by Torski Dobson Arnold
Like many people, you’re facing new opportunities, and also new challenges in the New Year. Given the tumultuous past year that many of us endured economically and professionally, I want to share with you my professional tips to jumpstart your job search in 2010. These are practical ideas that you can do today!
- Build your professional brand. How are prospective employers going to find you, if you are not out there to be found? Create professional profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, VisualCV, and JobFox. A strong professional brand is essential when employers and recruiters are looking to narrow large applicant pools and make hiring decisions between top candidates. Share your opinions in a blog and answer questions on Linkedin in your respective career field. In today’s economy, it is essential to market yourself as a subject matter expert online.