Category Archives: Social Media

The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

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Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”

Today, I offer another profile summary — this time for recent graduates who need a job now, or soon…   

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What Picture is the “Social You” Painting for Employers?

The Social You

For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.   

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6 Mistakes Job Seekers Still Make on Social Media

Social Media Faux Pas

Here’s a cold, hard fact: your personal status updates may be impacting your ability to land your next job.

We all know now that employers will search for you online at some point during the screening and hiring process. What you may not know is that what think may be hidden behind a curtain of privacy… probably isn’t.   

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The One Secret to Nailing a Video Job Interview [Infographic]

Nail the Online Job Interview

So you have a video job interview all lined up… perhaps on Skype or a Google Hangout. You’ve researched the company, the position and the recruiter. You know your stuff!

But did you know that body language during your online job interview can determine 80% of the final hiring decision?   

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Social Media and the Job Search: Together Forever [Infographic]

Infographic

With 98% of recruiters now using LinkedIn to help source and screen candidates, social media and the job search are forever connected.

But what are recruiters and hiring managers really looking for? How do they decide who makes the cut? How exactly do job seekers leverage social media in a way that places them near the top of the “must hire” pile?   

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5 Strategies to Maximize Your Success on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has been building professional networks across the globe since 2002. Now, they boast over 330 million users.

Their slogan, ‘Relationships Matter,’ captures the essence of the service and reminds users that the ultimate goal for everyone should be to seek relevant, meaningful connections. And to do that, your approach matters… a lot.   

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