Remember Shea Allen? The reporter whose blog got her fired? She’s speaking out on it, and it brings up some key points about social media and work. “I was thinking that I was making some tongue-in-cheek comments,” Ms. Allen explained … More
Topic: social media
So you’ve joined LinkedIn. Congratulations! You’re now among the 200 million or so people and entities that are on the social media site.
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Most of us have had a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account for years, and it’s part of our daily routine. Wake up, check email, Facebook, iCal, and then Twitter mentions. It’s also hard when everyone you know does the same, constantly posting photos of their delicious mimosas and Benedicts at brunch, checking in to the hottest new club or Instagramming their perfect dates. Looking at most people’s Instagram accounts it would seem like all they do is go out for drinks with friends, have fun at fabulous events, and wear perfect outfits—when that’s hardly the case. More
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Most job-seekers know that Twitter is an invaluable networking tool: Just Wednesday, we posted a piece from our friends at Levo League about “the tweet that changed my whole career.” But in the wild west of job hunting in 2013, Twitter isn’t just for making connections who will then take a serious look at your résumé: It is your résumé. More
In my mid-twenties I was working at a health care company, back when brands had just started using social media. I successfully launched a social media presence for this company by teaching myself everything I could about digital and social media marketing, and for over a year I watched proudly as we expanded our presence in the industry and impressed our funders—a tremendous accomplishment in the non-profit world. Though I was proud of my achievement, I was itching to do more. More
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Real talk: You have Monster.com open in another window right now, don’t you?
Businessweek.com recently collected usage data from the job websites Indeed.com, Glassdoor.com, and Simplyhired.com and found Mondays and Tuesdays are peak days for online job hunting. Simplyhired found that job searches in the US peak at around 11 am on Mondays. Busted! More
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, news sites, gossip sites … there’s plenty out there on the web to distract employees from doing their jobs.
With the launch of Facebook’s highly anticipated search feature, the way we can find people online has been completely transformed. And when it comes to social recruiting, Facebook Graph Search allows for an entirely new view of both passive and active candidates. More
When it comes to landing a job, your job search toolbox should be filled with a variety of valuable tools. From niche job boards to networking, job seekers often find success through a variety of tools and tactics.
One tool holding an increasingly prominent part in the job search is social media. And with a reported 94 million visits from U.S. users in December 2012, LinkedIn has become the quintessential professional social network for many job seekers. So I have to ask — are you linked in?
Social media and one’s online “presence” are often discussed in conjunction with the job search. “What can employers see?” is a question I hear all the time, since it’s a pretty common belief that they will in fact be looking.