Archive for the Category ◊ Social Networking ◊

• Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Our brains adapt to new ways of absorbing content, and a prime example is how we interact with the Internet. Twitter makes us share thoughts in 140 characters or fewer. Now you’re forced to keep your point short and sweet. For a person like me who loves the details, condensing my thoughts into short bite-sized […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

Employers have discovered that computer software systems are good at scanning keywords on a resume, but they’re not good at discerning talent, trustworthiness, dedication, hard work, and most importantly FIT. Resumes that used to function as your “first impression” to an employer have become the second or third thing an employer will see about you. […]

• Friday, November 28th, 2014
• Wednesday, January 09th, 2013

We’re seeing more and more recruiters use the web as a place to search for talent and conduct employment background searches. This trend is set to increase year over year and I’ve been predicting that an “online presence search” will become as common as a drug test since 2007. Your online presence should consist of […]

• Monday, December 03rd, 2012

Seriously, don’t ever post negative things about your work online. Comptroller Stephen Burns was fired from his job at AO North America for tweeting that his work environment was “toxic” and that his co-workers were “morons,” “dysfunctional,” “psychotic,” and “schizophrenic, according to court documents posted by Eric B. Meyer’s Employer Handbook blog. When Burns applied for unemployment benefits, he […]

• Monday, October 15th, 2012

Join Relevant LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn groups are great forums for career-related discussions — members often share articles, ask questions and start online conversations with each other. Do a quick group search on LinkedIn, and you’re likely to get a long list of niche groups within your field. That said, do your research to make sure […]

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• Monday, August 27th, 2012

Savvy job seekers have turned to digital and social media tools to help them in their job searches, and now recruiters are on board with the power of social media as a recruiting tool. LinkedIn isn’t the only social network that helps in the job search process — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ have all been used by people to land jobs in […]

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• Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Companies spend a lot of money every year making sure they are found online. And there are countless articles explaining the ins and outs of online marketing for a corporate brand. But what about your personal brand? How should you optimize your personal brand so you’re easily discovered? The great news is that it’s the easiest […]

• Thursday, May 24th, 2012

This post was originally published at www.skillstorm.com More than 900 million people are on Facebook.
 300 million visit Twitter daily.
 At least
 10.4 million are on Pinterest (probably a very low estimate considering the site has around 
1100 users per minute) and LinkedIn has
 7,610 searches per minute. What does this all mean? There’s a heck of a lot of people […]

• Monday, January 09th, 2012

Finding a job during these difficult times can be hard for almost every type of professional, so you want to give yourself every advantage possible. The social networking age has changed the way that we get jobs and make career connections. One of the best ways to attract potential employers is by having a strong […]