How to Search for a Job Online –

In a tight job market, building and maintaining an online presence is critical to networking and job hunting. Done right, it can be an important tool for present and future networking and useful for potential employers trying to get a sense of who you are, your talents and your experience. Done wrong, it can easily take you out of the running for most positions.

Here are five mistakes online job hunters make:

The WallStreet Journal had a very interesting article today about common mistakes online job hunters make. You can click on the link above to read it. I like that the author mentioned that people need to keep up with their Linkedin accounts. I see a lot of people that are not active on there. There is a wealth of information that can be garnered through joining groups and going into the question and answer areas. If you are on Linkedin, go to the section called “More” at the top. Under that area, go to answers. You can ask a question or find an answer there. If you are an expert on a topic, it is a great way to get exposure by answering questions that are being asked.