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. Related posts: 5 Tips for Leveraging you Social Network in Your Job Search.

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. Social networking can be an important tool for finding graduate marketing job prospects.

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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. Be warned: employers will not only look at your LinkedIn profile, they will look for you on other social networking sites.

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.

Social Network Drives Workplace Innovation & Productivity


Corporate Social Media as Collaboration Alternative. 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.

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

Top Companies Leverage Internal Social Networks


At the recent Working Mother Women’s Leadership Summit on Social Business, Sandy Carter, VP Social Business Evangelism at IBM, reported that 43% of companies are using social networks both internally and externally. She also cited a recent a McKinsey Global Institute Study (July 2012) revealing that 90% of businesses integrating social networks are experiencing a 25% lift in productivity.

How to Use Social Networks?

Position Ignition

Social Media is about social science, not technology. Social Networks are about relationships with feeling, caring, passionate, thinking people. In Part 1 you’ll notice my belief in and passion for offline networking activities as a powerful conduit to career change, management and development in the 21 st century. Here are some practical steps: Careers Advice Networking Online Reputation & Branding

Employee Social Network Brings Employees Closer Together


Corporate Social Networks Solution for Workplace Engagement. Three years ago we launched an employee social network at our company for both professional AND social groups. The buzz around the water cooler was, “I’m not sure about this social network thing. First of all, employee social networking is about connecting people with other people who have information. Friends Drive Productivity Because of Employee Social Networks.

4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You


26th on how to use social media and personal branding by clicking here. While social media seems to be infiltrating nearly every bit of your lives, what about work? You might be surprised at how savvy recruiters and human resources professionals are when it comes to using social media for recruiting, sourcing, and workplace branding at your organization. A transformation is happening in the way senior leaders and HR professionals view social media. Social Sourcing.

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


I’ve long been a fan of social media for the purposes of research, information sharing, and relationship building. The social intranet or employee social network is defined as an internal platform where all employees can author content and connect easily. Corporate Social Networking & the US Economy. Yes, Aberdeen’s data and research is a little old and yes, corporate social media networks are not the end all be all solutions.

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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 [.] Social Networking Sites for Job Search.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Link Your Social Networks

Career Realism

We now share a lot of information about ourselves to a lot of people across many networks; and while this has been good for fostering and maintaining relationships that might not have otherwise existed, this sharing has also concealed and created threats that make the overly public vulnerable. Keeping different social networks separate (not allowing much crossover between them) is one way to protect yourself from some of these threats. Social Media Fatigue.

US Social Media by the Numbers – May 2012


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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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. 1 Social Networking Mistake. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking just because it’s social media that it’s casual. Make your personal social networking profile settings private. Don’t post things on social media you wouldn’t want brought up in an interview.

Top Social Networking Sites for Job Seekers

Career Realism

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

Should I Refer Job Applicants from My Social Networks?

Career Realism

Is it okay to refer job applicants from the social networks you participate in? Learn how referring people from your social network can be useful. Networking career job media network referral social tipTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at

50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs for Q2 2012

Resume Bear, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace, today announced the Fast 50 for the second quarter of 2012. TOP TRENDS FOR Q2 2012. We reported previously that Android was expected to overtake the Apple iPhone by the end of 2012 for the rate of release of new applications delivered to the platform. Facebook IPO fizzer spills over into fall in Social Media jobs. to 2184 and Social Media jobs stalling at 1.1% Q2 2012.

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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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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. Having a Social Profile Isn’t Enough. The real value of social networking is the ability to connect and engage with people. Many people new to using social networks believe “if they build it, they will come!” What Actions Do Job Seekers Take On Social Networks?

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Networking LinkedIn Social Media & Social Networking c-level executive job search SEO social networkingTo maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly. That is, include the most important relevant keywords recruiters and your target employers will be searching for, when they’re sourcing top talent. Your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page.

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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. Even on accounts you’ve set up strictly for business networking, such as accounts on sites like LinkedIn, make sure you’re being careful with what you say.

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?

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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.

5 Major Social Networking Job Search Mistakes to Avoid in 2012

Career Realism

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

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Top Do’s and Don’ts on How Jobseekers Should Conduct Themselves on Facebook

Career Alley

Opinions differ dramatically when it comes to the way you should conduct yourself on social networking sites such as Facebook. Author, Emilie Legrand, is an account executive at integrated search, PR and social media agency Punch Communications. Related posts: Professional Social Networking. Utilizing all Social Networking Outlets for Your Job Search. Careers Advice Career advice Career Advisor Guest Posts Social Networks

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US Bill Would Make Employer Requests for Facebook Access Illegal


Protecting Employee Facebook & Social Network Privacy. These requests for special access to social networks not only are an invasion of privacy for the potential employee but leave the employer vulnerable as they now have access to protected information as per Title VII. For those that do when it comes to social networks, I call this social media discrimination. SNOPA: Social Networking Online Protection Act.

LinkedIn’s Free Executive Job Search Resources

Executive Career Brand

Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Networking LinkedIn Social Media & Social Networking social networkingAre you new to LinkedIn and having a hard time figuring out what to do with it? The folks at LinkedIn have put together several excellent tools to help you. Go to the Learning Center for an overview, site features and user guides. To build your profile, begin with the New User Starter Guide.

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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. Blog: Social Media usage has seen tremendous increases across all demographics over the last few years. 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.

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Jobvite 2012 Social Recruiting Survey

Career Solvers

Jobvite recently polled over a thousand HR and recruitment professionals on their social media recruiting activity. The results of the survey suggest the trend towards using social media as a recruitment strategy continues to grow. 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.

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How to Manage Your Online Presence as a Jobseeker

Career Alley

Additionally, an increasing number of employers are checking social media sites as a part of their comprehensive background checks on applicants. If employers don’t like what they see on your Facebook and Twitter, you can be sure that they’ll pass you up for another applicant with squeaky clean social media profiles. LinkedIn is designed to help you attract recruiters and network with professionals in your field.

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10 Tips For Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn has become one of the most effective social networking sites for business professionals. Job Search Networking Social Marketing/Online Branding career change linkedin LinkedIn profiles online profiles social networkingSome people have used it to find better jobs within their industry while others do well using it for prospecting.

When Using Social Networking Sites, the Best Offense is a Good Defense

Career Rocketeer

Social Media Job Search SEO1In a recent blog I provided advice on how to make sure your resume gets seen by a human being. The blog generated a lot of interest and resulted in me being interviewed by Peter Clayton on TotalPicture Radio. Imagine my concern when I read an article in entitled The Death of the Resume. [.].

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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67% Percent of Companies Plan to Adopt Work Social Technology in 2012


Social Media and HR’s Place in Business. Social media is no longer an acceptable strategy for online and internet recruiting. It is about social media for collaboration, engagement with employees to help share and information as an employee morale, retention, and knowledge sharing tool. Internal social media and networks are particularly on the minds of human resource professionals. Social Media Statistics and Infographic.

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Impropaganda in Your Job Search

Career Alley

This could be in the form of Facebook or other social network. 5 Ways to Check Your Social Media Presence – This article is on Facebook and provides 4 additional ways (since one of the 5 is Google). Improve a Troubled Internet Presence: Cleaning Up Your Social Media Presence – This article is from Businessweek’s “find a job” site and covers how to fix your damaged social network presence.

How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Start with LinkedIn – the most important social network for any job seeker, but especially for executive job seekers. They may wonder whether you’re up-to-date and social media-savvy. Your entire network, which in time should become large, will be notified via email whenever you (or anyone else in their network) post an update or make any changes to your profile.

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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. ?

Enterprise 2.0 Conference — Geeks at Work


conference in Boston brought together thought leaders focused on applying social software strategies to improve business performance. Companies are toppling silos by moving to social business models- where knowledge is ALIVE and flows freely! Creative Employee Collaboration Goes Social. The store revenue of general managers who were active on the social network was significantly higher. Social collaboration is about improving team-based processes.

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

Executive Career Brand

More than 3 million jobs were OPEN in each of the months of October, November and December of 2011, and January of 2012. ? That’s more than double the jobs filled in January of 2012! Along with 101 juicy holiday job search tips, this book offers links to many free and valuable resources to help you with networking, interviewing, personal branding, online job search, and many other aspects of job hunting.

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The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Fear having an online presence and putting yourself “out there” with social networking and social media. You don’t understand that executive recruiters and the hiring decision makers at your target companies are on LinkedIn and other social networks. If you do nothing else with social media, you need to be there, leveraging all that this social network has to offer, just to keep pace with your job-seeking competitors.

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile Complete?

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn, as well as other forms of social networking and online branding, is a great tool for getting your name out there to employers. Interviewing Job Search Professional Resumes Social Marketing/Online Branding career summary Executive Brand linkedin Personal Profile social networkingBut in order for LinkedIn to work for you, then you need to make sure your profile is complete and written in a way that supports your career goals.

Using Pinterest to Promote Your Career and Skill Set

Career Copilot

Pinterest is one of the newest social media services; its focus on graphics rather than text gives you unique opportunities to show off your skills. Your Career job hunting job search job seeking jobs pinterest social media social media marketing social networkingIf you are looking to promote your skill set, you may want to open a Pinterest account.

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