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How our online profile may help or mar our career?

BooksBeat

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Jun 1, 2020
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Hello guys, two days ago, I saw one tweet where one guy said that he lost his job because of a post he made about rape in 2015. Prior to this time, I have, on different occasions, heard people discuss how their online profile such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc has helped them secure some jobs or even placement. On the other hand, i have read that your profile may also have negative effect on your scholarship, job, and other necessary applications.

How true is this? Has it happened to you before?

How can one build a good online profile?
 

Experthead

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Jun 1, 2020
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Thank you very much for creating this thread. This is a thread that will definitely help a lot of people.

Your online profile may help or mar your career aspirations.

I remember in 2018 when one of my cousins applied for a job in Kenya (Eastern part of Africa). he applied for this job through LinkedIn. Well, my cousin graduated magna cum laude from one of the U.S schools but has tons of leadership, volunteering, and little work experiences. This job required 4 - 6 years work experience but he has 2 years work experience.

During the interview, they told him point blank that he wasn't the best among the applicants but he will be given the job because he has good online reputation. These people have time to search google and other websites for your name. They even go as far as your twitter account to check your tweets that you have posted some years past.

So, I advise us to make sure that our online profile is a perfect representation of who you are. Do not be a pastor in real life but be posting porn videos on social media platforms. It might backfire one day.
 

Guitarist

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Jun 1, 2020
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A wonderful thread I must say!

If you are familiar with Twitter Nigeria, you might have heard of a popular twitter influencer called Dr Dipo Awojide. He is a lecturer at one of the prominent UK universities and he specializes in career development and the likes. He always explain how your online CV may mar or boost your career. Think before you make any post online because it might come back to hurt you in the nearest future.

Last month, I saw a post on LinkedIn about one lady that was contacted by Oxford Business School. Oxford begged her to register for MBA in their school because she has good online portfolio and remarkable achievements. It is needless to say that they will be be happy to give her scholarship.

Personally, my first writing job was gotten from a forum where I posted professionally. The guy contacted me and gave me a gig above $500. What am I saying? Never underestimate the power of internet, be polite in your posts and seek help when needed. It has helped thousands of people and it has brought down some hundreds.
 

Breacche

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Jun 1, 2020
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My elder sis applied for internship at one of the Asian companies. During the interview, they asked her to open her twitter account and she did. They skimmed through her tweets and they gave her the job immediately.

Most of these companies look at your personality before giving you the job. They do not care if you have all the skills and experience needed to succeed in the company, they want to know how you relate with people or the way you communicate ideas. How friendly you are and your emotional intelligence.

Pls, make your online profile presentable and worthwhile as it will definitely be useful one day.
 

Breacche

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Jun 1, 2020
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A wonderful thread I must say!

If you are familiar with Twitter Nigeria, you might have heard of a popular twitter influencer called Dr Dipo Awojide. He is a lecturer at one of the prominent UK universities and he specializes in career development and the likes. He always explain how your online CV may mar or boost your career. Think before you make any post online because it might come back to hurt you in the nearest future.

Last month, I saw a post on LinkedIn about one lady that was contacted by Oxford Business School. Oxford begged her to register for MBA in their school because she has good online portfolio and remarkable achievements. It is needless to say that they will be be happy to give her scholarship.

Personally, my first writing job was gotten from a forum where I posted professionally. The guy contacted me and gave me a gig above $500. What am I saying? Never underestimate the power of internet, be polite in your posts and seek help when needed. It has helped thousands of people and it has brought down some hundreds.
Sharp guy, I don't mind if you could share some bucks with me too (smiles). Anyways, congratulations.
 

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