Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Henno Kruger No Comments
Today I'm going to be straight forward and give youÂ 4 reasons you should have a LinkedIn profile. This website (which is the world's professional social network) has been around since 2002 and currently has more than 1.3 million users in South Africa and more than 259 million globally. The site was founded by Reid Hoffman,Â Allen Blue,Â Konstantin Guericke,Â Eric Ly andÂ Jean-Luc Vaillant.
Having a Linkedin profile is integral if you need a clean digital footprint. It doesn't matter if you Read more [...]
Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by Henno Kruger No Comments
So, you have a Facebook account and you're updating it regularly, adding photos, posting statuses and generally having a good time while doing so. All this is good and well, but you should ideally be cleaning up your profile when you're job hunting. Take note that more than 70% of recruiters check potential candidate's Social Media profiles. It's important to have a healthy digital footprint. Something you've posted on Facebook could be one of the reasons that you're not getting hired by potential Read more [...]
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by Henno Kruger No Comments
It's no secret that Social Media is part of our daily lives. Like most of the industries in the world, recruitment has also entered the digital age. It's makes perfect sense that Social Media platforms (like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and others) are Â being used by employers and potential employees alike to either promote or explore potential job opportunities.
If you're hunting for a job you need to be aware of how much information, media and content you share on your social media Read more [...]
Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Henno Kruger 1 Comment
In this day and age one can not only rely on submitting your CV onto job sites (like Job Mail) and e-mailing employers alone when it comes to effective job hunting. Marketing and promoting your own personal brand is very important. You might be clueless when it comes to this particular topic, but don't despair: today I'm featuring 4 easy ways to build your personal brand.
1. Clean up your personal social media profiles: It's 2013 and most of you know what I'm talking about when I say words like Read more [...]
Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by Heinrich van den Worm No Comments
Coming from a social media line of work and also have to â€śrecruitâ€ť from time to time or just to have a look at other peopleâ€™s profiles to see if they fit in with the big picture; I have found that social media can make that process a lot easier. A lot of people cross reference with social media platforms to see whether your CV adds up. Donâ€™t believe me? Have a look at some of these stats I found on Mediabistroâ€™s article How recruiters are using social media to find (and hire) hidden Read more [...]
Posted on: June 21st, 2012 by Henno Kruger 8 Comments
Looking for a Job can be a very frustrating experience at times, especially in a volatile job market like the South African job market. South Africa currently has an unemployment rate of over 25%. Thousands of people are looking for work out there.
We realize that a lot of the Job Seekers reading this blog post are frustrated beyond belief. Today the Job Mail team would like to make things a little easier for you, and give you a little hope, so don't despair. Today we're providing you with 5 Quick Read more [...]
At the beginning of this week we asked you to boost your social graph, so you could be our next R1000 winner. Today, we plan to give you a step-by-step guide to make your social media profiles better,so that recruiters will consider your talents and your online brand.
Some of you may have already started filling out the new Job Mail CV and have already noticed that you now have the opportunity to include your social media graph.Â This new feature on our Job Mail CV is designed to show your future Read more [...]