Category Archives: Social Media

5 Things Employers Want to See When They Google You

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You know the basics of keeping your social media profiles “clean” when applying for work; you understand the necessary strategies for job hunters in the digital age.

But this alone is not enough to make you hirable. Because when employers search online, they want your digital presence to give them more than a person free of red flags. Employers want to get a sense of – buzzword warning – your authentic self…   

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3 Online Marketing Techniques Perfect for Job Seekers

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You may not think that online marketing and the job hunt are similar at all. The truth is, though, that the best techniques for marketing and selling a brand online will work while you are marketing and selling… you.

To maximize your personal brand and your online presence, here are four online marketing tips you must know and understand…   

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Consistency: Your Key to a Superior Social Brand

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What is the key to getting best results from your professional branding on social media?

Consistency.

Consistency – in how you present yourself across all social channels, how you use each social network to drive your personal brand, and how often you show up to share value – will help employers and recruiters see the whole picture of who you are and what you can do…   

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10 Tips for Managing Your Social Media Presence [Infographic]

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For years, you’ve worked hard to get where you are now. They don’t just hand out those degrees to anyone, right? And yet just one rogue post, a moment of weakness perhaps, and your personal brand can take a serious hit.

Which is why we love this infographic from BestMastersPrograms.com, which shows us ten ways to effectively manage our social media accounts – and avoid those “oops” moments that can negatively impact how employers perceive our online presence…   

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7 Must-have Career Skills for the Social Age

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What skills employers will come to value most as we move away from Industrial Age thinking, and dive even deeper into the Social Age? What soft skills no one even talked about five years ago must we must we pay attention to as we strive to compete well in the job market of today, and the future?

Here’s our take on seven must-have soft skills for the Social Age…   

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15 Reasons Someone Else Got the Job (And You Didn’t)

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You’ve worked hard; you’ve done everything right. And now, you find yourself neck-and-neck with another candidate; the job will go to one of you.

When you’re in this position, what makes the difference? How does an employer know who to choose, and who to disappoint?   

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