Don’t let your Facebook profile stop you from getting a job! Employers are checking you out EVERYWHERE, social media included, so make sure to put your best Facebook forward.
Do a check in and make sure your account is #jobready by answering these questions!
1- Do you possess and/or showcase the qualifications you claim in your resume on your Facebook account? Start by filling out your “About” section! This is the chance to fill out the skills you possess in a summary much like the one in your resume.
2- Have you updated your work history and education? Keep things fresh and active!
3- Are you a good fit with the company’s corporate culture (you can find this info on the company’s page under their mission statement)? Your likes, shares, and posts all tell a story about your beliefs and values so think carefully before clicking away.
4- Do you have anything incriminating that would give them a reason not to hire you? Do you speak negatively about your boss and colleagues or make fun of past clients on your profile?
Looking for more tips? Check out the things to avoid on your social media accounts [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/4769ae73-8418-5d22-a281-69b328c174a6)
As you get deeper into the job search, it’s more and more important to connect with other people. That means presenting your best self to employers, and discovering opportunities through networking. This week’s Toys R Us Employees Next Step Toolkit is full of great ideas to help you make better connections. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C5aiCS-lv_uSMJrD3kxQ9-Qrr_wru2cS #JobReady #ToysRus #tributetotoys
Did you know that there is a resume generator built into your profile?
Follow the image below to learn how to take advantage of this unique tool!
Once you’ve generated your resume... If you want to make changes, revise your profile as you normally would, save the new information, and repeat steps 1-3 as listed in the image. A new version will populate under the “Generate a Resume” button every time you create a new one.
To make the most out this handy tool, start building out your profile with past work and volunteer experience, descriptions of your responsibilities, education, and accomplishments. Need some pointers? Check out these posts written by our Community Specialists: • How to make your profile stand out to employers • The small stuff matters! Add it to your profile • Jobcase profile pointers
How will YOU make your Jobcase Resume stand out?
You want a job that fits your needs and interests. Ready to ramp up your search? Get yourself #JobReady by ticking off every item on our handy checklist. Then you'll be able to go out and get it.
When I was at work the other day some of my coworkers told me that my friendly and kind personality is my brand. Truth be told, I never thought much about what my brand was before. We notice lots of brands out there in the world, but you never think about applying that concept to yourself.
Your personal brand is the unique combination of YOUR skills and experiences that make you YOU. Your personal branding will allow you to stand out from other professionals in your field and from other job seekers.
Answer these questions to help you start thinking about your brand and what you bring to employers!
1- What are you known for, and fabulous at?
2- What do you offer and do that is significantly different from everyone else?
3- What were you noticed for back when you were a teen and young adult?
4- What skills, talents, and abilities make you stand out?
5- What life experiences have shaped you in special ways?
Check out how to start thinking/creating your personal brand started for free in this [personal branding guide] (https://www.quicksprout.com/the-complete-guide-to-building-your-personal-brand/) I discovered, or get more in depth [here] (https://www.pwc.com/us/en/careers/campus/assets/img/programs/personal-brand-workbook.pdf) with step by step instructions that you complete as you go until you get your results. It will help you think about your strengths in a whole new way.
What would you say YOUR personal brand is?
Are you #JobReady? When it comes to your job search, you will want to have all your ducks in a row. That way, employers will know you are prepared and polished. This week's Next Steps Toolkit covers a bunch of stuff – from resumes and your online profile to interview outfits and everything in between. Learn what you need to know to be job ready! Check it out here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rx1naOfALXMB547HOzlDQYH5Xi3BNekC