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Social Media Fatigue

Careers Done Write

Do you ever count the number of social media updates, prompts, and reminders that you receive? Too much social media can result in social media fatigue. Social media fatigue is a condition in which you are bored with incoming messages, tired of the tedium of continuous updates, and feeling like screaming if you see another “say happy birthday” notice for someone you really don’t know. social media

Mastering a Career in Social Media

Career Alley

You just might be able to turn your love of social media into a career. Career Options for Social Media Fans. You can begin as a content writer for social media sites and work your way up to manager and finally to strategist. There are also other jobs in between these options that range from providing the content to organizing it to incorporating social media into an entire marketing strategy. Finding Jobs. Jobs by.


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6 Ways To Turn Your Social Media Savvy Into A Career

Professional Resume Services

Did you know that many businesses are looking for someone to be their Social Media Manager? It’s true — because social media is fast becoming an essential part of marketing and customer relations, companies need somebody to devote a lot of time to doing it right. Ability to plan long-term social media strategies — understanding your particular market and trends, etc. Social Media Skills Are Marketable.

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.

Social Media Powered HR: Are Resumes Finally Obsolete?


No need to put ads on job boards and sift through hundreds of copied-and-pasted job applications in an attempt to pick out the passionate, savvy professionals and weed out the wannabes and the pretenders. It’s the latest in social media-powered HR and it’s called Coffee. It’s an app which works just like Tinder, except instead of looking for love you line up networking and hiring opportunities.

5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” While I don’t believe the first part of the saying (because what you don’t know will eventually catch up with you), the second part could not be more true with today’s social networks. While “who you know” has always been important, it has never been easier to leverage your network with services like LinkedIn and other social networks.

8 Job Seeker Recruiting Trends for 2014

Career Alley

With the advent of 2014, recruiters are seeking new and productive ways to search and recruit prospective employees. Therefore, it’s important that job seekers are familiar with latest methods that recruiters use to find and hire new employees. Without further ado, let me outline some of the ‘latest’ recruiting trends that can help you easily get a lucrative job in 2014: 1. There are now more job opportunities than there have been in a long time.

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5 Tips to Digitize your Job Search

Career Alley

For those of you fortunate enough to never have had to type your resume on a typewriter, you don’t realize how difficult and time-consuming job hunting was in the pre-digital days. We now have different challenges in managing digital job search. “Speed to market” is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours. Job Search Career Tips

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6 Techniques for Using Social Media to Seek New Opportunities

The Undercover Recruiter

If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even if you just want to surf around the web for attractive job opportunities, I recommend that you begin with social media channels! 1) Don’t just seek – become sought after: You may not know it, but employers spend time searching for their most suitable candidate […]. 6 Techniques for Using Social Media to Seek New Opportunities.

Keep Up The Job Search Wherever You Are

Career Alley

A dedicated job search takes eight hours a day , writes Career Cast. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps. Searching For The Ideal Job. recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, Indeed. is an aggregator which means it takes your job search criteria and searches a number of job boards.

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How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 1

Executive Career Brand

I recently did an interview with a writer for Money Magazine on using Twitter for personal branding and job search. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I’ll talk about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and. Why Twitter for Executive Job Search? They’re tweeting job openings at all levels and tweeting about their products, services, and company culture.

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How to Succeed in Job Search without Really Trying

Career Alley

Job search is like any other task. The old saying “one step at a time” has its place with job search too. Don’t think about the end game, break down your job search tasks into small, easily manageable tasks that in the end, will help you achieve your goal. One Step at a Time: Take a look at my article “ Confessions of a Job Search Fanatic “, where I cover some simple steps to approaching your job search.

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Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? Those with a more far-reaching online footprint (that is, more relevant search results for their name) are viewed as more desirable than those with limited or non-existent online presence.

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

Executive Career Brand

This two-part series on Twitter for personal branding and executive job search is the culmination of an interview and communications with a journalist writing an article for Money Magazine. In Part 1, I talked about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and. All the more reason to follow the networking (online and offline) golden rule, and network even when you don’t need to.

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Anatomy of an Effective Social Media Hiring Strategy

The Undercover Recruiter

Smart companies know that one of the best ways to connect with candidates is to go where they are: on social networks. However, just being present on these networks isn’t enough. Companies need to optimise their social media presence and their brand reputation with prospective employees. Anatomy of an Effective Social Media Hiring Strategy. Employer Hiring Job Search Social Media analytics Buffer companies Hootsuite social network Strategy

5 More Resources to Check Your Job Search Social Profile

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] ).

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15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. Job search is much the same. Following is a list of tips to help you improve your job search and focus on what is important. Make a plan – Whether it’s a check list or a list of action items, you should have a job search plan. Kickstart Your Job Search. How to Build a Job Search – Company Research. Smartphone Job Search.

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Serenity Now! Simplify Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How much do you really know about today’s executive job search? It’s a given that job-hunting these days is a complicated process. more so than even a few years ago: The Internet and social media (especially LinkedIn ) now play important roles. You need to build a diverse, vibrant online presence that reinforces your personal brand and provides social proof , or risk being invisible to executive recruiters and hiring decision makers.

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Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve determined which companies you’re targeting for your job search, you’ll need to research each one for various information: Services and/or products. Job openings. Among the myriad of places to conduct your research (Hoovers, Glassdoor, job boards, company websites, etc.), This positions you as a “known commodity”, above the sea of job hunters who are unknown to them. Finding a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market.

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NEW BOOK! 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Is your executive job search taking too long? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, it’s time to turbo-charge your search with the advice in my new ebook: 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search. and Land a 6 Figure Job Faster! How sending a thank you note can help you land a job at a target company. even after they’ve rejected you for another job?

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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. If you use LinkedIn, you know it is not just about job search.

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4 Ways To Kick Up Your Job Search A Notch With Social Media

Career Realism

Let’s face it – networking is hard, especially for those of us who are shy. However, making real life connections can be extremely beneficial to your job search. So, we are left with a dilemma – networking is rough, but we know should do it. Enter social media, or, as I like to call it, networking 2.0. Related: 6 Ways To Use Social Media To Network After College. Build the right network.

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

Career Realism

The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. However, since the advent of social media, social networking tools have transformed approaches to recruiting and they are now a primary source of new hire leads for employers and recruiters alike.

Working the Passive Job Search Campaign

Careers Done Write

You probably have heard that employers would rather recruit an employed candidate than an unemployed job seeker. A working candidate is more attractive because they are without a shadow of why they left their last job. That is why many will advise that is better to find a new job while you have a job. You don’t want to signal to your employer that you are looking for a new job. Therefore, the best approach is the passive job search campaign.

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Shorten Your Long Distance Job Search

Careers Done Write

A long-distance job search requires more planning and dedication than a local job search. You have the hurdle of breaking into to a new job market in addition to logistical challenges. Follow these tips for shortening your long distance job search. Every job search campaign begins with research and is sustained by research. There is a standard job search preparation. Networking. job search long distrance

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7 Ways Your Social Media Profiles Are Killing Your Career

Career Realism

It’s true: a whopping 77% of employers use social media to find candidates , while (perhaps more troubling) 20% of them use these platforms to screen out candidates as well. Related: What Your Social Media Says About You To Employers. That means that if you’re concerned only with the personal aspects of your social media profile, you may be killing your career without even meaning to. 6 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid While Job Seeking.

3 Reasons Why Companies NEED Employees On Social Media

Career Realism

3 Reasons Why Companies NEED Employees On Social Media. Social media is taking over. With such a wide reach of engagement, social media is an incredibly powerful tool. According to LinkedIn Editor, Dan Roth, employers can dramatically increase their Talent Brand reach by encouraging employees to share company content on social media. Copyright (C) 2014 Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->.

How to Use Facebook as a Job Search Tool

Career Solvers

Many people use Facebook on a regular basis to stay in touch with friends and family, but few recognize the value Facebook can play in a job search. Most people find their jobs through people they know, and the affinities on Facebook are perhaps the strongest of any social networking platform. The quality of the connections on Facebook lends itself to fertile ground for immediate and meaningful networking. Search profiles of users based on keywords.

How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. So, get your head out of the job boards and stop wasting so much time sending your resume out in response to online job postings. Did you know that, although the vast majority of job seekers use job boards to find jobs , only a very small percentage, maybe around 5%, will land jobs directly through them? How to Build Your Executive Network. Blogs and Online Media.

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It’s 2014. Your Resume Should Reflect That Fact. Here’s How.

Career Alley

What should know about writing resumes this 2014? Whether you are a newbie or a veteran looking to find a job but are not confident on how to work on your resume, don’t fret. There are many places online to turn to for advice, like job listing website Randstad. Today’s employers are looking for candidates that can demonstrate the fact that they have added value in their former jobs or roles. Clean up your Social Media profiles. Job Search.

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10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

[This is my latest article as''s Personal Branding Expert ]. Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. But always remember – If you’re in a confidential job search, be very careful of your activity on social media, and any content you post anywhere online. Don’t write or do anything that will “out” your search.

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2 LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips You Don’t Know

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful online personal branding tool. To improve my LinkedIn profile-building skills, I’ve just completed Reach Personal Branding’s new Certified Social Branding Analyst program, which focuses squarely on LinkedIn training for executive branding strategists and executive career coaches. Here are just two of the valuable LinkedIn tips for executive job search I learned through the program: 1.

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What Your Social Media Says About You To Employers

Career Realism

What you put on the Internet can live forever, including what you post to your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. If you think only your circle of friends and family members are viewing these accounts, you’re mistaken because a good number of employers are also using these outlets as resources to screen job applicants. Related: 4 Ways To Kick Up Your Job Search A Notch With Social Media. Personal Brand social media

Mobile Job Search in 7 Steps #mobilerecruit


Now she is navigating the job search. Here are seven basic steps for Rachel’s and your mobile job search: 1. Find new job postings listed on company websites, company career pages, college career center sites, social media and job search websites. You can also search for company Information, photos, videos and employee information. Check your email and job search alerts every day. Copyright 2014.

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

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Why You Need to Self-Google Once a Week

Executive Career Brand

In executive job search, you need to build and safeguard your online personal brand and online reputation. Your search results can be the deciding factor in whether they reach out to you, or cross you off their lists. ” It may well be that you can land a job without having an online footprint, but those opportunities become more and more rare, as the digital age continues to invade nearly every aspect of our lives. Do you “own” the first several search results?

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7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You see a compelling, branded LinkedIn profile of a job seeker with qualifications similar to yours. Just the other day I received invitations to connect on LinkedIn from two women employed at the same company, in similar jobs. I immediately noticed that these two women’s Summary sections and job descriptions at that company read word-for-word exactly the same. Here are 7 reasons why scraping content can tarnish your personal brand and derail your job search: 1.

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Top 10 Job Search Trends Of 2014

Career Realism

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a heads up about emerging job search and resume best practices? Results from recent focus groups conducted by Career Thought Leaders throughout the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Russia have been cataloged and offer a rich array of tips and suggestions for executive and non-executive job seekers alike. Related: 5 Easy Ways To Make Yourself A More Attractive Job Candidate. 8 Apps Every Job Seeker Must Have.

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Personal Branding and the Email Signature Dilemma

Executive Career Brand

Your executive job search is underway, or about to be, and you’re working on your branded email signature. Here’s what a well-branded, text-based email signature for executive job search should include (not necessarily in this order): ? Current job title and employer (if employed). If not, include the job title or job function you’re seeking, such as “Global Business Operations Leader” or “Senior Turnaround Management Executive”. ?

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Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry. I know Im best suited to move into [kinds of jobs], but Im very interested in several other industries and disciplines, too. Especially in a tight job market, theyre looking for (and getting) 100% perfect fits.

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Personal Branding and Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

Executive Career Brand

No doubt, discrimination in job search exists and your photo can expose you to discrimination based on age, weight, ethnic background, etc. But I still contend that NOT having a photo may be even more detrimental, especially for the job seekers I serve – c-suite and senior-level executives. ” Another said: “As a woman, there is no way I would publish my photo to Linkedin or any other social media site. Finding a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market.

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Twitter Personal Branding Time-Saving Tips

Executive Career Brand

In my practice, I rarely come across executive job seekers who are actively leveraging Twitter to help them land jobs. A Twitter account that’s collecting cobwebs says “I don’t really know much or care to know about social media and the new world of work.”. Understandably, they’re busy people strapped for time, trying to juggle demanding full-time jobs with a full-time job search. Stay Focused on Your Job Search and Your Personal Brand.

Yikes! My LinkedIn Profile Disappeared and I Don’t Have a Copy

Executive Career Brand

Here’s the fix: Click Network in the navigation menu across the top of your profile. LinkedIn, Personal Branding & Executive Job Search: Perfect Together. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search LinkedIn Online Presence & Online Reputation Management Social Media & Social Networking social media Think it could never happen to you. your LinkedIn profile could never go missing?

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