Internet, Social Networks and Government Job Searches
You can say what you want on your resume but a quick web search may bring all that hard work to a crashing conclusion. And if don't appear in a Web search it could be an even worse statement about you as an employee!
The good news is that this shift will benefit those who take a leadership role in their industry or who are making a difference in other areas that may impress your potential employer.
You must start building a positive Internet presence. Not by "spinning", but by taking an active role in your field or industry. The simplest way is set-up a facebook page or a blog and writes articles. They don’t have to be read by leading professionals in your field but they will appear online and that is what counts. Also, make certain to use LinkedIn and any other resources.
You may not be aware how often HR staff or employers are doing a Google search on your name but don’t be surprised next time in your interview when that employer asks about your trip to the Bahamas that was recently posted on your facebook page!
Make sure to make whatever personal site/social network page you have career and job friendly.