Professional Social Networking

Career Alley

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. Knowing how to use social networking in a professional manner will be an advantage for those who want to retain a professional image to their colleagues, family and friends – with the internet; you never know who’s looking at your profile.

The Biggest Networking Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

Networking is an absolute must for a successful career. Unfortunately, many people consider networking events as nothing more than social time akin to a cocktail party. The truth is that networking events are more like a pre-interview on a mass scale. One of the most basic mistakes is that people tend to dress down for these networking events. Be certain that you observe proper etiquette when at a networking event.

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Job Action Day 2012 – Personal Career Branding

Executive Career Brand

Today is Job Action Day 2012 – the fifth-annual job search initiative spearheaded by Quintessential Careers. Career branding strategies discussed will include all aspects of career development and job-hunting, from branding your resume, LinkedIn profile, personal Websites, and social media activities, to networking, interviewing, and salary negotiation.

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Top 10 Sessions at the 2012 #HRTechConf in Chicago


Don’t forget to swing by and check out the 2012 HR Technology Unofficial Party Guide. Human Resources Technology Conference Recommended Sessions in 2012. we’ve sorted through and chosen some of the top ten sessions to attend at the 2012 Annual HR Technology Conference in Chicago. Now look forward to collaborative networks such as Yammer and Chatter and even custom platforms to drive creativity and teamwork while exploring employee recognition integration.

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Networking For A Job: 4 Types of People That Can Help

Career Alley

Looking at those numbers, it’s apparent a good portion of job seekers found employment from their networking connections. While many will flock to job sites, job boards, and social media, networking expands your career opportunities beyond your own means. It acts like a ripple effect with you in the center and your connections traveling outward to reach their own networks for you. All you have to do is be the spark that ignites your network to help you.

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Employer Social Media Could Save US Companies $370 Billion in 2012


The social intranet or employee social network is defined as an internal platform where all employees can author content and connect easily. These corporate social networking platforms offer a variety of engagement and productivity benefits from employee brainstorming, increased collaboration, knowledge transfer from older more tenured workers to new employees, as well as comfort for the virtual worker. Corporate Social Networking & the US Economy.

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Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. These are not professional networking sites and are more for personal use. Networking through Friends. Look through your list of social networking contacts and see if anyone works at a company that interests you.

ResumeBear Tips For “2012? New Grads on Linkedin

Resume Bear

Our New Networking series has taken a look at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook, Twitter, and now, LinkedIn. We’ve saved the best for last: this site was created with professional networking in mind, and it’s our top pick as the most effective resource when it comes to making meaningful professional connections.

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Building Your Network


In order to give yourself the greatest opportunity, you are going to need to start networking. With the growth of the internet, and in particular online social networking websites, you are able to sit in the comfort of your house and reach out to people who previously you would have no chance of contacting. Online networking websites such as LinkedIn offer fantastic ways to potentially connect with hiring managers, decision makers and even with Fortune 500 executives!

How Networking Can Get You Your Dream Job

Career Alley

“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” - Robert Kiyosaki. Networking in today’s business world is vital if you want to get ahead in your chosen career. Good networking skills can help you get your dream job or move up the career ladder faster than you expected. Get started by joining a networking group. Successful networking does not happen overnight.

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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. Ignoring the power of social networking sites is a mistake that most job seekers can’t afford to make.

SXSW Interactive 2012: A Beginner’s Guide


You’ve made the decision to go to the SXSW Interactive Media Conference March 8-13 th , 2012 in Austin, Texas. Use them for sharing information like dinner plans and other group activities within an exclusive network of friends and connections. You just have to know where to look like Cool Austin’s Tumbler Blog , or this Unofficial SXSW Schedule or a crowd sourced Google Doc from 2012 SXSW RSVP.

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The 50 Best Places To Work In 2012

Resume Bear

It’s that time of year again: Glassdoor has released its list of 50 best places to work in 2012! MTV Networks: 3.6. The list, “Best Places to Work — Employees’ Choice” is the fourth annual employee’s choice awards for best companies to work for. Below, see the companies and corresponding ratings. Bain & Company: 4.7. McKinsey & Company: 4.3. Facebook: 4.3. MITRE: 4.1. Google: 4.0 (for for more on Google’s workplace and how to get hired, see here and here !).

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Ten Job Search Strategies for 2012

Career Solvers

There are many simple, painless changes you can make in 2012 to increase your chances of finding your next job. I speak to job seekers every day and ask them if they use Facebook as part of their networking and job search strategy. This will keep you top of mind with your network and increase the likelihood that people will in turn help you when you are seeking advice and information. Here’s to your career in 2012 and beyond! The holidays are behind us.

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First Steps Of Networking


If you have recently started your job search or looked at career resources, you’re probably hearing this word a lot—Networking. In reality, each of us already has networks that can help us in our career path and job search. The first step to networking is to think about the people closest to you—your family and friends. Think outside the box when networking. Remember that landing a job is not the real goal of networking.

US Social Media by the Numbers – May 2012


Social Media shrm 12 shrm conference social networking usage US spends time on social networksHow 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.

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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. Maintaining Your Network.

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The Fine Art of Networking

Professional Resume Services

One of the most powerful tools you can use in your job search is networking with other people. It is not just networking with other professionals within your industry-networking can also take place with friends, family and acquaintances who will put you in touch with people who can help you with your career. However, networking must be done with an element of finesse. You also have to be careful about distributing your resume to those with whom you network.

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. Reserve your LinkedIn profile for business connections only-save your personal activities for other networking sites, like Facebook or Twitter.

Jobvite 2012 Social Recruiting Survey

Career Solvers

More specifically: 92 percent use or plan to begin using social networks and social media for recruiting. 73 percent of recruiters have successfully hired a candidate who was identified or introduced through a social media network. networking on-line identity personal branding Facebook Jobvite LinkedIn online job search social media social recruiting TwitterJobvite recently polled over a thousand HR and recruitment professionals on their social media recruiting activity.

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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. Working from your list of target companies, identify key hiring decision makers and start networking your way to them. ?

Networking Like a Pro

Career Copilot

Networking Like a Pro. First impressions are lasting impressions and you only get one chance to make a first impression so you better make it count. Here are some practical tips you can use whether making a presentation, making introductions, or conducting daily business. A firm handshake I personally get a bit perturbed whenever I extend my hand to someone in [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

Why Face-To-Face Networking is Still Important

Ms. Career Girl

Why, in an age of social media, is face-to-face networking still important? It’s not a good business strategy to forego face-to-face networking, event if you’re doing a good job digitally connecting with people and here’s why. Networking: A True Story. While I was in Stockholm giving a presentation on networking, a Swedish newspaper reporter arranged to do an interview with me. Networking is much the same,” I told him. “It

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

The “life” 2X4 induces much more pain for graduates these days, so here are 25 Job Search Tips for the current or soon to be 2012 Graduates: 1. Utilize social media to network with someone who is a few years older than you and established in the industry you’re pursuing. Join a Young Professionals Group: Fine a local networking group for young professionals. Career Advice Job Search 2012 Graduates College Graduation 2012 Job Search Graduation

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Ten Things Job Seekers Must Do in 2012

Corn on the Job

The post is titled, “ 10 Things You Must Do to Make 2012 The Best Year Ever “ Go now or later, but definitely stop by and read it. More than ever, company recruiters are utilizing social networks to connect with and also learn about job seekers. “Hire Me” campaigns were huge in 2011, and I envision them becoming more common and more creative in 2012. What are your job search goals for 2012?

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Network by Joining LinkedIn Groups

Hiring Technical People

Remember, you want looser connections rather than tighter connections so you can network more effectively. And, the groups on LinkedIn are a treasure trove of networking. Agile Job Search LinkedIn network recruitingI’ve met a few people recently who wanted positions as agile project managers or Scrum Masters. I asked them if they belonged to any Agile LinkedIn groups. No, they didn’t know those groups existed. It’s easy to not know.

#SHRM12 Conference Unofficial Party Guide


The SHRM 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition is right around the corner. As with anything, it’s the people you met and the networking that goes on form being able to relate to people in a conference setting. It’s a little mommy-free time for me at the SHRM 2012. Because of the sheer size of SHRM 2012 Annual Conference (it’s 15,000+ attendees strong), there is a lot going on especially after hours. SHRM Annual Conference 2012 Party Guide.

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Talking Your Way to a Job, Proper Networking

Resume Bear

Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable job search resource. Networking may sound intimidating, but it can be rewarding and fun, even if you’re shy or feel like you don’t know many people. What is networking? That’s why networking is the best way to find a job. Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking because they’re afraid of being seen as pushy, annoying, or self-serving.

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U.S. News & World Report Releases 2012 Rankings of World’s Best Universities

Resume Bear

The 2012 World’s Best rankings, which include colleges and universities in the United States and across the globe, are available online at News , are based on the 2012 QS World University Rankings ®, developed by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading global career and education network. An in-depth methodology was used to determine the 2012 rankings. World’s Best Universities Rankings 2012. *

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Networking Strategies for the Career Changer


Here are some of the smart networking choices she's making that you can make as well: Join. Megan hadn't delved into LinkedIn very much before deciding to change careers, so she's taking time to develop her profile and to add connections to her network as she gets to know them. Megan's networking efforts are leading to serendipitous opportunities, new professional relationships, and are are giving her more clarity about how she can enter a new field.

Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Building Your Professional Network

Career Alley

One common thread we often see with professionals in their forties of fifties who seem to have an easy time finding new opportunities is that they have a wide and deep network of friends, co-workers, colleagues, and even casual acquaintances who they rely on to help them locate and land a new gig. Whether you want to stand out from the crowd during your job search, rise up the ranks at your current company, or just have a good support network to be there for you when you need it.

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If You’re Not Networking, You’re Not Working!


Networking…for some reason the very word strikes fear in the heart of many professionals. But networking doesn’t have to be scary. The part of networking that is [.]. Career Advancement Networking Tips Networking new businessOr hard. Or a waste of time. Because it’s really just a fancy business jargon-y word for “getting to know someone.” And who doesn’t want to do that?

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56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012


The Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2012. Dawn Rasmussen : LinkedIn Networking #FAIL: Here’s What Not To Do. Grace Kutney : Resume Trends of 2012- What to Follow and What to Discard. O’Donnell : 3 Reasons Networking Is A Job Search Priority. Jacob Share : 100+ Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators For 2012. I asked the Top Job Bloggers around the world for their most popular, most visited blog posts of the past year.

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Talent Circles: Talent Networks Done Right


Talent Network vs. Online Social Network. My philosophy on building any type of community and relationships online is simple, “Go where the people are,” which is why I’m an advocate of online social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage a target audience. I realize that these networks and online communities don’t last forever, but what does? A single strategy that focuses on rented networks is not a talent network done right.

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3 Career Mistakes to Avoid in 2012

Career Realism

Well, here’s the thing: Google+ isn’t just another platform, it’s the solution to your social networking challenges. Job Search 2012 career job mistake personal branding search unemploymentOkay, so the economy can’t make up its mind. Unemployment goes down… and then up. The financial market goes up… and then down. Facebook’s stock starts high… and ends low. Anybody starting to feel sick from the rollercoaster ride our economic recovery is on?

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LinkedIn Groups and Networking: Some People Don’t Get It

Executive Career Brand

Groups help you uncover new networking opportunities, reconnect with your neglected network, demonstrate your subject matter expertise, connect with people at your target companies, and potentially land your next job or business opportunity. And they miss the point when it comes to networking. That comes later in networking, if at all. LinkedIn Groups are a good thing, especially for executive job seekers.

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Career Mania 2012

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career expert job mania searchEvery year, millions of Americans make ”finding a new, better job” their New Year’s resolution. And every year, they fail at making it happen. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at

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Re-Brand 2012: What to Do When a “Brand-Aid” is Not Enough

Careers Done Write

Research the market by studying job postings, reviewing industry websites, and networking. Compile a list of achievements for inclusion on your résumé, your online profiles, and in networking conversations. Many clients come to me for career advice when the same old approach is no longer working. Often they will say, “Something is going on in the market. In the past, I was in high demand.” ” Well, perhaps it is the challenging market.

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Using Social Networks to Enhance your Career Prospects

Career Copilot

Today there aren’t many people who don’t have at least one social networking account. From Facebook, to LinkedIn, social networks provide the perfect opportunity for getting in touch with those you value the most, as well as broadening your horizons. When it comes to your career, you should exercise caution when social networking. Career Development business tips facebook for business facebook tips linkedin social networking twitter

Unemployment Picture Continues to Get Better - January 2012

Careers Done Write

If you are out of work and haven't given up - maybe its time to get more aggressive - revisit your "brand," your resume, and your networking activities; get to front of the line for the new jobs. The new unemployment numbers are out and the picture continues to get rosier. The overall numbers are better and some of the leading indicators are also improving. Some Highlights. The rate dropped to 8.3% - the lowest in almost three years.

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Add Informational Interviews To Your Networking To Do List

Professional Resume Services

Networking does not always mean social networking. While social networking is good, it’s better to add a personal touch to it by utilizing informational interviews. An informational interview is where you, as the job seeker, asks for a meeting with someone in charge of a particular company. You are, in essence, interviewing them, not for

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Social Network Drives Workplace Innovation & Productivity


Companies are considering internal social networks and corporate social media as providing the answer the employee productivity and performance puzzle. The MECE principle can also be applied to workplace social networks and online collaboration-. Workplace social networks enable you to collect information from all over the organization, and identify and leverage the “right talent” to get the job done. Workplace Social Networks Share Knowledge Best Practices.

Networking is a Team Sport


I also love networking. Several years ago, I received tickets to see the Flyers at a Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. The rewards of networking are not typically a baseball game. Sometimes, networking results in a new client or even a new job. The real rewards go hand in hand with networking and socialization. You have to have clients, customers, colleagues, partners…, your network.

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