After years in the HR field, I can't tell you how many times I saw applicants lose the job before the interview even materialized. Your online persona plays a significant role in your job search. While many employers will never admit to it, I can tell you that you will be googled and anything found on the web will be scrutinized to determine your intelligence, judgement, and good character. The top result when you google your name, should be your LinkedIn Profile. If you have limited work experience, reach out to any professors that you did research for or those who assigned particularly large projects as well as supervisors or coordinators of any volunteer work you have done and even co-workers at part time jobs or partners in group projects who can attest to your ability to work in a team and pull your weight. Finally, your profile should have a photo. The #FaceTheWorldIRL campaign recently conducted an experiment which found that profiles with a photo saw a 63% increase in profile views vs. those without a photo. Olay Fresh Effects and Covergirl have put together this beauty tutorial to help you put your best face forward with a look that is both simple and sophisticated to help you make the best first impression.Olay Fresh Effects will be giving one ScorchingStyle.com reader a set of my favorite Fresh Effects products that are featured above. To enter, please leave a comment with your best advice for recent college graduates to best define themselves online. Entries will be open until next Tuesday and one commenter will be selected at random to receive a Fresh Effects set of Everything Off Wipes, Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer, and Bright On Time Eye Awakening Cream. Giveaway is open to all US residents. Winner must be following this blog on GFC, Twitter or Bloglovin and all entries will be verified.
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