Strong social media presence can tilt your career graph

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 29, 2013

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As professionals embrace technology and turn to specialised job search portals & social media platforms to help them in their job search & careers, the digital world is steadily influencing career graphs.

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Nearly 89% of professionals polled are of the view that their social profile is important for their career, according to a snap poll conducted by HeadHonchos.com, a job search and career portal. Just over 49% of participants in the poll voted that profiles on social platforms - such as LinkedIn, Facebook or even a personal blog - are ‘Very important’ for one’s career.

About 40% of participants believe that their social profiles are ‘Somewhat important’ for career progression, but perhaps not a make or break factor. With just 11% of voters indicating that their social profile is ‘Not important’ for careers, the poll highlighted that only a small minority seem to believe their social profiles can be ignored.

Speaking on the findings of the poll, Uday Sodhi, CEO, HeadHonchos.com says, ‘The digital world offers the perfect opportunity to project your image to ‘influencers’ and gives candidates outreach that they have not had before. As per these findings, we can also see the importance of social media as a platform for personal branding. During the hiring process, a strong social presence can tilt the balance in your favour. Especially at senior levels your reputation and stature are often reflected in your social profile.”