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4 Lies about social media | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 4 Lies about social media Posted to: Job Hunt | Networking | Promoting Yourself October 21st, 2009 Del.icio.us And almost everyone knows that social media is a great way to build your network. But many of you are making lots of social media mistakes. I know because so many people tell me that social media is a waste of their time.

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Networking: That Miracle Word

Career Realism

Mentor. A mentor may be formal or casual and at different hierarchical levels provided that he/she is an expert you respect in the area in which you seek guidance. Others pair young juniors with executives to teach them how to use social media tools.). Depending on the areas that you are looking to develop, you may want to have more than one mentor. Academically and professionally, my two most memorable mentors were African American males.

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Honing Your Core Entrepreneurial Skills: Business Acumen

Water Cooler Wisdom

  Leaders with strong business acumen can absorb information from a diverse array of sources, imagine future scenarios, and use their good judgment to make sensible decisions.   This document is a snapshot of a business’ financial status at a given point in time, detailing assets, liabilities, and equity.   Get mentored by leaders who have skillsets you don’t. 

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my mom is my HR manager and it’s not good, I walked in on my boss crying, and more

Ask a Manager

Billy was likely getting this information from social media and mutual friends, not my computer, but I was wary about giving him access to any personal files, emails, etc., Not only did she deny my request, she has continued to employ Billy’s company the last five years and invites Billy to mandatory office social events, like anniversary and summer parties. Is it okay to care about diversity in company website photos? It’s five answers to five questions.

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What makes a blog successful? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

So I decided to sell equity in my blog and spin off a company. A year ago, when I started blogging (thanks, btw) I wanted to set myself apart from fellow graduates as having a POV on social media as it pertains to PR. Find a business analogy that takes the feeling of failure out of it if that's a problem (here's one: a therapist is like a mentor for your marriage). You motivated me to get moving on social networking, jump in and learn to swim.

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