Social Media for Professional Networking

Career Engagement

Use Social Media to Your Benefit

Employers often screen candidates using social media. Therefore, your online and social media presence can be an employer’s first impression of you. Maximize your professional online presence by regularly updating your accomplishments and making connections to help you achieve your career goals.

Have you Googled yourself lately? If you would not want a potential employer or your supervisor to see the results, remove the content and work towards building a more professional online presence.

Establish and take advantage of online communities to which you are already affiliated. This might include UT HookedInUT LinkedIn, the Facebook page of a nonprofit you support, or an industry association listserv. Once you are a member, you can comment on discussions, meet people who share common interests, and find exclusive job listings.

Tips for Crafting Your Professional Online Presence