Social Media Professional

Career Alley

You probably already use social media sites in your day-to-day life. There really aren’t too many people left that don’t have a social media profile and use social media as a resource, whether that’s in their personal life or in their business life. However, social media isn’t just for staying in touch with friends that live out of state or promoting a product or service that you’re trying to sell to customers. Good luck in your search.

How Can a Social Media Detox Hinder Your Job Search?

Undercover Recruiter

Have you heard about the recent social media detox trend? It seems to be all the rage to stop using social media, either temporarily or permanently, in an attempt to focus on living life instead of viewing it through a smartphone screen. View Article. How Can a Social Media Detox Hinder Your Job Search? Recruiting candidate screening hiring process job search John Feldmann Social Media Detox

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Using Social Media for Job Hunting

Career Alley

The development and evolution of the internet has mirrored a significant change in the approach job seekers and graduates adopt when looking for their first professional full time position. The last decade has seen the traditional and well established approach many job seekers were used to becoming invalid and increasingly unsuccessful. The increased difficulty of finding a job is no secret. Promotion is one advantage of social networking many candidates don’t attain.

The Power of Social Media in Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Employers will look you up on social media This should be no surprise to you that. View Article. The Power of Social Media in Your Job Search. Personal Branding Social Media Graduate job search job seekerThe digital age, thousands of career websites, thousands of opportunities online, thousands of CV’s sent a day.

Social Media @Work


Social media is no longer this new, pretty thing that we admire from afar. Social media is not going anywhere. Social media is a part of our every day lives even at work. Last week I debated with an attorney on the topic of Social Media @Work.

Using Social Media to Get Hired?

Resume Bear

If you’re not using social media to help you land your next job, you’re not getting on the radar of recruiters and hiring managers. It’s becoming the new job search secret — 37 percent of employers currently use social media to research job candidates, and an additional 11 percent plan to start doing this in the future. And use social media indirectly. If you have a social blog that’s more BuzzFeed than Mashable, don’t list it.

Social Media and Your Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

This means that the next time you apply for a job or look for a new client, the odds are nearly 50/50 that the person whom you need to impress will look you up on Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or Twitter. But I’m not looking for a job,” you might be thinking.

5 Latest Ways to get the Job with the Help of Social Media

Career Alley

One of the well-known ways to land a new job is to network. With social media proliferating society, networking utilising social media may now overcome most other ways to expose ourselves to potential job positions. Here are 5 ways to use social media to get that next job. Get information : Social media gives us access to more company information. So, inquiring about a job lead or company information is usually welcome.

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

Imagine landing a job interview. 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. By Pedram Tabibi.

How to Keep Social Media From Working Against Your Job Search

Resume Bear

Social intelligence has historically referred to one’s ability to interact with others socially in an intelligent way. Simply put, it is akin to emotional intelligence, and is most definitely an important aspect for job seekers. The capacity to interact on the job in an appropriate social manner is critical to career success. The newer meaning of social intelligence is QUITE different.

How to Get a New Job Using Social Media

Careers Done Write

Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time searching job boards for work? It is easier to sit back and wait for jobs to become available; but is it smart? Learning the ins and outs of using social media for job search can be quite an undertaking.

4 Social Media Tasks for the New Job Seeker

Resume Bear

Whether you’ve just graduated from college or you’re between jobs, being a new job seeker can be pretty overwhelming. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about social media in the job search, but how does it all fit together? Make social media work for your job search by starting with these four tasks: Take inventory. If you’ve been online in the past ten years, you probably have at least one social media profile.

Help Your Candidates Prepare Their Social Media Profiles for Job Searches

Undercover Recruiter

It’s no secret that during the hiring process, employers will check a candidate’s social media presence to get a more detailed glimpse into their personality and how they want the world to perceive them. In fact, according to a survey of hiring managers, 93% said that they will review a candidate’s social media accounts (Facebook, View Article. Help Your Candidates Prepare Their Social Media Profiles for Job Searches.

Social Media Powered HR: Are Resumes Finally Obsolete?


My latest hire is a digital marketing manager, who I discovered when reading an article on 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. My business is growing and I’m finding myself in a steady hiring mode.

Browseworthy: Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

Career Makeover Coach

15 More Tips on Social Media and Finding a Job: Six out of the 15 tips offered here focus on leveraging social media to learn and by doing so become a resource for your field or network.

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.

How Can Job Seekers Improve Their Social Media Presence?

The Undercover Recruiter

When most people apply for a new job, their main interest is to complete the perfect resume and cover letter. Some of them pay attention to the LinkedIn profile, and that’s where their focus on social media stops. View Article. How Can Job Seekers Improve Their Social Media Presence? Job Search Social Media Career job hunt job search job seeker

15 HR & Recruiting Experts Share Social Media Job Search Tips #SXSW


This article was originally published on Huffington Post. Even in a healthy economy, qualified job seekers often struggle with reaching recruiters and human resource professionals due to in part to the increasing number of job applications from unqualified candidates. The average recruiter spends just 6 seconds viewing a resume and many job seekers get passed over because they didn’t fully articulate their skills and qualifications for the specific job opening.

Using Social Media in Your Search for a Job: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

Even during a recession, when the job market is particularly competitive, you can find work by seeking out, developing and cultivating job contacts. 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. There are over 130 million blogs on Technorati and you can search through them to find people who work at your target companies.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People with Social Media

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? How Much Social Media Is Enough?

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Embrace Social Media.

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How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

And, the more connections you have, the more people who are likely to share or like or comment on anything you publish on LinkedIn – updates, Pulse articles, comments, etc. And, once you reach the 500+ connections mark, your profile ranks higher in search results, making you more visible and findable. Why a Minimal, Anemic LinkedIn Profile Can Actually Hurt Your Executive Job Search. You appear to be out-of-date with the new world of work, and not social media-savvy.

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Social Media & Your Job Search: Act Like a Company, Not a Person.

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [08.13.10] View Comments Social Media And Your Job Search: Act Like a Company A guest post by author and social media strategist Neal Schaffer You’re in transition. You, as a job seeker, are the same.

How to Write a Professional Bio for Social Media

The Undercover Recruiter

View Article. How to Write a Professional Bio for Social Media. Branding & Identity Career Management hiring manager job search LinkedIn online persona professional bio Profile Recruiter Social Media Time and time again, we are reminded that “short and concise” is the best. When it comes to writing about yourself, you have no idea where to start and where to end.

6 Social Media Updates Undermining Your Personal Brand

Competitive Resumes

Social media is still a double-edged sword. People want to break the news but don’t check the dates of the article. How disturbing is it when someone is posting an article about a celebrity’s death from three years ago? What impression is left when you post an update to a news article from three years ago? These days a small blog can publish a credible article rarely seen, but it still needs verification from another source.

What is the Role of Social Media in the Workplace?

The Undercover Recruiter

What are the most popular social networks for recruiting and job search? Julia Jachmann, the Global Social Media Manager for the Adecco Group, spoke to us to answer all of these questions and more! What are Adecco Group’s objectives on social media? Well, social media is a two-way communication. View Article. What is the Role of Social Media in the Workplace?

The 10 Worst Things to Post on Social Media as a Job Seeker

The Undercover Recruiter

Social media can be both your best friend and your worst enemy in your job search. Although it can be an extremely valuable tool for learning about vacancies and creating a professional personal brand for yourself, all of your job hunting efforts could be crushed if you present yourself poorly online. View Article. The 10 Worst Things to Post on Social Media as a Job Seeker.

Employer Use of Social Media for Applicant Screening Declines

Resume Bear

A Society for Human Resources survey reports that more employers have backed away from using social networking sites and search engines to screen employment applicants. Lack of job relatedness. Also, and the report doesn’t make reference to this, consider the type of job you’re seeking and the industry. There are probably higher rates of checkage for certain job titles and industries.

5 Nifty LinkedIn Hacks That Make Executive Job Search Easier

Executive Career Brand

If you’re actively in a job-hunt, you know that it’s hard and takes a lot of time. I suspect that if you knew about ways to make it easier, and save time doing the job search things you need to do, you’d grab on to them. When I go through the annual re-certification process for my Social Branding Analyst Designation, I invariably pick up at least a few juicy new tidbits on using LinkedIn better. 5 Nifty LinkedIn Hacks That Make Executive Job Hunting Easier.

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5 Top Tips for Finding a Job on Social Media #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

As a job seeker, you have probably researched all there is to know about cover letters, resumes, and interviews. However, are you familiar with the latest technique of job searchingsocial media? Yes, social media is not all about posting cute photographs of your cat or silly videos. View Article. 5 Top Tips for Finding a Job on Social Media #TechTuesday.

Job Mob’s Top 40 Job Search articles

Professional Resume Services

JobMob recently published their Top 40+ Job Search Blog Posts of 2013. This is a great list from distinguished career experts of what other job searchers have been reading and have found helpful, all over the globe. But it also shows that you are not alone in your search for employment, and that has all kinds of feelings attached to it. It’s intimidating to realize there are so many job seekers out there.

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Social Media: The Virtues and Dangers

The Undercover Recruiter

About a month ago, I wrote a blog about social media and employee rights in the workplace. When I showed it to one of my coworkers, she responded by saying, “ YOU wrote a blog on social media?! I thought you were anti-social media? ” For the record, I’m not anti-social media, but I admit I have been cautious about embracing it. I view social media as a double-edged sword, especially for the recruiting industry.

How Are Employers Screening You Through Social Media?

Jennifer Anthony

The fact is many employers today are resorting to social media sites to screen candidates. So if you are a user of any one of the social networking sites that have proliferated in recent years, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter, there’s more than a likely chance potential employers have scoped you out. If your account setting on social networking sites is open to the public, think twice about what you write and post. Related articles. By Don Goodman.

How to Not Let Social Media Ruin Your Career

Undercover Recruiter

Social media? Pick someone you know, View Article. How to Not Let Social Media Ruin Your Career. Career Management Job Search Jon Gregory Social MediaWhat a load of cr*p!” ” is what Catherine Tate’s ‘Gran’ character might well say. I agree with her, even though my working life largely depends on it.

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Those candidates are providing better “ social proof ” of their value, and they present as more up to date with the digital age and the new world of work. I’ve written two previous posts in this series of Executive Job Search FAQs: LinkedIn FAQs. Executive Job Search FAQs in general. whether or not you need to keep your search confidential because you’re currently employed. Writing articles or blog posts for other relevant sites.

How To Utilize Social Media For Your Job Search

Career Realism

How To Utilize Social Media For Your Job Search. For the job search, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more) has become almost as common and expected as the resume. Over 90% of hiring managers and recruiters utilize social media in the hiring process—so you should, too. Related: Why You Need Social Media In Your Job Search. Engage, even if you’re only pointing to an interesting article.

5 Common Social Media Mistakes that Candidates Make

Undercover Recruiter

Looking for a job in London nowadays is more akin to playing a game of “Frogger” than simply sending your CV to a vacancy. There are obstacles you must navigate before you even start applying for a job these days. Most job-seekers have more than one social account with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn being the. View Article. 5 Common Social Media Mistakes that Candidates Make.

Social media transforms the job search, recruitment landscape

Resume Bear

Recently I read an interesting article about whether Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can really help people find a job. The article noted how nowadays, a college degree and even years of experience do not necessarily translate into a good job. Young professionals may lack the experience many employers look for and to make matters worse, many must now compete with experienced job candidates let go as part of the economic crunch. By Pedram Tabibi.

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. They don’t seem to realize that LinkedIn is a primary destination for people who are sourcing and assessing good-fit job candidates and people to do business with. Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, are you doing all these things? Be ever-mindful of Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword density in your profile content.

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Students Share Pet Peeves and Preferences for Dealing With Employers on Social Media

Resume Bear

In a video created by the UCLA career center, students shared both their pet peeves and what they like when dealing with employers on social media. Information to use in the job search: She also likes when organizations share information about their goals, mission, and vision for the future so she can present her skill set to them in a way that could help them achieve their goals. College Graduates Social Media Social Media Best Practices social media tips

Research Reveals How Labor Unions Use Social Media


Yesterday, I hosted a webinar titled, “Understanding Unions, NLRB, and Social Media.” ” The webinar was fantastic and during Jon Hyman and I’s presentation, we discussed data from LabourStart on how unions are using social media and technology to drive information to employees about unions. During my career in HR, I have worked for companies that were both represented by labor unions and those that were non-union.

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5 Social Media Tools to Disrupt the Job Application Process

Competitive Resumes

An online job application is yesterday’s tool. Today’s modern job search is about standing out, and not complying with old processes where you appear as one of the crowd. To succeed, you have to disrupt the normal flow of internal job referrals, perform and get noticed showing social proof through your online presence, and offer value extending beyond a pay scale can measure. The job application quandary. Using social networks is similar to team sports.

5 Reasons to Unfollow Career Obstructing Social Media Contacts

Competitive Resumes

Guilt by association on social media is a reality. If you want to find jobs in the new job search, then you need to consider the condition people will find you. Even if you’re not looking for a job, but you are seriously networking for your next career move, people connect with you on your values as well as career aspirations. There are those who attempt to add value to a well-thought out post, and your cousin decides to post a separate article on Prince.