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Technology and Personal Branding

Published on 10 December 13
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Long gone are the days when you could type out a professional resume and be fully confident that your documented qualifications will land you your dream job. With new technology making its way into the job search market, you now must not only adapt to, but also excel at using technology to build your personal brand. Indeed, job searchers today are almost required to have their own strategy that will help them stand out and shine above their competition. As you begin to build and perfect your personal brand, you can rise above your competition by using these social apps to effectively advertise your qualifications and network with key players in your job search.

Blog Apps

As job searchers think more in terms of individuality than community, many have taken to the blogosphere to herald their own personal and professional triumphs. Job searchers blog about their successes in school, their conquests of work projects, and their feelings of satisfaction in being able to meet their employersâ expectations. Moreover, many bloggers also detail their own ups and downs as they learn and perfect their professional skills. They dispense advice, ask for insight, and cultivate good favor among their followers. Many times, these blogs are noticed by potential employers, who use these blog apps to field possible job recruits. If you want to make your mark in the job search arena, you may consider using a blog app and starting your own blog.

Social Media Apps

Still favored among many job searchers, social media apps remain wildly popular with people who are on the hunt for the perfect job. Many social media apps, including Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter, are free to download and very user-friendly, making it easy for job searchers to log on and interact with potential employers. Just as with blogs, many job recruiters take note of peopleâs social media pages to find reliable talent.

Job Search Apps

Also free to download in most instances, job search apps let people find employment in just about every corner of the country. These apps let people look for open positions within a certain field or geographical location. People can also tailor their job searches to match their preferred salary range or job skills. Users can also create profiles which showcase their skills and upload their resumes for review.

Branding Agency Apps

Even as the demand for personal brands rises, many people are still not technically inclined and have no idea how to use technology to their advantage. Some need professional guidance and can choose to use a branding agency to design a blueprint for enhancing their professional reputation. These professionals can help a person identify new apps which aid in the development of their presence in their industry as an authority. Once these tools are put in place, they will appear more desirable to potential employers and be more easily presented with the opportunity to move to the next level of their professional goals.

A simple paper resume no longer has sway in todayâs job searching market. People today must make their mark and build their brands by using some of the most innovative technology available today. They can land their dream jobs by taking these tips into mind.

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