It might not happen during the first
screening, but while narrowing down potential candidates there comes inevitable
point when a manager does some online research on you. Follow these best
Professional Social Networks:
- Create a profile in the leading professional social network in your country
(LinkedIn, Xing, Vkontakte, whatever makes sense for your location and industry).
In case you open a fresh account set your number of (zero) contacts to “hidden”.
- List all or at least the most recent
positions from your CV. Put in brief descriptions of the positions you held
but keep them brief. Do not give away too much detail here (save that for
the Employment History in your CV), keep potential employers curious.
- Follow high profile leaders in
your field on the network and join groups that reflect your business field
- Try to rank high on Google with
your most professional page whether this is a professional network or a
personal social network page. The following best practices can help you
- Make sure all fields suggested by the site are filled (still leave out
personal information you are not comfortable with giving away) and keep
the page up to date.
- Point your www.yourname.lawyer
or www.yourname.attorney domain to it.
- Never write anything bad about a former employer on the web, even if you
had an unpleasant experience there (needless to say that this also applies
- Never expect anything on the web
to be a closed group. If you feel the need to discuss a bad experience from
your work life strictly keep that offline.
- Keep up a positive image in personal
social networks. Avoid posting images there that may leave a mixed impression
with an employer.
- Do not hesitate to ask contacts/other
users to remove content about you that you feel uncomfortable with if needed
or ask contacts to at least untag you in photos that you have no chance
of getting the content taken down.
- Is your CV updated based on LawCareers.com.pub suggestons?
- Has your .LAWYER or .ATTORNEY
web and email address been created?
- Is your professional Social
Network page optimized and up to date?
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