Mitchell has noticed a shift towards using technology to build business, as social media platforms are fast becoming an important part of how businesses are engaging with their clients.
“Yet at a personal level, many people have not yet completely embraced these tools for managing their own personal profiles,” she says. “For me, it seems as if many people have not yet totally made the connection between how their personal presence online can impact their careers.
“For example, one business owner told me recently that he decided not to interview a person because when he checked their LinkedIn profile it was very basic. His reason was that this demonstrated they weren't a good networker and that the basic profile also demonstrated they weren't comfortable with technology.
“As a professional recruiter I found this response really interesting as I wouldn't have made this leap without further investigation, but clearly there are employers taking a different approach.”
Libby Mitchell’s recruitment tips:
• Do your research on the employer you’re looking at
• Have your qualifications and compliance records ready
• Be ready to demonstrate your performance track record
• Be prepared to demonstrate your competencies and business acumen