I like to think of myself as pretty tech savvy… but there are a couple of online job search resources that I have yet to take advantage of.
Well, like plenty of young graduates my age, I’m a bit behind on the times when it comes to professional development themed internet trends. Despite the fact that most employers expect people my age to be computer/internet savvy, I can assure you based on my Facebook newsfeed that the majority of us are not!
I’m an older millennial (born before 1990) and I’m concerned about sharing too much personal information on the internet – which I expect is pretty popular among young college graduates. I am very hesitant to post my resume online! I really don’t know if my past employers will frown upon it and whether it makes me look desperate. So I’m going to do my research before taking that step!
Which online job resources am I interested in learning more about?
- LinkedIn: I want to learn how to build an exceptional profile, the protocol for networking, and what’s the deal with the groups.
- Online portfolios: I’ve come across sites that allow you to post your resume and accomplishments online (Visualize.me, Carbonmade, and Krop to name a few), but I really want to know more! Is it a good idea to put so much personal information on the web? Can aspiring Scientists make use of these sites?