Archive for the Category ◊ Facebook ◊

• 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 […]

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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 […]

• Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Facebook is emerging as the leading social network when it comes to job hunting. By a margin approaching 2-to-1, job seekers credit Facebook with helping them get their current job. LinkedIn ran a distant second, with 46 percent of job seekers attributing their job to that business-oriented network. Twitter, the short messaging network, got a […]

• Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Job search branding can be a powerful way to set yourself apart from the competition. Learn how job search branding can help you in your career. When you’re job searching, it’s important to build a personal brand that showcases your skills and accomplishments. Here’s how to build a personal brand. Why Create a Job Search […]

• Wednesday, November 03rd, 2010

Facebook is mostly known for helping people lose their jobs and is usually avoided when job hunting. However, when used properly, a job seeker can tap into the largest social networking website, with 500 million user, to land a job! Since our focus is usually on Medical Devices, I will be primarily giving tips for […]

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• Sunday, October 24th, 2010

If you are not googling yourself, chances are someone out there is! As a medical device recruiter, I always encourage my candidates to manage their online reputation because recruiters and hiring managers often use google to look for potential candidates. Have you done your homework? Are you aware of what they will see when they […]

• Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Using traditional job boards, such as careerbuilder and monster, is not enough these days. Finding a job within a niche market like the medical device industry needs additional work. Medical device jobs require a strategic plan and while the medical industry remains steady, more people are targeting it. (If you were recently laid off, make sure you […]

• Monday, November 02nd, 2009

According to recent research from Careerbuilder, prospective hiring managers often research candidates online using major social media websites such as LinkedIn (75%), Facebook (45%), and now Twitter (28%). What do hiring managers look for? LinkedIn On LinkedIn, hiring managers look for professional background, recommendations, connections, and group interests. They learn about the professional background of […]