Help Wanted: Your online presence could be impacting your job search

In this week's Help Wanted, a lack of online presence could be costing you not only a job, but ever getting your foot in the door.

CareerBuilder found about 35 percent of employers say they're less likely to interview candidates if they can't find out information about them online.

At least 51 percent use online search engines to research job applicants.

There are a few things you can do to increase your online presence in a way that will land you an interview or job. Employers want to see background information that specifically relates to job qualifications. They also want to see personality that will be a good fit for their company. Your site needs to convey a professional image and communication skills. Also, creativity will go a long way with employers.

You should avoid posting inappropriate pictures, talking about drug use and bad-mouthing previous employers.

To read CareerBuilder's full report, click here.

The Kentucky Career Center is holding four job fairs/hiring events at their Paducah location, 416 S. 6th St.. All are on July 8:

1.) Trinity Marine: 10 am-1 p.m.; Interviewing for fiberglass rollers and trimmers

2.) Patti’s 1880’s Restaurant: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Interviewing and hiring for all positions (kitchen staff, gift shops, servers, hostess, photo booth, game room, bakery and miniature golf staff)

3.) Hamilton-Ryker: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Interviewing and hiring for Dippin’ Dots production and clerical positions

4.) Lynx Services: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Interviewing and hiring for customer service Representatives, full- or part-time positions

If there's a job opening you'd like us to let others know about, email me at jhorbelt@wpsdlocal6.com.

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