How to Build a Professional Online Presence

1
Examples of Professional Profiles for Your Career

Productive And Super Organized
Pekic / Getty Images

When you're looking for a job or moving up the career ladder, it's important to have an online presence where you can showcase your skills and experience. When you're consistent across sites, using the same themes and photos, you will be able to create a strong personal - and professional - brand.

Review these examples of profiles to get ideas for building your own professional presence on social media.

2
LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn

 LinkedIn is "the" site for professional networking. Recruiters actively use it to source candidates and it's the best resource for building and managing your career network. Update your profile frequently, include your employment history, education, skills and examples of projects you've worked on.

Read More: 9 Simple Tips to Make a Better LinkedIn Profile

3
Personal Website

personal website
Alison Doyle

 A personal website is an ideal way to feature your credentials. You can provide information on what you have to offer an employer, link to your online social profiles, and share your contact details with prospective employers and networking contacts.

Read More: Get a Free Branded.me Personal Website | Tips for Creating a Personal Website on Wordpress

4
Professional Facebook Page

Facebook Profile
Facebook

Creating a Facebook page is a way to differentiate the professional from the personal you. Set up a page to share your expertise, industry news and current events with others. Keep your family, friends and photos on your personal page and be careful about the privacy settings, so you don't inadvertently share too much information with employers.

Read More: What Not to Do on Facebook When You're Job Hunting

5
Twitter Profile

Twitter. Twitter

Twitter is a terrific way to establish yourself as an expert in your industry. Tweet about what's happening in your industry - news, events and advice. Also be sure to retweet advice from industry leaders. 

Read More: How to Get Active on Twitter

6
Pinterest

Pinterest
Pinterest

Pinterest is a great way to impress your connections and prospective employers. Pinterest shows hiring managers that you are on top of and engaged with what's happening online and you can highlight your resume and your professional work.

Once you have set up Pinterest, you can add a link to your page from your LinkedIn and other online profiles, websites and blogs.

Read More: Pinterest Tips for Job Seekers

7
VisualCV

Copyright Alison Doyle

 A VisualCV is an online version of a resume, and it's one more way to share what you have to offer with hiring managers and employers.

Related Articles: Recruiters on Social Media | Top 10 Social Media Do's and Don'ts