Did you know that many employers use Google and Social Media as part of their background checking process? What you put on the internet can have consequences to your career. Check out this post on Brazen Careerist by Brenda Berkelaar to learn more about you should be posting online to help boost your career!
According to Beverley Reinemann’s post on Undercover Recruiter, it might be. Controlling your online presence is essential to building credibility to recruiters. Many recruiters use the internet to learn more about potential candidates, so use social media to demonstrate your skills and interests! Learn some of the common pitfalls in her post.
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Five Labs has created a tool that uses your Facebook posts to make estimates about your personality. The tool is based on research from the University of Pennsylvania, which suggests that personality is based on five characteristics: extroversion, openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. This tool will tell you how you rank on each of these characteristics based on what you have posted to Facebook. You can also compare yourself to Facebook friends and celebrities!
Understanding your personality and your strengths and weaknesses can help you to better understand what type of job is the best fit for you. Finding a job that is a good fit will help to ensure job satisfaction.
This tool is fun and easy, but keep in mind that this assessment is only using data from Facebook, so it may not give an accurate results. If you are interested in learning more about personality types and how they can help you in your job search, make an appointment to take a formal assessment! The Career Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. Call 972-883-2943 to make an appointment!
Ever wonder if your LinkedIn Photo is sending the right message? A free service called PhotoFeeler can help you find out!
PhotoFeeler is a profile photo testing software. Basically, you can upload a potential profile photo and other users rate your picture on how competent, likeable, and influential you look. This gives you a chance to get feedback on the impression that your picture is making. Remember that a picture is worth 1000 words – find out what your picture is saying!
Buen Sabor, a provider of ready made Latin American food is hosting a social media contest this summer. The winner will get a paid street team position for the summer and a cash prize! Learn more at coolestsummerjob.com.
The contest, which will take place in Dallas/Fort Worth, along with six other cities across the country, seeks to find the greatest social media mover and shakers, with a passion for food and interest in helping to build a company with a greater social mission.
“We are really passionate about traditionally inspired Latin American food and how it connects us to our friends and family. The coolest summer job contest is our approach to surrounding ourselves with others that get just as excited about food and connection as we do,” stated Sarah Pike, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Buen Sabor. “This isn’t just a contest or a job. This is an opportunity to do something really creative and fun this summer with longer term potential.”
Here’s how it will work. Anyone who thinks they have what it takes to be a Buen Sabor street teamer, and lives in one of the target seven cities, is encouraged to sign up by visiting www.coolestsummerjob.com. Ten contestants will be selected in each location to ‘interview’ for the position, by participating in a one-week city-centric scavenger hunt. Those that create the most social media love at the end of the week will win the Buen Sabor summer street team position for their area.
Juniors, check out this free event hosted by the Junior Year Experience Program! Jan. 31, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, McDermott Library basement.
We all know that Twitter is a great resource for news and celebrity gossip, but did you know that it can be a great resource for your career too?
Check out Career Sherpa‘s list of the must-follow accounts for job seekers in 2014 to start tapping into quality content delivered to you in 140 characters or less! And follow @UTDCareerCenter for event updates, trends, and UTD news. Participate in our virtual drop in hours on Tuesdays from 2-4pm for real-time answers to your questions. Just send us a tweet with #UTDCareerQs. Or send us a tweet with your questions any time they come to you – we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
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