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These days, the most effective way to find a job
is to attract employers to you. How can you do
that? By creating and maintaining public profiles
on these 6 powerful Websites.
The payoff for you will be substantial and long-
term. The good news is that these sites are free for
you to use, currently. The bad news is that this will
take some time and work to create and to manage.
Not a lot because much of what you create for one
site (LinkedIn, for example) can be used with minor
modifications on other sites.
In addition, these effort will pay off for you when
you have captured the interest of a recruiter or poten-
tial employer who researches you to see what infor-
mation is available about you on the Web because
they will find these sites, often at the top of the first
page of search results.
[If you haven't already set up a Google Alert on
your name, do that, immediately. This is Defensive
Googling, and it is not optional. Now is the time
to begin to manage your online reputation if you
haven't already started.]
Establishing recruiter magnets will take a while,
so get started ASAP, and set aside one or two hours
a week (or more, if you are unemployed) to create
and manage your Web identities.
1. Your LinkedIn Profile
Whether or not you are actually job hunting right
now, a LinkedIn Profile is a MUST-DO these days.
And, if you are currently happy in your job, a robust
("100% complete" in LinkedIn terms) LinkedIn Profile
can make you more effective in your existing job. It
also lays good groundwork for your next job because
LinkedIn is so important to recruiters.
See Add Common Misspellings to Your LinkedIn
Profile and all of Job-Hunt's LinkedIn for Job Search
articles for more information.
And, don't forget to join Job-Hunt's Job-Hunt
Help LinkedIn Group to get help with your job search
issues. It's free for anyone to join. Also join Groups
that are associated with your profession and location,
and be active in those Groups. They are great for
expanding your network!
2. Your Google Plus Profile
Go to plus.Google.com to set up your Google+
Profile. It will show up on Google search results on
any search using your name, and it can be more
robust than your LinkedIn Profile. Meg Guiseppi,
Job-Hunt's Personal Branding Expert, wrote an excel-
lent article on Personal Branding with Your Google
Plus Profile and the Job-Hunt Guide to Using Google
Plus for Your Job Search offers more advice.
3. Your official Twitter account
Twitter can be a great deal of fun as well as good
networking. Be sure to complete the Twitter Bio,
including a description of who you are and where
you are. Focus both your Twitter Bio and your tweets
on your job search goals rather than your favorite
sports teams or hobbies - at least until you have
found your next job.
Read the Twitter SEO for Job Search blog post for
more details. Stay on-topic with this account. Use
a different Twitter account to talk about the kids,
the dogs, the Yankees, and Starbucks.
Facebook is the largest social network in the world,
and it is searched by many recruiters and employers
looking for qualified job candidates.
It hopefully goes without saying that you should
be very circumspect with your Facebook postings.
More people have probably lost opportunities than
gained them as a result of what they posted on Face-
5. Your personal account on Amazon
Review products, books, videos, and other items
on Amazon using your personal account and your
real name. Make them thoughtful, well-written, and
logical. You'll be able to pull these into your LinkedIn
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment, on contract, in the following positions in the
Information Technology (IT) Unit of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD), Ministry of Finance.
Senior Database Specialist
The Senior Database Specialist is responsible for architecting and managing backups and the storage management
environment at IRD which go beyond normal database management activities. In addition the Senior Database
Specialists must monitor capacity, tune disk requirements, and manage database space requirements.
o Architects and manages the storage management environment including SANS and backup software for Veritas,
Arc serve and Tivoli Storage Manager.
o Collaborates with other IT workgroups and clients to ensure all data, systems files, configurations, permission
settings and software are backed up and verified on an established schedule.
o Participates and conducts testing to confirm the ability to restore systems, files, databases, permissions and
settings for all IRD systems.
o Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the
performance and reliability of the systems.
o Monitors capacity of SANS, hard drives, magnetic media, etc. to plan and procure replacements or timely
o Creates Computer Operator guidelines to direct Operators on jobs to run, common error messages, routine error
resolution directions, escalation procedures for errors when necessary and reporting requirements.
o Reviews previous night backups and other storage jobs to verify acceptable job completion or to take corrective
actions as necessary.
o Collaborates with BSD on new programmes or act as a member of the Special Projects staff to determine storage
capacity requirements or changes resulting from programming changes, third party data requirements, etc.
o Share 7 x 24 on-call duties. Works some non-core hours and travels to remote sites as may be required.
o Degree in Computer Science/ Electrical Engineering or related field
o Three years' experience in administering two or more large and complex databases.
o High level of knowledge relating to Storage Management architectures, operations and troubleshooting methods
o Experience in Disaster Recovery Planning
o Training in Tivoli Storage Manager
o Experience with Windows Server administration
TAXPAYER RELATIONS SECTION
"Changing the way we interact with People!"
account, and they'll also be visible to the
entire Web when someone Googles your
6. Your own Website, Web Portfolio, or
blog (on your own domain name)
Register your name as a domain name,
and also register the common misspellings
of your name to forward to your "real"
domain name. You can register domain
names at GoDaddy.com for $10 a year, and
it's worth it to "capture" your name, even
if you don't immediately create a Website
using that domain name. This is not a blan-
ket endorsement of all of GoDaddy's prod-
ucts and services, but they do a good job
of inexpensive domain registration and make
it relatively easy to manage domains, too.
Once you have registered your domain
name, you can use it for many things that
will enhance your online identity and help
raise your visibility in the world as well as
the job market.
• Use the domain name for your blog ,
your personal resume Website, and/or an
online portfolio of your work.
• Put your personal URL in your email sig-
nature, along with your LinkedIn profile, etc.
• Use search optimization techniques
with your name and profession as the key-
word phrases to be optimized -- in the title
tags, in the meta tags, in the headings, etc.
• Link TO your personal Website from
the various online community sites LinkedIn,
Twitter, Yahoo, etc. etc.
We all need to become very good at estab-
lishing and managing our public personas,
whether we label it personal branding or
reputation management. Managing your
online reputation is unavoidable in the 21st
century. If you do not manage your public
persona, you will be vulnerable to bad luck
or someone else's agenda.
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