Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Mergis Group released an overview for its communities of accounting and finance, banking and mortgage, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, HR, legal and other professionals that provides expert insights and practical advice to help career minded individuals effectively promote themselves through social networking, while managing and protecting their online image.
Blogs, social networking and online career searches are bigger than ever, and they’re here to stay. While there is a wide array of ways to promote yourself and your career, each one can be a double edged sword; what is designed to promote can sometimes actually damage.
The Mergis Group’s recruiting experts recommend taking these five steps to leverage online social networking opportunities to drive your career, rather than cut it short:
- Manage your privacy
- Think before you post
- Blog intelligently
- Use LinkedIn the smart way
- Google yourself regularly
The full article contains detailed recommendations for how to manage your privacy on sites like Facebook, tips for posting to your social network profiles, parameters for blogging smarter and the best ways to leverage LinkedIn to drive your career.
Professionals looking to further their career or their job search can read more at:
About The Mergis Group
The Mergis Group is a leading professional placement firm that specializes in recruiting for positions in finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, legal and human resources. The firm provides recruiting services to Fortune 500 and small and mid-sized companies through its network of 35 offices nationally.
The Mergis Group is a division of SFN Group, Inc. (NYSE: SFN). SFN operates a family of specialty businesses providing strategic workforce solutions in professional services and general staffing. To learn more, please visit www.mergisgroup.com.