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Personal Branding & Digital Footprint

Employers use online and social media as both recruitment and assessment tools. Managing your personal brand and digital footprint is now part of the job application process.

With more than 90% of hiring managers now using social media to screen candidates (How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates, 2011), having a professional online presence is essential to your career and job search success.

Whether it is Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or any of the other social media sites, you need to start thinking about how you project yourself to the world and the reputation you leave from your digital footprint.

Utilising free online tools like LinkedIn, you can build an online profile, which showcases your professional strengths and capabilities. Learn more about LinkedIn and how to effectively use it in your job search by watching our Making The Most Of LinkedIn Workshop, as well as this series of short videos.

When you are ready to add to your personal brand with a face-to-face encounter, make sure your meeting has maximum impact. Learn more on the essentials of networking by watching our Stop Googling and Start Networking Workshop. You can also read the article by Dr Fazlul Rabbanee, from Curtin's School of Marketing, for tips on personal
branding and effective resume writing.

What you can do now...

Complete the 'What Is Your Personal Brand?' module online through Curtin Challenge, or book in to a Professional Development Workshop to complete the module in person.

Browse the Personal Branding article by
Dr Fazlul Rabbanee from Curtin's School of Marketing available through UniHub.

Our Careers & Employment Roadmap and GO ebook can provide tips on managing your personal brand

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