How Your Digital Footprint Can Hinder Your IT Job Application Success

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How Your Digital Footprint Can Hinder Your IT Job Application Success

This post is quite poignant in the Digital Age where a very high percentage of professional people will have some kind of Digital Profile.

A digital profile can be anything from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, G+, Blogs, and of course LinkedIn – (Is LinkedIn Social or Professional the debate still rages).

Don’t be fooled into thinking IT recruiters and hiring manager don’t go searching for your digital profile. Quite often this is how a recruiter find you in the first place if you are not actively seeking a new job.

So, why is this relevant?

You have done the hard yards, no really you have! You have been selected as one of the candidates to be presented to the client.

The client opens your resume and is interested enough to explore further and see if they can find out more about who you are online. What is the first thing they do? They look you up on LinkedIn and BOOM – your resume information does not match your LinkedIn profile information and the eyebrows get a rise.

What happens next?

The IT recruiter gets an embarrassing call from the client asking them to explain the differences. Yes, this has happened to me and hopefully, it will not happen again.

So, in your IT job application, make sure you cover all bases and ensure your Digital Footprint is either discrete or up to date. No-one wants to see your embarrassing photo’s on Facebook. Just saying.

For career help and guide you on your next IT job application, you can download our resume template or register your resume with us here and have a look at our current IT job board. Hopefully, we can help you further on your new career!

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