Category Archives: social media

Social Media Tips for the Digitally Savvy Job Seeker [Infographic]

Social Media Tips for Job Seekers Career Savvy

Almost everyone now knows that employers are pre-screening applicants on social media, getting to know the real you (not the polished, on-your-best-behavior job interview version) before they ever make contact for an interview.

But do we know exactly what they are looking for when they check us out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?   

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Build a Better Personal Brand Thru Powerful Online Profiles

Social media bio

Your online biographies – Twitter profile, LinkedIn headline and summary, Google+ Tagline and Facebook description – provide potential employers, colleagues and networking contacts with insight into what kind of person you are, and why the two of you should meet.

Writing a bio is both an art and a science. These suggestions will help you find the right balance of interesting, intriguing, promotional, and truthful…   

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These 7 Steps Turn Twitter into a Powerful Job Search Tool

Twitter Job Search

When I talk with job seekers about Twitter, I often get a curious look. I try walking them through my process for building their personal network or connecting with potential new employer, but that doesn’t seem to work. Twitter is often one of those things people don’t get until they dig in… and try it for themselves.

Here’s the seven steps I share with them, so when they do try Twitter they see the value to their personal brand and network… and understand how Twitter can be a powerful job search tool…   

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How About.me Makes a Major Difference in Your Job Search

About.me Logo

Perhaps you’ve heard a bit about About.me, a platform that enables you to create a personalized web presence using a simple, visually appealing interface.

About.me is quickly gaining popularity as an effective social networking tool for job seekers, and if you haven’t yet set up a profile, here are a few key reasons why you might want to do that…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 9: Schedule a Twitter Chat

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Twitter chats – usually one-hour chats that follow a specific hashtag (such as ‘#blogchat’ for blogging and digital media professionals) – is a great way to meet mentors, influencers, colleagues and friends. These chats are also a great place to self-learn elements important to your industry or career goals – and to demonstrate your knowledge and passion for that topic.

Your challenge for today: schedule at least one Twitter chat for next week… and participate fully!   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 7: Social Media Sanity Check

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Today, Day 7 of the #60Day Challenge, we help you determine if you’re doing social right, and perhaps where you might need to improve, with a Social Media Sanity Check…

So how do you know if all that work you’re doing online – work you will certainly continue doing during the #60Day Challenge – is paying off? To learn the answer, we’ve developed what we call a “Social Media Sanity Check”. To get started, thoroughly answer these ten questions.   

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