Optimizing Your Executive Social Media Profiles


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of social media profiles, featuring Samuel Dergel, from Stanton Chase, Daniel Galin, from Daubenspeck and Associates, and Per-André Marum, from Panamera Search.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What key information should be listed on my social media profiles if I am seeking a new position?
  • Is it a good practice to reveal in your social media profiles that you are unemployed?
  • Should I optimize my profiles even if I’m not looking? If so, what should be included?
  • How can I find out which keywords I should include in my profiles?
  • Is it appropriate to optimize all of my social media profiles for job search?
  • What kinds of things do I need to keep out of my public social media profiles?
  • What tips do you have for optimizing my LinkedIn profile?
  • What tips do you have for optimizing my Facebook profile?
  • Are executive recruiters utilizing Facebook as a sourcing tool?
  • What tips do you have for optimizing my Twitter profile?
  • Is it a good idea to set up a personal website in addition to my social media profiles?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

Join us for the next #ExecCareer chat! More info >>

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