Are you blogging?
If you are looking for an internship, you should be blogging about the industry you want to be in. You don’t need 5,000, 500 or even 50 followers reading your blog, you just need to be getting your thoughts out there. When a hiring manager or future supervisor out there Googles you, don’t you want credible information to pop up and not your Facebook photos?
Keeping and maintaining [...]
Did you know that approximately 53 percent of employers have admitted to checking Facebook before making hiring decisions? According to careerbuilder.com, another 12 percent said they were planning to start searching a potential employee’s online reputation before making hiring decisions. Of those employers who admitted to research candidates, 43 percent said they rely on search engines like Google [...]
Have you ever Googled yourself? Don’t be ashamed to admit it. You should be curious about your online reputation. Research shows that a hiring manager will most likely search for you online when considering you for a position. If a Google search of your name digs up your “party weekend” photo album, you’re in trouble. At the same time, a hiring manager will not be impressed if no online information [...]
Welcome to the first of three posts I’ll be writing on the topic of link-building. I have been working as a link-building intern for about 3 months now. It is a business where things are constantly changing and being updated or improved, so a lot of the business, honestly, is just staying on your toes and being ready to learn whatever comes your way. However, below I have simplified the process [...]
When I tell the story of my internship becoming a job before even reaching graduation, the most common response I hear is, “You’re so lucky.” While luck caused the stars to align as they did, a well-developed skill-set and determination let me take advantage of opportunities as they were presented. Over the next several weeks, I’ll share my experiences and how I prepped myself to become [...]