Many people have psychologically separated social networking sites such as, LinkedIn is for business, Facebook is for home, and Twitter is for Gen Y. What people don’t realize is that the separations of these sites are becoming blurred because hiring managers are looking at the entire candidate, and not just what’s on a resume.
Here’s a trend I’m seeing that can help hiring managers (and maybe jobseekers) to find the prefect candidates through social media.
Having a Profile Picture: One of the biggest mistakes people make is not having a professional profile picture on their social networking accounts. Most would argue, “why is that necessary when it’s the experiences that matter?” Although that may be true, we are visual beings and unconsciously relate more to visuals than non-visuals.
500+ Connections on LinkedIn: Having that amount of connections dilutes the purpose of a professional networking account like LinkedIn. It gives off the signal that you will connect with anyone that wants to connect with you. Many hiring manager use LinkedIn to find potential candidates and have a red flag when they see more connections than the person can possibly know. .. Read more by clicking this link Psychology Today’s Digital Leaders or the below image