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Is Your LinkedIn Profile More Like a Resume… or a Business Plan?

Linkedin Resume or Business Plan

Does your LinkedIn profile feel more like a resume (focused on the past) or a business plan (focused on the future)?

If you answered “resume” consider this question: If you had only a few minutes with a person with whom you may want to build a future business relationship, would you spend more time on your past… or where you are trying to go in the near future?   

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How Job Seekers and Careerists Maximize Each Social Network


Despite all the “find a job on social media” hype, networking isn’t a one-and-done task.

Those who are serious about managing their careers understand how crucial it is to have a pool of people to interact and share ideas with. And, successful careerists and job seekers know how to best leverage each network in the best possible way. Let’s take a look at each major social platform, and how they may help your career…   

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Forget LinkedIn: Facebook Is the Best Social Network for Job Seekers

Facebook First Place

I am not a fan of the typical sharing that takes place on Facebook. For career purposes, however, I contend that Facebook is arguably the social place to be.

Yes, LinkedIn seemingly has cornered the professional network niche and Facebook is generally viewed as a personal social network. Upon closer inspection, however, the distinction between personal versus professional information no longer has significance in the world of social media…   

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Want to Get Ahead? Become a Brand Ambassador for Your Employer

Brand Ambassador

Young careerists are always looking for ways to stand out; to get ahead and be noticed. Increasingly, that includes using social media as a communication tool.

Many have found that their love of all things social – and their ability to build relationships – is setting them apart from their less-social colleagues, who stick to age-old business practices like emailing, cold-calling, and broadcasting messages…   

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How the Tech Savvy Search for Work in 2014 [Infographic]

The Mobile Job Seeker

The job seeking world, like most everything in the Social Age, has gone mobile. Led by Millennials, today’s job seekers expect to find and apply for jobs, network and communicate with employers all from their iPhones or Androids.

How and when are you looking for work? And, perhaps more important, are you keeping up with your increasingly mobile job seeking competition? For the answers to those questions and more, check out Jobvite’s infographic, “The Mobile Job Seeker: How the Tech Savvy Seek Work in 2014″…

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Which Social Media Trends Will Help Your Job Search Most?


Social media changes rapidly; there are constantly new ways of leveraging it in your job search. Social media trends in 2014 include a focus on visual content, new tools for LinkedIn users, and a need for all employees to possess social media skills.

To maintain your relevance in the workforce, apply these three current social media trends to your job search…   

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