach’s advice

Recently I asked Jonathan Burston, Job Interview Coach at www.Interviewexpertacademy.com, what advice he would give to job seekers who are being asked the question Tell me about yourself during an interview.   Tell me about yourself!  This is the advice he would like to share with my audience. The question “Tell me about yourself” is one Read more about Tell me about yourself – A Job Interview Coach’s advice[…]

online marketing influencers

Online Marketing Influencers, how much do you really engage?

Online Marketing Influencers, how much do you really engage with your audience? Do you really stick to what you preach? Tamara McCleary once said “Success in social media is more than big numbers, it’s about genuine human connection and engagement.” or let me quote Mari Smith “Content is king, but engagement is queen and she Read more about Online Marketing Influencers, how much do you really engage?[…]

should business cards have your photo

Should Business Cards have your photo? 11 Global Professionals reveal

I wanted to know from several industry experts around the world what their views are with regard to “Should business cards have your photo?” I’m proud to present you what they had to say …..   Sam Hurley, #1 Digital Marketing Influencer of the world, Director, Growth Hacker, UK www.optim-eyez.co.uk Should business cards have your photo? Read more about Should Business Cards have your photo? 11 Global Professionals reveal[…]

no online presence

No online presence, no job interview? 11 Insiders reveal

No online presence, no job interview? How much does it nowadays really matter – for career purposes – to have an online presence? Being invisible online, does it mean that your chances of getting interviews and promotions are drastically reduced? I conducted a survey among 11 Insiders (via personal network and Quora) and asked them Read more about No online presence, no job interview? 11 Insiders reveal[…]

you will be Googled

You will be Googled: love it or hate it!

Love it or hate it, but if people want to find out information about you, it’s not going to be difficult nowadays thanks to the internet. A complete stranger can basically get to know you in more detail without you ever finding out! How does that sound? Scary? You will be googled, no doubt! BUT Read more about You will be Googled: love it or hate it![…]

stand out with your business card

Stand out with your business card – 8 smart ideas

  Do you have a business card? How original is it? If I look at business cards that I collected in the past from different people all around the world, there is only one word that comes to my mind and describes them best: BORING! Nothing special, nothing creative, nothing unique! There is no WOW Read more about Stand out with your business card – 8 smart ideas[…]

profile picture what it really says about you

Your Profile Picture: 20 Tips on what to avoid

 blondlastAre you one of those people who think it doesn’t really matter what profile picture you display on your social media accounts? Well, for many people your profile picture is the first thing that they will notice about you. What impression do you really want to leave? Your picture (and your bio) will have an impact on whether people are prepared to follow you, comment on your posts, retweet you, eventually hire you, or to connect with you.

Did you know that according to a study conducted by Belgium’s Ghent University, the candidate with the most favourable Facebook profile picture received roughly 21 % more positive feedbacks in comparison with other job candidates with their less favourable profile picture? The chances of being immediately invited to a job interview also increased to almost 40 %. These differences make clear that employers do screen their candidates via Facebook.  

When I’m reviewing people’s online presence I’m still surprised to see a very small number of good profile pictures. You would think it’s something that common sense tells you, but apparently it’s not. I’m not even talking about the technical quality and sharpness of a picture but generally the way people choose to present themselves online.  

 

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