The internet is transforming the way in which the world of work operates, and those who understand how to make the most of the online environment are best equipped to progress their careers. For those who find the world of social media and online career sites baffling, there's a risk of being left behind.
This book explains how to use technology to your best advantage, giving you the tools to improve your digital footprint and maximise your chance of getting recruited online. Using real life examples, the step-by-step process includes:
Who to trust online
Getting to grips with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
Effective online communication
Making an impact
Finding vacancies and other opportunities
How to embrace technology in recruitment practice
With this easy-to-read advice you will be able to embrace how the internet is changing the world of careers, by having the skills to make the most of the career progression opportunities technology has to offer.
The You're Hired! series from Trotman guides job hunters through the challenging process of finding and securing their perfect role. Each book is written by an expert in their field and is filled with tips, advice and useful exercises to help prepare for every stage of the job search.
Tristram Hooley is Professor of Career Development at the University of Derby, UK. He has written extensively on career development and technology for a wide range of audiences. Jim Bright is Professor of Career Education and Development at the Australian Catholic University based in Sydney. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Derby, UK. In addition he runs a Career Management Consultancy, Bright and Associates, and writes a weekly column on careers in the Sydney Morning Herald. Jim has written 12 books. David Winter is the Head of Consultancy and Research at The Careers Group, University of London, UK, which provides coaching and training to support career, professional and leadership development in organisations. He co-led the world's first massive open online course (MOOC) on careers and employability.
About the authors Acknowledgements Who is this book for? A note on the use of examples and URLs Introduction: Using the internet to advance your career Chapter 1 Change is inevitable - be an adventurous explorer! Chapter 2 Information is power - collect as much as you can Chapter 3 The internet is a jungle - be a critical thinker Chapter 4 Networks are vital - be an effective connector Chapter 5 Interactions is important - be a perceptive communicator Chapter 6 Building a brand - be a skilled storyteller Chapter 7 Your footprint lingers - be a diligent curator Final thoughts - If you can't beat `em, you'd better join `em Internet-to English dictionary Endnotes Notes