Career Center

Online Profile

An online profile is an additional component of the modern resume and you want to create a positive professional presence that can be discovered. People who make hiring and other selection decisions DO look you up online.

Steps to Success
Consider how you would like to present your professional image online. Questions to ask yourself may include:

  • What are my professional goals right now?
  • Based on these goals, who do I want to connect with through my profile?
  • What qualities, skills, and experiences do people of interest need to know about me?

Investigate what your current online presence conveys about you. Is this how you want to be viewed by prospective employers and professional contacts?
Personal Branding Audit

Design your profile intentionally, making choices about the message you convey.  Your online profile should reflect your emerging professional identity, career aspirations, and ability to make a contribution to your fields of interest. Showcase a combination of relevant experiences, achievements, skills, qualities.

Familiarize yourself with a variety of networking websites.  Focus your energy on the sites that offer the greatest opportunity to connect with people of interest to you.
Social Media Tools

View examples of effective online profiles to get you started.
Examples of Effective Online Profiles

Meet with a career counselor for tips and tricks on making the most out of your online presence.
Career Advice and Counseling

 

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