Your Social Media Resume

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You’ve likely heard of social media. If you’re really social media savvy, then you might have bought into the Pinterest craze as well. But do you know which social media website you should be on if you want to land a professional job that leads to a rewarding career? LinkedIn is the social media website for professionals. Your LinkedIn profile is your social media resume.

Are Your Social Media Habits About to Cost You Your Job?

Career Alley

51% of employers who research candidates social media profiles reject the candidates based on what they've found. This is up from 43% in 2013 and 42% in 2012. Social MediaThe trend is on the rise.

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Social Media and Medical Confidentiality

Ms. Career Girl

The post Social Media and Medical Confidentiality appeared first on Ms. Even the most confidentiality focused medical professional could be in danger of breaching patient privacy by utilizing private messaging features of social media platforms to interact with their patients. Social media is not foolproof. In 2012, Facebook had a glitch that posted private messages sent on both parties Timeline.

Top 25 Social Media Pet Peeves

Resume Bear

Social Media Best Practices! What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. Not that we have to please everyone, but if there are a lot of folks who are irritated by a specific behavior (ahem…auto-direct messages on Twitter), we might think twice about engaging in that behavior via our personal or business social media channels.

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.

How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Career Alley

For many people social media sites are exactly that; a place to socialize, and keep in touch with friends and relatives. Increasingly however, social media platforms are being turned to other purposes. Twitter has been used to foment revolution and social media marketing continues to be a buzz phrase for businesses of all sizes and shapes. Social media sites have also started to play an increasingly important role in the job market.

Finding Your Voice in Social Media

Resume Bear

Social media is primarily text-based. While there are sites that focus only on rich-media sharing (Instagram and YouTube, for example), they still allow comments, favorites and shares. When you want your social media profiles to stand out, it’s important to find your voice and then to maintain this consistent voice every time you post. Sometimes in life, we only get one chance and the same can be said about social media.

Can I Use Social Media To Enhance My Career?

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Social media is a massive part of many of our lives now that using it seems almost second nature. Whether we are liking Facebook statuses, tweeting our friends or sending photos via Tumblr, we are all used to making the most of social networking. What many people don’t realize is the benefit that they can have if they use social media for job search. In fact, there are even social networking websites that are aimed towards professionals.

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners!

Resume Bear

Our third-annual social media blog contest generated nearly 600 nominations (almost twice as many as last year’s contest). Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things). 1: Social Mouths. ViralBlog provides a daily stream of social media trends and inspiration through case studies and other interesting articles.

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Crisis Management Strategy for Employee Social Media

Workology

Social Media and Your Crisis Management Strategy. I’ve long said that social media changes everything especially in the context of work and the employment world. Companies and HR teams must be prepared with an employee crisis management strategy when it comes to social networks. No social media policy can protect you from this fact. A social media polic y can’t protect you.

Employers Blocking Employees from Social Media Access

Resume Bear

I have also found plenty of younger (and not necessarily “less experienced”) folks who still tell me that they “just don’t get it” or that “social media is just about people posting high school photos or talking about what they had for breakfast”. Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

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.

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How to Practice Social Media Etiquette

Resume Bear

Are there really rules for etiquette on social media? Social media like any other form of communication has its own nuances about how you should behave properly online. Sharing: Social media can be extremely beneficial for businesses and individuals. How to build your brands reputation online: Social media increases the scope and reach of your marketing activities significantly. The worst thing you can do is get stuck in a ‘social bubble.’

The Effects of Social Media on Your Job Search

Career Alley

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. In fact, most potential employers can find out just about everything they need to know about you just by searching for you on the Internet and pulling up your social media profiles. Because of this, social media has the power to make or break a potential job position for you.

C-suite Executives and Social Media: Are You Resistant or Engaged?

Executive Career Brand

A survey by Brandfog, a global social media and digital reputation consulting firm, indicates that social media engagement by companies’ c-suite executives is more critical than ever: “Conversations taking place on Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Medium, YouTube, Instagram and other social channels do not stop because management is not looking. Alternatively, C-suite executives who embrace social media gain a competitive edge.

New Jobs in the Social Media Industry

Resume Bear

Guest post by Barry Magennis - If you have a creative flare and are considering a career change then you could give the Social Media industry a thought. With the development of the social media age many new websites are emerging with thousands of new job vacancies, however there is no need here for the traditional media roles such as journalist. Another growing trend in jobs creation in the social media industry is that of online reputation management.

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.

3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network

Executive Career Brand

In the new world of executive job search, social networking has become an essential strategy, with LinkedIn topping the list of must-do social media for personal marketing. Hiring decision makers and recruiters at your target companies are using social media to find good-fit candidates like you. Here are 3 tips to use social media to expand your connections and boost your networking efforts: LinkedIn Company Search.

Celebrating My Month Hiatus Away From Social Media

Ms. Career Girl

Today marks my one month hiatus away from social media. For someone who was ingrained in social media personally and professionally since college, it was kind of a big deal for me to spend this much time intentionally away. Still, I felt it was necessary because I think social media became more of a part of my personal life than I honestly wanted it to be. How do you view social media in your personal life?

Industries That Benefit the Most from Social Media

Resume Bear

More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal. Customers expect to be able to connect with brands they care about, and those who do this well can enjoy the benefits of what social media can do. But there are some industries that seem to take advantage of social media better than others. Whatever the reason, these industries are finding that social media is an incredibly beneficial tool.

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

Then, the interviewer begins by asking for the username and password of all your social media accounts. Recent employment practices show your interview starts long before you arrive; it starts online with your social media accounts. Welcome to the age of the “social media interview.”. Companies increasingly rely on social media to support their business. From advertising to customer interaction, social media is the future.

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

This is a two part series on corporate social media risk. Check out Part 1: As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. HR’s Role in Workplace and Social Media Adoption. Organizations particularly in the human resources industry are finally taking notice with SHRM, the Society of Human Resource Management releasing findings from their Social Media in the Workplace Survey with Part 3 released in October of 2011.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media to find a Job

Career Alley

Social media has changed the way we do many things. Using social media can easily give you an advantage in your job search. For your “friend” accounts make sure you take full advantage of the privacy settings or social media may actually cost you a job. Use web analytics tools to gauge how much traffic your accounts are generating to determine if social media is the route for you to take.

Finding Your Voice on Social Media

WorkArrow

It’s no secret that social media is ubiquitous. Entertainment value aside, social media savvy can have a major impact [.]. Career Communication Facebook LinkedIn Networking social media Twitter VoiceJust over the week of the Fourth of July — from the blow up of San Diego’s fireworks show to the TomKat breakup — chances are good you got the latest news from Twitter or Facebook.

Questions For Your Social Media Expert, Wizard or Guru

Resume Bear

Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. 1) How long have you been engaged in social networking and/or social media channels? Believe it or not, online social networking didn’t start with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Plenty of social media professionals have experience that goes back to online bulletin boards, forums on CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL, and online forums.

Is Social Media Like Alcohol? Does it Reduce Inhibitions?

Workology

Social Media Lessons in Deportment. So here’s the deal…, there really are no lessons in deportment for social media. Real Life Spills over in Social. Chances are if you are rude IRL (in real life), than you are most likely rude online, in social media. If you make stupid decisions IRL, you will probably make stupid decisions in social media. Is Social Media Like Alcohol?

The Top Two Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

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Today, a social media mistake can be blasted around the world in a nanosecond. It’s not normally a problem for your social media friends to know where you work, but avoid discussing your company online. Career & Workplace Social Marketing/Online Branding career killers erin kennedy executive resume writers Executive Resumes Interviewing interviews Job Search professional resume services social media mistakes

Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Resume Bear

For social media marketers, it’s important to tune into the leaders in your field. According to Klout, below are the top 10 “influencers” in social media, and their calculated followers. These Top 10 social media influencers were calculated over the last 90 days, with Mashable holding the top spot. Mashable – 2,691,685 followers: The largest independent news source covering web culture, social media and tech.

5 ways to make it in a social media world

Resume Bear

Years from now, we’ll all look back at how much time everyone wasted trying to get ahead with social media and think, that was a real “fools rush in” moment. Yes, I know, social media is easy, fun, and the instant gratification fix is enormous. So, assuming you’re not in venture capital or investment banking, here are five ways to monetize your ambition and make it in a social media world. (MoneyWatch).

Smartphone Apps that Save Time: Social Media Management

Ms. Career Girl

Social media can be a huge time suck. Buffer is a social media management tool that lets you share social media updates across Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn and it “buffers” those posts so that they are scheduled to post on a consistent basis. You can install both apps on your Smartphone to help you manage your social media on the go and save some time while you’re at it!

Why corporate America needs to embrace social media

Resume Bear

Margo caught my attention over a year ago when I saw her omnipresence on numerous social media platforms. She is one of the most respected and well-connected individuals in the social media and human resource space today. She is a community leader, HR pro, social media advocate and entrepreneur. Cyndy: With the advent of social media , information seems to travel at the speed of light. Nothing is private on any social network.

Using Social Media in Your Search for a Job: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

The evolution of the Internet and social media websites means that job hunters and employers are fast realizing its potential in finding and filling jobs. Social media has broken down communication barriers, to a point where it is acceptable to contact a person directly in a respectful and professional manner to convey your interests in a company and seek employment advice. Social Media Proactivity.

Job Seekers: Using Social Media for Job Hunting

Workology

Many employers have figured out how to use social media to improve their corporate and employment brand. This 950-Million Member social platform is a great place to really dig into a company’s culture. Perhaps after reviewing social channels, the job seeker realizes that he is not a fit – this is good for all. This massive network serves as a professional social channel where the job seeker can learn about current employees. Twitter Using SOcial Media video

Can Social Media hinder you from getting that new job?

Resume Bear

Ten years ago, the mere thought of using social media to hire or fire someone was completely unheard of. How can social media play such an important role in employment today? It’s a proven fact, that more than half of employers today will use some form of social media to network and screen potential employees before offering them a position with their company.

Cyber Monday Social Media Specials

Workology

Upon purchase, you can take advantage my newest social media training tool for the business professional. Learn how to use Twitter with a series of 25 videos, each 5 minutes in length on how to use and manage the popular social media networking tool. Get a head start on building your business using social media in 2012 and learn at your own pace. I don’t write often about the products and services I offer at my company, Xceptional HR.

The Second Content Revolution, How Social Media Is Changing Again

Resume Bear

Social media has itself created a revolution worldwide, where brands and consumers can connect directly around content and conversation. We have seen social media solidifying its place within larger brands and now small and medium businesses are also adopting it at a fast pace. We have also seen how content sharing has become the center point of social activity, sparking the conversations and leading to deeper relationships.

5 Tips to Curate Social Media Content That Gets Shared

Resume Bear

Over the past few years when I have discussed social media on radio shows or on panels at conferences, the topic of content curating has come up. Many people have no idea what it means and others are fascinated by the idea of designing their social media marketing strategy. We live in a time where we are all involved in media. If you have a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… profile, you are regularly engaging social media. Sharing makes it social.

Social Media and the Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Now comes along social media and the possible damage it can do to your job search. Almost everyone is on social media sites now, which is great. There was a time when job seekers only had to be concerned about background and reference checks. That seemed intrusive enough. People can connect now like they never

Understanding the Psychology of Influence and Social Media

Workology

Psychology of Influence and Not Just Social Media . To begin to understand the applications of social influence, you first have to break down what makes influence in the first place. What makes influence, and therefore the one that yields it, such a desirable object is as simple (& yet complex) as this: Persuasion – which is the power of social influence. Commitment & Consistency -In social influence, I see this has two applications.

Tweeting the NHL Lockout: HR Social Media Lessons

Workology

16, 2012, following failing negotiations between the players and the owners. Two words you could easily fit in 140 characters: social media. Hockey players, organizations, and fans have taken to the social airwaves to vent their grievances and tell their side of the story. While Facebook, YouTube, and official web pages are all in on the action, one of the loudest sources of social media chatter is happening on Twitter.

History of Terminations & Firings Because of Employee Social Media

Workology

It is a digital and social media world we are living in with the use of social media, blogging, video tablets and smartphones only growing in popularity. This new level of personal and professional transparency combined with the availability of mobile technology heightens the likelihood that your workplace will be impacted with social media in some way. Fired Because of Social Media.

Who owns the content produced by a Social Media account used for Business Marketing and Branding?

Resume Bear

Social media continues to be a steady and increasing part of everyday life and now business as well. As social media use grows, the content generated by social media is reaching enormous amounts. It should not, as recent lawsuits are grappling with these very issues; namely whether the employer or employees owns the content produced by a social media account used for business marketing and branding. By Pedram Tabibi.

Guilty as charged: how to maintain career and personal credibility despite social media

Career Trend

Articles about the attention-depleting aspect of social media abound. Career Advice Career Reputation Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Social Media career advice career management career reputations career strategy reliability unique value propositionI wrote about the potential free-fall you may experience in your value proposition if you try to be everywhere but nowhere, here.