Still conflicted with building your brand online. Have you tried defensive googling, yet? Concerned the data or the lack of data about you on Google it’s vital to your job search? Did you know the 40-hour work week is obsolete? We address all three of these questions in today’s episode.
We have two segments today I hope will improve your career. You’ll learn more about finding yourself and strengths can guide you to positive career outcomes. You should also stop looking for a 40-hour job. More on this in the show. Finally, You’ll also learn practical steps in using Google to correct, protect, and build your online presence to make yourself attracted to employers.
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Susan is the founder and a pioneer in the online job advice space. She is the founder of job-hunt.org and is an online job search expert. Susan also owns WorkCoachCafe.com. Both are Forbes 100 Best Career Sites. She is also a Personal SEO Researcher and Writer and writes for the Huffington Post and Forbes. I want you to hear what Susan Joyce and I talked about Defensive Googling. I invite you to listen to the conversation, then go practice what we discussed. It could be the difference between knowing your value as a job candidate and not knowing why you’re getting rejected.
Here are some of the advice Susan gives about defensive googling:
- Good bad and ugly of Googling or defensive Googling
- People used to call it vanity Googling or ego-surfing for your name
- Everyone should practice defensive googling once a week
- 100% of employers and recruiters when considering potential candidates
- Lack of information or misinformation on Google can ruin your reputation
- Lack of knowledge to employers means irrelevance, or you’re hiding something
- How often should you Google yourself? Once a week is best
- Do a private search – Chrome is best – Use the “New Incognito Window” using the dots top right and choose – Google will ignore your preference through this window
- You want to see what the world sees
- Do the other browsers: Bing, Yahoo, Duck Duck Go – Find the “Private Window” choice (See Safari browser)
- Include searches on your position
The second conversation is with Diane Phillips who is the co-author of The Job Book: Find Yourself and a Job in 30 Days. She has more than three decades of experience spanning the globe that includes working with Fortune 100 executives and corporations, Nobel Prize winners, radio and TV programming and production, school curriculum development and author. Expert in personal and professional development of executive leaders and their teams, driving impactful outcomes and systematic solutions.
Here are some of the highlights from Diane about finding yourself and the 40-hour work week:
- The forty hour work week is obsolete and the ideal workplace
- Good work often results in more action the following weeks
- Companies and employees would benefit most when everyone works during their most productive times of day
- Ideally getting paid for the chance to complete work (speed), and not for clocked in hours is the best
- Diane explains how we find the best culture for us
- Find our unique traits, original and inspired ideas–find yourself and identifying your strengths will help you find the opportunity
- Diane shares the ideal work traits for herself as an example to create an environment to achieve quick solutions
- Young people are breaking the “…this is how it always was done…” narrative
- Diane explains how people can find themselves–through honesty, respecting each other’s unique qualities in how we work best
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