Professional Social Networking

Career Alley

As technology continues to advance, social media platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, continue to rule the web. When we find ourselves in times like these, when unemployment is high, people are prolonging retirement, and students continue to graduate into an unstable economy, it’s important that we realize the benefit of using these social networking websites. Good luck in your search. Social Disaster – is your Job Search Safe?

Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

Career Alley

These days if you do not have a computer or e-mail address, good luck hearing back from anyone for a job. According to a study by Reppler , 69 percent of employers have hired or rejected a potential candidate because of their social network profiles. One of these resources is the Internet and access to candidates’ social networking profiles. Twitter and Facebook are different concerns when seeking a job. Networking through Friends.

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Social Networking and Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Social networking is one of the fastest growing forms of communication and advertisement. In order to have the best odds at getting a job you need to take advantage of social networking as well as creating an impressive resume and acing the interview. The best way to use social networking for a job is to have a LinkedIn profile. Do not say vulgar or offensive things that could jeopardize your chance at getting the job.

Careers In Marketing: Utilizing Social Networking To Improve Your Job Prospects

Career Alley

During college, social networking sites are mostly about connecting with friends, and deciding what to do on the weekend. After graduation however, the way you use social networking can change into something that helps you find the job of choice. All it takes is a little imagination and a change of attitude about what social networking sites can do for you. In the real world, you need to make your job connections where you can.

Impropaganda in Your Job Search

Career Alley

I’m thinking that impropaganda is a clever play on the word (like WOW, I just thought up a new term), but if you do a search on the Internet you will see that many before me came up with the same idea. This could be in the form of Facebook or other social network. But it could also be in any other form that would show up in an Internet search. In addition to running a search on yourself, setup a Google Alert ( [link] ).

These 30 Social Networking Blunders Can Derail Your Job Search

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle “In this difficult job market, online networking is an important piece of the puzzle for workers wishing to build professional relationships, and ultimately, connect with their next great job,” said Liz Harvey, senior director of online products [.] Related posts: Can Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter Get You a Job? 21 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search. Social Networking Sites for Job Search.

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Workology

Social Media Best Practices for Hiring & Screening on Facebook. Companies are asking perspective job seekers for access to their personal and private information online. Companies have been using social networking sites as a form of online background check. I coined the term Social Media Discrimination , and this my friends is another chapter in the many ridiculous ways companies are using social networks as a form of background check to disqualify candidates.

LinkedIn’s Free Executive Job Search Resources

Executive Career Brand

Then move on to the Guide for Job Seekers or Entrepreneurs (or Small Business, Students, Attorneys, Business Development, Consultants, Journalists, Nonprofits or Venture Capital — see the list in the left sidebar when you click on either of the links above). Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Networking LinkedIn Social Media & Social Networking social networking

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Social Recruiting and Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Are you a senior-level executive still hesitating to embrace social networking for your job search and healthy career management? Did you know that more than 90% of employers will use social networks and social media to find talent in 2012? Social recruiting has become a necessary and highly effective way for them to quickly assess a large candidate pool and identify good-fit talent. What results did social networking deliver?

2012 152

The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

So you’re suddenly in an executive job search or planning one – by choice or by circumstance. If you’re just starting out or, if your job search is lumbering on and you’re getting few or no interviews or action, you may not know how to job search well. Or you may be lazy – thinking that if you put out a few feelers and get your updated resume onto plenty of job boards, you can sit back and wait for interviews to roll in.

2012 177

Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer? If they’re employed, they worry that their employer, or someone at work, will see their activity and know they’re looking for a new job. As an undercover job seeker, they may not be able to be as proactive as those who are not employed.

2012 179

The Social Networking Mistake That Could Hurt Your Job Search

Career Realism

Using the Internet has become a great resource to job seekers but it also comes with its own set of pitfalls – especially in regards to social networking. It’s easy to think that you’re just venting to friends and family until you find out later it’s costing you a job. #1 1 Social Networking Mistake. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking just because it’s social media that it’s casual. Complete a Google search on your name.

3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network

Executive Career Brand

Networking has always been the best way to land an executive job. Along with maintaining strong ties to your network throughout your career, when you’re in active job search mode, you’ll need to cast a far-reaching net to encompass new, targeted connections. Step one in planning your job search campaign is researching and targeting 15-20 companies that will be a mutual good fit. Search for each company on your target list.

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

What I typically find is a very meager online footprint, with very little social networking. They’ll almost always have a LinkedIn profile and, unless that person shares a name with others, LinkedIn will be the number one search result on the page, and it will be associated with the person I’m about to speak with. Beyond LinkedIn, they will rarely have any social media presence. I generally only search the first page of results for my initial chat.

2012 170

Job Search Tools of the Trade

Career Alley

Have you ever gone through the process of filling out a job application online only to find out when you hit submit that you had already completed an application for that job? Or better yet, have you ever received a phone call from a company’s HR department regarding the online application you submitted but you can’t remember which job you applied for (because you’ve submitted so many applications)? Looks like a great organizational tool for your job search.

2012 256

5 Things Executive Recruiters Want: Executive Job Search Best Practices

Executive Career Brand

According to a recent survey by ExecuNet , a private membership organization supporting senior-level executive job seekers with job opportunities, resources and job search help, top recruiters identified several clearcut do’s and don’ts: 1. Because so many executive job seekers don’t take the time to include a targeted cover letter, those who do include one are more likely to stand out.

2012 155

New Kindle Book: 101 Top Holiday Job Search Tips from Job-Hunt Experts

Executive Career Brand

Are you in a job search, or about to be, and thinking that the end of the year is the worst time to land a job? More than 3 million jobs were OPEN in each of the months of October, November and December of 2011, and January of 2012. ? More than 8,400,000 jobs were FILLED in November and December of 2011. That’s more than double the jobs filled in January of 2012! Most people think the holidays are not such a good time to land a job.

2012 157

New Job Search Book: 100 Conversations for Career Success

Executive Career Brand

A book on how to land a job that gets down to the nitty-gritty and actually includes scripts to deal with a wide range of networking, interviewing and job search situations and scenarios. From cold calls, emails and informational interviews, to interacting with VIPs on social media, creating a natural-sounding, branded intro spiel to new people, and so much more. I was delighted to contribute to the book a few short, impactful pitches when networking in-person.

2012 147

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to find employers who are hiring. For many, social media websites are the new classified ads. Besides LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become useful job search tools. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn. Good luck in your search.

Is Facebook Good For Job Searches?

Professional Resume Services

Can I use it for searching for a job?” ” The short answer is, of course you can use Facebook for job searches. LinkedIn seems to be a natural social outlet for job networking because it is a professional environment through and through. If you are a professional with a specific expertise, you might find it more effective to use Facebook as a job search tool if you build a page for yourself and post your resume.

Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

While LinkedIn has become extremely popular with businesses and companies, it still seems to be lagging a bit when it comes to those seeking jobs. That’s a shame because it’s one of the easiest and most effective job search tools available today. The main reason that LinkedIn isn’t being used as much as it should be by job seekers is because it’s considered a form of social media and that term alone makes people think of it as a leisure activity.

The Effects of Social Media on Your Job Search

Career Alley

When is the last time you sat down with a newspaper to start looking for a job, dropped your resume off in person at a business, or even filled out a hard copy of a job application? These days we operate almost exclusively online, even when we’re searching possible new careers. We also tend to plaster our entire lives online without a second thought, something that’s a product of assuming that social media websites are more private then they are in actuality.

5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

“ The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. If finding a new job was one of your resolutions, now is the time to get organized and set your plan in motion. How you approach your job search is driven by many factors: Whether or not you are currently working (or have you lost your job). Industry and job function.

2012 239

Job Search – Soft Landing or Hard?

Career Alley

Job search is very much the same. The circumstances of your search will drive much of what you feel. The job search process is somewhat different for each scenario. Yes, the vast majority of “what you do” and “how you do your search” will be similar, but the drivers will be very different. Job-Offer Evaluation Checklist. Next Steps in Your Job Search: Resume – If you don’t already have an updated resume, now is the time.

2012 207

Get to know the new rules in job search

Career Alley

With internet job search in full swing, things have changed to a great extent. You can find jobs online, build a good rapport and network with employers, give interviews on the web and find potential people who can recruit you. The rules to finding jobs via the internet keep changing, things which worked previously now are considered to be obsolete and there are no fixed rules for the new world of the online job hunt. Good luck in your search.

2012 215

Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 1 of 5

Career Alley

Well job search is no different. No, not searching while walking (although I’m sure it’s been done), but being able to job hunt and manage your career from (almost) anywhere. Job search (finding jobs that match your criteria). Social networks (like LinkedIn). Today’s post will cover 5 job search apps (obviously the tip of the iceberg). Good luck in your search.

2012 256

6 Tips To Help Organize Your Time While Job Searching

RedStarResume

Job searching can be overwhelming, long and tiresome. Below are some tips for activities you can focus on to organize your time, but remember there are many ways you can do this according to your objectives, schedule, career field, and any interviews, new job postings or contacts that emerge. You should make time to fill out an application, customize your resume and cover letter to the position and include any other specifications to apply for the job within the same week.

2012 125

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

How would you like to get free advice from job search experts. On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Job Search Focus. Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering. Finding Jobs: Networking.

5 Major Social Networking Job Search Mistakes to Avoid in 2012

Career Realism

Take some time during the holiday season to revamp your job search strategy and make sure you aren’t committing any of these stalling mistakes. Job Search advice career expert job networking searchTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2012 84

New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

Resume Bear

New college graduates are embracing social media as a job search tool, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Grads Use Social Media for Networking and Researching Employers. Approximately 41 percent of 2012 college graduates in the market for a job are using social media to help them land one, according to NACE’s 2012 Student Survey.

Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 5 of 5

Career Alley

We’ve all heard the social networking disasters like people who post questionable pictures or boast of their drug and/or drinking exploits on social network sites thinking only their friends will see them. In 2006, ExecuNet ( Growing Number Of Job Searches Disrupted By Digital Dirt ) reported that 77% of recruiters surveyed use search tools to learn more about candidates. Mention social networks and most people immediately think of Facebook.

2012 207

Top Social Networking Sites for Job Seekers

Career Realism

If you’re looking to make the most of the Internet in your job search, make sure to check out the following websites and applications. Job Search advice career expert job search social mediaTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

Building, Maintaining and Using Your Network for Job Searches

Career Alley

The way to find a job is changing and it is becoming more and more important to have a solid network to help you land a job. With networking is becoming even more important, you will need to make building and maintaining your network a priority. You can expand your network through your friends and your parents, but you also need to make sure that you are worth the recommendations that you are asking for. Building Your Network.

2012 197

Tips to Avoid Job Searching Burnout

RedStarResume

Let’s face it; the job searching process can be long, frustrating and discouraging. In the tough job market we have today, the time it takes to research, apply for jobs, interview and eventually land one takes even longer than it has in the past. In a perfect world, we’d be able to devote 12 hours a day into the job search until we landed that perfect position; but let’s be real, that’s not possible and it’s not healthy either.

US Social Media by the Numbers – May 2012

Workology

How Can, Do, & Should HR and Recruiters Use Social Media? I find myself finishing up my social media presentation for the Annual SHRM2012 Conference where I’m going to be speaking twice. The first, Carrie Corbin ( @thealphafemme ) and myself will be presenting our Social Media 101 Workshop on Sunday, June 24th from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM as part of the pre-conference festivities in Atlanta. How US Time is Spent on Social Media.

2012 107

Search Engine Optimization Can Boost Your Job Search

Career Alley

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a powerful and important tool that blogs and e-businesses utilize to drive traffic to their websites for purposes of enhancing exposure and expanding monetization opportunities. To keep things fairly simple, SEO requires keyword research, one of the most valuable, high-yield activities in the search marketing field. This tool suggests keywords and provides estimated local and global search volumes. This is far more search engine friendly.

Job Searching While Employed:The Do’s And Don’ts

Resume Bear

Though the job search if often treated like a 9-to-5 position, it becomes more difficult to manage when you already have a full-time job. More often than not, job seekers face discrimination for being unemployed, which may lead to finding job openings while gainfully employed. Whatever your reasons may be for leaving, job searching in this situation requires walking on a fine line between being proactive yet watchful of your boundaries.

2012 209

You Can’t Always Get What You Want in Job Search

Career Alley

If you are a member of that very rare group that is already working in their “dream job”, then there is no need to read on (although you would probably not be reading CareerAlley in the first place). In your deepest darkest secrets, if you could have anything you wanted, what would be your “dream job”? This is the job that you may (or probably have not) expressed to others (but certainly have thought about). What is Your Dream Job?

2012 215

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

That is, include the most important relevant keywords recruiters and your target employers will be searching for, when they’re sourcing top talent. Any relevant keywords you place there will be more readily found by search engines than the content below it. Once you have a 100% complete LI profile , according to LinkedIn’s criteria — AND those all-important relevant keywords in your headline — your profile will likely land higher in search results for those keywords.

2012 198

A Note to Recruiters & Hiring Managers: What Ever Happened to Professional Courtesy in Job Search?

Career Alley

While the vast majority of the posts on CareerAlley are aimed at job searchers, today’s post is primarily slanted to the hiring process (HR Recruiters, Hiring Managers and Executive Recruiters) although the topic will be of interest to all. Maybe the job was put on hold, the job requirements changed or perhaps the company decided to promote someone internally. Good luck in your search. Professional Social Networking. “ I believe in integrity.

2012 197

Proven Job Search Blog Grows Into Innovative Online Software Tool

Tim's Strategy

Time To Get Serious About Job Search. Mission Viejo, CA – After personally helping thousands of job seekers with their process, Tim Tyrell-Smith has something significant to share with the job search community. Tyrell-Smith announced today that a new online job search strategy tool has just entered private beta. This strategy tool solves a major problem for job seekers at a critical time in their lives. “. It’s A New Year. .

2012 85

Top 10 Personal Branding and Executive Job Search Blog Posts of the Year

Executive Career Brand

Last year, posts about using LinkedIn for executive job search were the most popular, showing up 4 times in my list of 10 best below. Based on the number of social media shares (Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook) and comments, these 10 posts were the winners in 2012: How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile. The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search. Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search.

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How to Engage in Social Networks for Your Job Hunt

The Undercover Recruiter

Social Job Seeker 2012 , Jobvite’s newest survey, asked job seekers how they used social networks for career advancement and job search. If you are actively or passively seeking a new opportunity, these points will help you understand how to be more pro-active in your search. Most companies hire people primarily through referrals, therefore, job search activities need to match. They call them job seekers.