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. Social Media Job Search Jobs

5 Cool Tools for Corporate Social Media


Social media is here to stay. That’s evident especially with companies like Monster who launched their social media networking tool, Be Known at the 2011 Annual SHRM Conference. The sheer amount of information available on social media is overwhelming especially to new social media users who are dipping their toes into the pool for the first time. This is my new favorite social media desktop tool.


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Social Media Spins Too Fast

Executive Career Brand

It seemed that most of my colleagues attending had embraced LinkedIn, but some hesitated diving much deeper into social media and building their own online brands. Several of my dinner companions said that getting the chance to meet face-to-face with colleagues and network was most important, and is always one of the greatest benefits of attending professional conferences. We all really have no choice but to embrace social media. How Much Social Media Is Enough?

History of Terminations & Firings Because of Employee Social Media


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.

Steamed Employment Law Attorneys & Social Media


Social media is here to stay, and if you block it, your employees will find a way. I’m through with hearing employment law attorneys who are social media novices stand up and recommend that managers should not friend their employees on Facebook or use social media as part of their employee communication and candidate recruitment process. Except I have one thing you don’t, practical knowledge on social media.

Research Reveals How HR Uses Social Media


I’m often asked about how human resource pros, recruiters, and talent management people are using or can use social media in the professional and corporate work environment. Social media can provide a distinct business advantage. HR Toolbox recently unveiled a survey that provides some interesting insights into h ow the HR industry is using social media and their findings might surprise you. Average social media consumption is in excess of 7.5

Social Media for Colleges & Career Services


The last several years I have spoken at the Oklahoma Association for Career and Employers Conference called OkACE. It’s a conference specifically for the college, career services, and for companies who aggressively recruit college students. As someone who has worked with college students, recent grads, and student athletes, they are often surprised at the openness of social media and its use by employers as a form of a social media employment background check.

Don’t Be Like Tinder: Social Media for Business Is Still Business


Last night Tinder’s social media manager went hard on Twitter. What we’ll all remember is that the social media manager of Tinder has no chill. Social Media Should Be Strategic. An overly planned, wooden social media presence does nothing for increasing engagement, but a social media with no plan, all personality, can damage your brand. Do you have a social media style guide ? Yes, you do need a social media plan.

Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media


Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day. They are developing new and effective ways utilizing social media to reach out to your employees with a goal of building contacts for future organizing attempts. Unions are faced with declining membership, and are turning to social media to promote issues, for organizing and for member outreach. The potential risk of social media being used against your brand is growing, and you need to be ready!

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Social Media Boot Camp for HR at SHRM 2011


In just a few short weeks, I’ll be landing in Vegas for the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference. An estimated 25,000 HR professionals will be attending the world’s largest global human resources conference. Social Media Boot Camp for HR is a four hour workshop geared toward social media basics for the human resources, talent management, and recruiting professional. Social Media Boot Camp for HR Session Description.

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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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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.

The Four (make that FIVE) C’s of Social Media

Resume Bear

The five C’s of social media. Posted by Colin in The Social Web on June 30th, 2008 |. I wanted to share this information as it is relevant, and of course it makes sense to start thinking of what Social Media REALLY is all about. Yesterday I wrote about the five base opportunities afforded us by social media and wanted to expand on them a little. Doing” social media is more than just a blog or a tweet. Social Media Why ResumeBear?

Monster Unveils Facebook Based Social Media Tool BeKnown at SHRM


Minutes ago Monster Worldwide, most known for its dominance in the job board industry unveiled its Facebook based social media engagement tool BeKnown at the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference. Monster taps into their 6Sense Semantic Search Technology to offer what they say is better search and integration for their human resources and recruiting clients who are looking to integrate social media into their hiring and candidate recruiting strategy.

At Peace With My Chronic Social Media Disorder at SXSW


CSMD – Chronic Social Media Disorder. A condition brought on by continual exposure to various forms of social media. Social Media has proven to not be a passing fad, as so many want to believe. That means what is popular and imperative today may very well be obsolete tomorrow (think Gowalla – who just last year partnered with mega tech conference SXSW and today its demise was announced ). Yep, that's me.

College Students Still Unsure of Social Media Job Search


When it comes to social media recruitment, much of the reluctance stems from the unknown on the organization’s part – where to start, who “owns” it, what the strategy is, etc… However, once these initial fears and obstacles are conquered, many employers enjoy using social platforms to showcase employer brand, engage their talent community, advertise job openings and source new talent. Many Students Still Unsure of the Social Media Job Search.

How Internal Social Media Platforms Drive Dolla Dolla Bills


This is a two part series on Internal Social Media. ’s Spring Conference on Best Practices for Internal Communication. Uses of Social Media at Work. Over the years, I’ve talked a great deal about the uses of social media in the workplace. Notice productivity isn’t one of the uses for social media. How Enterprise Social Media Platforms Benefit Organizations.

What Makes a Social Media Community a Community?


to speak as well as take part in a task force for the Society for Human Resource Manager and their professional social media community platform, SHRM Connect. Our task is centered around improving the social media members only platform, SHRM Connect. As I am preparing for the taskforce, I wondered what your thoughts are on social media community best practices. I don’t have time to learn how navigate an online social network.

Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry: The Power of Social Media

Resume Bear

Social Media has become one of the most powerful influences on the global society to-date. Social media has given every man and woman a voice and creates a unique, far-reaching platform to share their trials and strengths. Drawing from the strength, availability and ease of use of social media , thought leaders have found their soap box. How Can Social Media Help? No need to rent a conference room – put it on your blog!

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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Social Media Bootcamp for HR Pros at SHRM Nat’l


I’m excited to announce that me and my colleague, Carrie Corbin will be leading a four hour “Social Media Bootcamp&# session at the 2011 SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas, NV on. [[ This is a content summary only. HR Social Media carrie corbin facebook google alerts human resources Las Vegas LinkedIn RSS sexual harassment SHRM social media bootcamp social media bootcamp for HR Society for Human Resource Management Twitter


2013 HR and Recruiting Conference Preview


HR and Recruiting Conferences in 2013. While this is not meant to be an all-encompassing list, it is a good starting place for individuals interested in attending a conference or two this New Year. Social Recruiting Strategies Conference. Social Media Mashup. >> Conference for sourcing pros. >> HRPS Global Conference. ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo. SHRM Talent Management Conference & Expo.

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Why Golf & Social Media Matter in HR


Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Business , HR Why Golf & Social Media Matter in HR Posted on 27 June 2010. And I’m proud of SHRM for jumping in with two feet into the world of social media. Picture social media like a giant 18 hole golf course. This is social media.

Are You Reaping the Full Benefits of Social Media?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Last week, I spoke at the annual conference of the National Association of Colleges and Employers on behalf of my third-party advocacy organization, the Career Advisory Board (CAB).    At the conference, CAB and NACE released recent research about college career center sentiment toward and usage of social media.    Surprisingly, only 25 percent of survey respondents indicate that they have received university-sponsored training on social media.  

Social Media Secrets for HR & Recruiters


Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR , Social Media Social Media Secrets for HR & Recruiters Posted on 10 July 2010. NAHCR is a recruiting and healthcare association, and both of us were fortunate enough to work together and discuss how social sourcing can be used for both social media good and evil.

The Ultimate #SHRM12 Conference Blogger List


One of my favorite parts of the SHRM Annual Conference are meeting up with my friends. Think of it as the All-Top of HR, and it’s a great way for you to keep up with the activities and information shared during the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference in Atlanta even if you can’t make it this year. It’s a curated list highlighting these bloggers most recent blog posts that I use when training new HR and recruiters on how to use social media and other technology at work.

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When Going Viral Goes Bad–3 Cases for Social Media SWOT.


Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Business , Social Media When Going Viral Goes Bad–3 Cases for Social Media SWOT Posted on 04 August 2010. And because social media is instant and continuous, a SWOT Analysis can be an extremely valuable, versatile, and effective use of 2 minutes or 2 days of your time.

How to Develop a Social Media Policy

Water Cooler Wisdom

« Impressions from DeVry Universitys Career Conference | Main | Are Experience and Skills Overrated? » August 26, 2010 How to Develop a Social Media Policy Socialmedia use by employees can actually be a good thing, for employees are oftenyour organization's most loyal and vocal advocates in public, the veryindividuals who strengthen an organization's ties to and place within thecommunity.

Blogging4Jobs Listed as a Top 100 Social Media Site by PR Giant, Cision


Cision, one of the leading public relations distribution tools and resources has listed Blogging4Jobs as a Top 100 Social Media Resource in their 2013 list. I’m over the moon that our site here with 24 different writers is being recognized as a social media resource not only for human resource professionals but marketers, PR pros and internet marketers. Blogging4Jobs Listed as Top Social Media Resource & Blog.

How to Reach HR & Recruiting with Social Media


9:00–12:00 Attend conference calls or manager meetings. 1:00-5:00 More meetings, conference calls about conference calls, or candidate recruiting. with social media. Join us for a FREE webinar titled How To Reach HR & Recruiting with Social Media. We’ll discuss how HR Consultants and Service Provider can engage HR practitioners and recruiters using the different types and social media platforms.

6 Swag Trends at Conferences Like #SHRM13


I attend a lot of conferences as a blogger, thought leader and speaker inside and outside of HR. Because of my extensive conference travel, I think of myself as somewhat of a conference swag connoisseur. In fact I’ve blogged about conference swag at SHRM in 2011 and swag again later that year among mommy bloggers. I’m looking forward to critiquing and finding the best swag at the SHRM’s Annual HR Conference in Chicago in just a few weeks.

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Using Social Media to Network | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Hire for Diversity of All Kinds How to Network for Senior Job → Using Social Media to Network Posted on March 31, 2009 by johanna So the economy isn’t so hot right now and you’re looking for a new job. Please fill in any profile on any social media network. You can add people with whom you have social relationships.

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Success Factors Acquisition of Jobs2Web Legitimizes Social Media in Recruiting


My first response to the social media recruitment news the acquisition of Jobs2Web by Success Factors only two days after the acquisition of Success Factors by SAP was “holy shit.” You see Saturday early afternoon, I checked my email inbox only to find the announcement along with an invitation to join their online press conference only to have found out nearly 2 hours too late. Success Factors Buys Up Social Recruiting Management Software and More.

Q&A with Andrew Morton, SHRM’s New Social Media Guy! #SHRM14


We’re excited to be able to re-introduce and learn more about SHRM’s new Director, Social Engagement, Andrew Morton. Most SHRM members are anxious to get to know Andrew at SHRM’s Annual Conference this year in Orlando, FL, but we have the scope before you start traveling down to sunny (or according to, rainy) Florida. How did you get started working in social media? What’s your favorite social media tool and why?


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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student employee keeps venting on social media about a work decision

Ask a Manager

This post, student employee keeps venting on social media about a work decision , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. As a result, the student leader intervened and had a conference with him explaining the rationale behind the decision and that his Facebook post wasn’t okay. I got fired for attending a conference that I wasn't invited to.

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How to Attract Talent Using Social Media: Less Poking, More Stroking

The Undercover Recruiter

You’re at a conference, you sidle up to someone and before you’ve even asked their name, you go in for the (job) kill… You just wouldn’t do it (would you?) – but I hear about it happening online all the time. How to Attract Talent Using Social Media: Less Poking, More Stroking. LinkedIn Pinterest Recruitment Social Media Social Recruiting Twitter Facebook recruitmentMany recruiters like a good poke! A quick “want a job?”

Here's How to Use Social Media for Retention Purposes.

HR Capitalist

I had the pleasure of leading a panel on Monday at the Halogen Software User Conference in Atlanta. Halogen puts on a great conference for the HR pros who use their solution in the field, mixing education and user feedback on their solution with general HR tracks. The picture below is our panel, including @CathyMartin @MikeHaberman @Havrilla (Chris), with the hashtag for the conference being #HSUC11. Me: "Start by making sure your employees have access to social media".

No Conference Budget? No Problem!


While on my way to a conference last weekend, I began reading 52 Cups of Coffee. The wonderful thing about our world today is that even if you’re unable to make it to a conference or a training, you’ve got the ability to still get the goods. Here’s how you can reap the benefits of conferences & events if you’re unable to make the trip: All About Social. Social media. Follow people in your industry and beyond, especially during conference season.

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5 Helpful Tips to Prepare For a Conference: #SHRM17 Edition

Undercover Recruiter

Be sure to connect with their Director of Sales at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference (June 18-20). Industry conferences are often equal parts exciting and overwhelming. 5 Helpful Tips to Prepare For a Conference: #SHRM17 Edition. Recruiting company goals Conference Perengo SHRM 2017 Social Media toolkitThis post is sponsored by Perengo – A Programmatic Recruitment Platform.

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My HR Conference Tips for Pregnant Mamas #SHRM17


I’m SO excited to for the upcoming national SHRM conference coming up this year in New Orleans! The last national conference I attended was in 2015 in Las Vegas … and I was about 6 months. HR Human Resources Life Social Media #mommyinhr #shrm17 SHRMWorkology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Ep 72 – #SXSW Preview: How to Find a Job with Social Media


Today we’re talking about how to use social media to increase your exposure and find a job that matches your interest using social media. Episode 72: How to Find Careers with Social Media. Carlos and I are giving attendees a taste of our session while also talking about career and job search social media strategies in more specifics and detail that we are able to in our SXSW 2016 Job Expo presentation. 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

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6 Ideas to Impress Me with Conference Swag


At this very moment as we near the annual SHRM conference , swag is on my mind. Especially since I just spent the last two weeks pouring over promotional product magazines and quotes for my own media kits and swaggy stuff. I’d like to think I know a little about vendor and marketing promotional items for conference, career fairs, and events. Last year I attended twenty-plus conferences either as a speaker or blogger. Please, please impress me with your swag.

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