If someone is Googling you right now are you sure they’re finding the right person on the first few links or page? Can you take the risk of not being found online in today’s high-power “search-recruitment” game? If you really want to be found the way you should be this is an article/interview updating you on what’s new in this area and what you MUST know as a job seeker.

You’re on your job search mission and very well know by now that your marketing skills need to be up-to-date to be visible to the recruiters and the employers – so what’s your strategy now? That’s where Vizibility.com comes in – Vizibility makes it easy for you to share accurate and relevant Google results with recruiters, potential employers, and others looking for information about you.”

Online search is here to stay and so is your reputation or brand visibility on the internet.

A Microsoft survey of U.S. hiring managers and job recruiters in December 2009 found that 79 percent of them had reviewed online information about job applicants, and 70 percent of U.S. hiring managers surveyed indicated that they had rejected candidates based on online information.

Now that the employers and recruiters are searching more online for a suitable candidate, it becomes more essential than ever to increase your VIZIBILITY online, and yes vizibility.com is one of the most powerful ways to achieve this effectively. Are you ready to get searched and be found the way you want it to be? Read on..

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James Alexander, Vizibility’s founder and CEO in an interview with Careerbright explains how Vizibility is adding value to the job search process and why it could be indispensable in near future!

CB: Tell us something about Vizibility and what do you think we’re missing if we’re NOT using Vizibility for our online presence?

James Alexander: Vizibility helps people be found online. We allow users to curate personal Google search results into a one-click search that is all about them. A Vizibility SearchMe link or QR code on a resume, LinkedIn profile or web page makes it easy for a recruiter or hiring manager to easily find someone, while allowing Vizibility users to put their best results forward to make a killer first impression.

If you are one of the 13.5M people looking for a job today, and you don’t use Vizibility, there is a very high likelihood you will not be found on the first page of Google search results.
Furthermore, if your name is found, there is a very good chance the results presented may not be related to you. Industry research indicates more than 90% of recruiters make hiring decisions based on Google search results and few go beyond the first page. Our research indicates that on average, only 12% of Google results are accurate when searching on name alone. Being invisible online can have a significant economic impact for an individual.


CB: How can Vizibility offer a competitive edge to the job seekers? How can a job seeker use PreSearch approach to get noticed by a recruiter, or the other way?

James Alexander: According to a Careerbuilder study, there are over 75 applicants for every open position, which means today’s competitive job environment requires that you to stand out from the crowd.

For the job seeker with Vizibility, they have the confidence that when someone clicks on their SearchMe link, the information presented about them is accurate, while telling a story about him or her. The ability to curate personal search results, and deliver them through a simple link, says a lot about person and their personal brand. With the addition of a QR code on a resume, business card, or website, it communicates that you are tech savvy, a potential early adopter, and conversant in new forms of marketing.

Sure, anyone can “Google” someone, however it takes time to verify that these results are indeed related to the actual person being searched – the more common a name, the greater likelihood of mistaken identity. Having a Vizibility SearchMe link or QR code makes it easy for recruiters and hiring managers to find accurate information about a prospective employee; and they may appreciate any effort that saves them time while delivering the information they need to make a decision.

To have value, we recognize that recruiters have to trust these results which is why we expose the search criteria used to create the search and show the results in Google so anyone clicking on a Vizibility SearchMe link can trust that what they are seeing as legitimate.


CB: Is Vizibility for job seekers and recruiters only? Who all benefit and in what other ways?

James Alexander: Vizibility offers value to job seekers and professionals alike. We’re a “Google” society. We Google anyone or anything before we hire it, try it, buy it, or date it. We are seeing Vizibility used in many different areas – particularly in business services such as accountants, lawyers, and medical professions – essentially any area where potential clients research individuals as part of the buying process.  Vizibility has benefits for the person searching by saving them time, and for the business professional by presenting accurate information about them.

For example, several large law firms have recently added Vizibility SearchMe buttons to the online bio pages of their attorneys as a way to create more impact from their sales and marketing efforts. The partners understand that potential and current clients are Googling their attorneys, and they want to make it easy to find the information they are looking for.


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In the News:

Job seekers and career professionals are always looking for ways to stand out among the crowd. In conjunction with SXSW (South By Southwest) and the Career Thought Leaders Conference and SymposiumVizibility(http://www.vizibility.com) announced personalized QR (or “quick response”) codes are now available for Vizibility SearchMe™ links, which can be added to resumes, presentations, business cards, and any other printed or online materials. When scanned, the QR code displays a user’s top five verified Google search results.