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Do It Right or Don’t Waste Your Time on LinkedIn

If you’re not going to do it right, there is no point wasting your time (and everyone else’s) on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is “the” site for professional networking. Everyone, in my opinion, should have a (complete) LinkedIn profile, should connect with everyone they know, should join LinkedIn Groups, and should use LinkedIn for job searching when … Continue reading

Students / Job Search / How to get your social media presence ready

It’s that time of the year when many students are starting to think about a summer job. Most are preparing their resume, learn how to fill out an application, making connections and get your references in order. But one thing that many students forget to do is to make their social media profiles “job search … Continue reading

Job Search / NEW Facebook Graph Search

On Tuesday, Facebook Inc. unveiled its new Graph Search tool (pictured below), which will enable users to search friends, and friends of friends, for all kinds of information. Instead of simply directing users to the timelines, Facebook’s Graph Search tool will allow users to search “photos,” “likes” and comments — with just simple short phrases, … Continue reading

Sweden / 40 percent of recruiters are checking social networking pages

40 percent of recruiters are checking potential employee’s social networking pages during the hiring process, a figure which has shot up from last year, according to a recent report. “It’s advisable that people think twice about the self-image they allow on the net,” said Johan Treschow of the chamber of commerce, to Dagens Nyheter (DN) … Continue reading

Social Media and Jobs

There’s not a lot of definitive data on the effectiveness of social networks, but what’s there suggests that social media hasn’t been quite the silver bullet solution that many were expecting. One survey found that 71% of respondents had not made a single hire from Twitter and 64% had not made any hires from Facebook. … Continue reading

Online ‘mood’ predicts unemployment spikes

SAS, UN discover that social media chatter can provide advanced warning of unemployment increases – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg “At a time when our need for policy agility has never been greater, our traditional 20th century tools for tracking international development cannot keep up. Too often, by the time we have … Continue reading

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter – How Recruiters Use Social Media

By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for … Continue reading

Visual Portfolios Online

Name: Pathbrite Quick Pitch: Pathbrite offers students and young job seekers a way to present their accomplishments holistically online. Genius Idea: The digital platform lets users construct visual portfolios by pulling in representative pieces — pictures, links and published work — of themselves into one place. From online media to search, the web is becoming … Continue reading

Pinterest | 5 Ways to Use in Job Search

Most people use it to pin pictures of pretty clothes, interesting home decor, and drool-inducing food, but we’ve got another idea — use Pinterest for your job search. Here are five ideas of how to do just that: 1. Find Companies You Want to Work For 2. Put Your Resume on Pinterest as a Portfolio … Continue reading

Land a Job with 8 Social Media Strategies

Social Media Strategies from Linfield College Sign up for a Twitter account. Companies often tweet job openings, and find a sizeable pool of applicants within several hours. They also tweet valuable inside information that can help job seekers tailor cover letters and resumes. In addition, some career development offices at colleges tweet local job postings. … Continue reading

Smart Social Media Helps Jobs Find You | More Than 15% of Workers Get Hired Through Social Networks

Smart Social Media Helps Jobs Find You – George Anders – Harvard Business Review How does a customer-service expert in Seattle catch the attention of a hot San Francisco startup in San Francisco, 700 miles away? The answer these days is likely to involve networking and brand-building on social media’s “fun” sites — even the … Continue reading

Following Up After an Interview with Social Media? | CAREEREALISM

Everyone has their own personal social media policy. One friend of mine told me that he was a “Facebook prude and a LinkedIn whore.” In contrast, I’ve met people who won’t even consider accepting a LinkedIn invitation until they had at least a 15 minute conversation. Many LinkedIn trainers tell people how to run their … Continue reading

Singapore | MP calls for centralised agency to match companies with job-seekers – Channel NewsAsia

MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Gan Thiam Poh has called for a centralised agency to match short-handed companies with local workers. This was just one suggestion Mr Gan made to help Singaporeans, especially those in the lowest wage groups, find jobs. He also called for a union to look into the welfare of low-wage workers … Continue reading

Be on lookout for the unadvertised job opportunities –

Job hunters hold up signs in bleachers and post notices on their T-shirts. Why not a bar? But I do know of hundreds of job hunters who sit down at their desks and computers every day and call up, email or send LinkedIn messages to people and say, “Hey I’m looking for a job. Do … Continue reading

The Top 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Will Make on Facebook Timeline

More than 18.4 million Americans have used Facebook to find a job. Facebook Timeline poses new obstacles for current adults looking for work. How can the Timeline mess up an existing job search? Here are three things job seekers should avoid doing on Facebook Timeline. It should be abundantly clear that Facebook Timeline is different, … Continue reading

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