Time comes for every college student to enter the ugly world outside. Outside is a different place than college, with expectations in the areas of “professional,” “adult,” “mature” and those unpleasant kinds of things. Not so important in college, but they soon become very.
The Career Guy has noticed that some of his young clients would benefit from enhancing their college-girl/boy email address (favorite: Oooooh_hot_chili@xxx) to something more suitable for a job search. Also recommended is to replace the goofy voicemail message with a boring, but more acceptable one. An employer will hang up if he hears something he doesn’t like.
Recently, the National Association of Colleges & Employers reported that 75% of employers search online to see what they cn find on prospective employees (Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.) 70% report they have rejected candidates because of what they have found; 85% said a professional online record actually enhanced their candidates’ chances for being hired.
Read the summary here, or access the full report at the bottom of the page.