Although this makes it easier for you to find out about employers and available job opportunities, it also means that it’s easier for employers to find out about you.
Online networks such as LinkedIn can be utilised to make contacts, promote your skill set and effectively market yourself as a potential employee. Some employers are even starting to use LinkedIn profiles as surrogate CVs, so making sure it’s up-to-date can really work in your favour.
Many new roles in medical communications now require you to be able to use online networking as part of the job description. Using social media and online blogs appropriately can be a great way to demonstrate to a recruiter that you have these skills, as well as highlighting your interests and ability to communicate.
Although the internet is a great resource for recruitment, one of the first things many recruiters now do when you apply for a job is search for you online. Make sure you don’t post anything in a public domain, whether it be pictures or comments, that you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see. You don’t want to ruin your chances of getting your dream job before the recruiter has even read past the name on your CV!