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How to get the job: How to create a professional online presence

Tips for digital job applications
Posted at 2:49 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 17:49:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Digital resumes are now the norm, but employers still see consistent mistakes. Here are some helpful tips from our local experts on how to maintain a positive online presence.

LinkedIn is a vital tool you can find jobs and connect with employers in a more personal way, but it's essential to keep it professional. Only post about business, but a few family or volunteer photos are appropriate.

Make sure that your resume matches your LinkedIn resume and also have a downloadable version on your profile.

You can find jobs on LinkedIn in along with websites like Monster, Indeed and Career Builder. You can also find jobs in your local newspapers and right here on under the 'Kern Back In Business Section.'

Our experts suggest to go back and clean up your social media before you start applying for jobs. Don't forget anything you post online can go viral and you want to make sure your online presence is professional and appropriate. Our experts say, even if youraccounts are private employers can still see your profiles.

Our experts say it's probably a good idea to stay away from posting about politics because you never know who your interviewing with. Think twice before you post.

When it comes to online applications, there are few things to remember. When filling out your application you have to copy and paste your resume into slots. When you are filling out your application it's essential to go back and look at the formatting beforeyou submit it. Most employers look at that application as your resume. If you just attached your resume, your application is considered incomplete. Don't forget to spell check and double-check the dates.

"How to Get the Job" local experts:

  • Suki Mahal, Recruiting Specialist, Express Employment Professionals
  • Laura Hill, CEO, Pinnacle Recruitment Services
  • Bob Meadows, Business Development Director, City of Shafter
  • Arleana Waller, Founder, ShePower Leadership Academy
  • Cheryl Scott, Executive Director, Kern Economic Development Foundation