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8 out of 10 Headhunters think social media profiles help senior executives find new roles

8 out of 10 Headhunters think social media profiles help senior executives find new roles

InterExec urges job hunters to create LinkedIn profiles following report

A new report compiled by InterExec has revealed that 84% of top UK senior executive headhunters agree that having a social media profile is important for senior executives seeking a new role.

The report, which was conducted by InterExec, the Confidential Agent that represents senior executives seeking positions paying 200,000-1m, surveyed 100 of the top senior executive head-hunters across the UK.

InterExecs top tips in how to network successfully using social media, include:

Build up useful and relevant connections to demonstrate your professional networking experience
Share your personality attributes that you would not otherwise be able to convey in a CV
Keep your interests strictly professional
Check for grammar and spelling mistakes just as you would in your CV or covering letter
Ensure information is consistent with what is in your CV or resum.

Kit Scott-Brown, managing director of InterExec, commented: We are in a day and age where recruiters are increasingly turning to the Internet to research an individuals skills, achievements and personality through their online profiles. Whilst such profiles do not replace the traditional resum, it is important for senior executives to have a social media presence that allows them to expand on areas of skill and expertise, which may not be included in a traditional CV.

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