Social Media and Your Employer – Too Much Intrusion?

Ms. Career Girl

But how much should someone’s personal social media impact their job opportunities? Employers and Social Media. There’s been a growing debate as social media platforms’ prominence continues to grow. According to a 2015 study by CareerBuilder, 52% of companies say they check the social media profiles of job applicants before hiring them. Employees want their employers to see things that they deem as being more professional.

How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Job Search

Career Alley

Social media is no longer just for sharing cat photos and recipe videos; it has also become a necessary tool for employers across the globe. Find your Dream Job Social Media in Job Search

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Avoid These 3 Self-Sabotaging Social Media Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Of the many missteps I see executives make with personal branding, their social media activity and online presence, these are the 3 most damaging ones. Social Media Snark and Negativity. With the loss of civility on social media compounded recently by a president prone to defamatory tweets, is it any wonder that nastiness and snark on social media are rampant these days? Your employer and co-workers may be offended and turn against you.

5 Tools for Managing Your Company’s Social Media Profiles

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Tools for Managing Your Company’s Social Media Profiles appeared first on Ms. Looking for the top 5 tools for managing your company’s social media profiles? Using these tools will go a long way in streamlining your social media management tasks thereby empowering your company’s overall online success. Managing Social Media Profiles – The Quick List. Sprout Social. Sprout Social.

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

Are Your Social Media Habits About to Cost You Your Job?

Career Alley

51% of employers who research candidates social media profiles reject the candidates based on what they've found. Social MediaThis is up from 43% in 2013 and 42% in 2012. The trend is on the rise.

5 Tips for Using Social Media When Job Hunting

Career Alley

Social media is fast becoming a popular tool for many employers to use in their recruitment efforts. A survey of 401 HR decision makers conducted by ACAS in 2013 found that 36% of UK companies use social media as a recruitment tool. If you’re not taking full advantage of your social media sites in your job search you risk being left behind. Also use your social media sites to sell yourself.

The Evolution of Social Media

Career Alley

These days, social media is King. Until recently, social media accounts have been used solely for updating your friends on what you’re doing, where you’ve been and even what you ate for dinner, but with the recent surge of LinkedIn users – social media is becoming a legitimate tool for marketing yourself to potential employers. Today, it is common for employers to check the Facebook and Twitter accounts of perspective employees.

Using Social Media for Job Hunting

Career Alley

Well worry no more because implementing social media into your job seeking formula could be just the answer. For those who are skeptical, finding a job through social media may not be as farfetched as you first believe. Social networks are now starting to become part of the recruitment process and criteria. One in five hiring organisations now admits to conducting background checks via the use of social networks, such as Facebook.

How Can a Recruiter Use Social Media to Attract Talent?

Undercover Recruiter

Now unless you’ve been meditating in the Himalayas for the past 20 years then you’ll know that social media is the IN thing. Every man, woman, business, cat, and dog (yep they have their own profiles too) has some kind of presence on social media. How Can a Recruiter Use Social Media to Attract Talent? Employer Recruiting candidate Recruiters Social Media Social Media in Recruitment URPanel

Don’t Fire Someone for Their Spouse’s Social Media Posts

Evil HR Lady

If you are a horrible person, even off the job or on social media, you may lose your job. His employer, LA Galaxy, still terminated him. Holding someone accountable for their own social media posts, fine. Racism is bad. All my readers (I hope) agree.

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5 Tips for Leveraging Social Media in Your Job Search

Career Alley

With social media proliferating society, networking using social media may now be one of the best ways to market yourself to potential hiring managers. Here are 5 tips to leverage social media to get that next job. Get information : Social media gives us access to more company information. This may give you exposure to product representatives, managers and other staff members who review these social media pages.

What is the Basic Social Media Strategy Recruiters Should Have?

Undercover Recruiter

’ And having one for your social media content is no different. If you don’t use social media for recruitment already and have no idea where to start then this. What is the Basic Social Media Strategy Recruiters Should Have? Employer Recruiting candidate Recruiters Social Media Social Media in Recruitment social media strategy URPanel

Workplace Social Media CYA

Workology

This is a 4 part series on Managing Your Social Media Mullet. You can view Part 1 where I discussed the concept of social media mullet and “Business in the front. ” In Part 2, the discussion continues specifically discussing how social media can help or hinder your personal as well as corporate brand. . Which is why involving your HR and recruiting teams in social media education and training is so important.

Understanding Social Media @Work

Workology

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. I called upon my social media community to help demonstrate the power of social media. Employment attorneys especially. They see the ugly side of social media.

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Career

Ms. Career Girl

The post How Social Media Can Hurt Your Career appeared first on Ms. So you should be fairly safe if a potential hiring manager were to ever scroll through your social media accounts, right? It’s estimated that the majority of job recruiters (93 percent, to be exact) check out social media profiles of prospective candidates as an everyday part of the job interview process. Just don’t post a pic of yourself holding said glass on social media, though.

The Power of Social Media: Violence, Platforms, Background Checks

Evil HR Lady

The Power of Social Media: Violence, Platforms, Background Checks. Webinar description: Every employer wants to keep their business safe from physical threats and protect their brand’s integrity. With increased reliance on virtual tools coupled with increasingly toxic online platforms, figuring out how to navigate through social media background checks has become a top priority. Sponsored Advertisement.

Branding Yourself Using Social Media

Position Ignition

In the context of your career, these people will be employers, recruiters, clients and other people of influence. In this age of digital technology, social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest are fast becoming the go-to tools for people looking to brand themselves and share that personal brand with the world. Here are some tips for how you can join in and start branding yourself using social networks. Social Media & Branding

Taking Advantage Of Social Media Promotion

Professional Resume Services

In this day social media and social networking is everything and if you are not a part of it you are missing out on a great deal. Companies that utilize social media sites are on the top of their game and they want to know that their employees are not only comfortable using these sites, but are skilled at using them. When you apply for a job offer your future employer the chance to look at one or more of your personal pages on various social media sites.

Six Ways Employers, HR & Recruiting Can Use Social Media

Workology

I’m up early this morning prepping for my 4 hour Social Media 101 Training in Lawrence, Kansas today. Social media, social recruiting and employment brand and their use cases for human resources are on my mind. Social media is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must to have when communicating, understanding and monitoring our competition, candidates and employees. How Employers Use Social Media for HR and Recruiting.

Employers Blocking Employees from Social Media Access

Resume Bear

I have also found plenty of younger (and not necessarily “less experienced”) folks who still tell me that they “just don’t get it” or that “social media is just about people posting high school photos or talking about what they had for breakfast”. Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision.

Steamed Employment Law Attorneys & Social Media

Workology

Employment Law Attorney, Facebook is not going away. 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. Avoid social media when recruiting.

3 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Social Media for a Job Interview

Career Alley

What I didn’t realize is that it’s not uncommon for an employer to do a Google search of a candidate before they even look at the applicant’s resume. And it’s frowned upon now, but many employers asked candidates to log in to their Facebook accounts during an interview to check for any unsavory content. Thankfully I did some social media profile clean up before I started applying to jobs, but sometimes the line between showing your personality and turning off employers can be fuzzy.

New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

Professional Resume Services

There are many CEOs who are not interested in social media because they are incredibly busy. However, BRANDfog’s 2014 survey on The Global, Social CEO indicates that C-level executives who ignore social media are losing the ability to influence brand reputation and company leadership. The global conversations are happening on social media, and not being part of the conversation means others are controlling the topics.

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.

Using Social Media for Your Job Search

Career Alley

Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to find employers who are hiring. For many, social media websites are the new classified ads. Besides LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, popular social sites like Facebook and Twitter have become useful job search tools. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn.

Make LinkedIn and Other Social Media Profiles Your Second Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your LinkedIn profile should tell potential employers why you’re a good candidate. If you’re seeking an executive-level position and you’re not on social media, you need to be. A growing number of employers peruse top candidates’ social media accounts as part of the hiring process. The key to making social media sites work in your favor is to use them strategically. How Do Employers Use Social Media?

Shut up Already: How Social Media Can Cost You Your Job

Ms. Career Girl

The post Shut up Already: How Social Media Can Cost You Your Job appeared first on Ms. And, your employer feels the same way. If the manual is old and hasn’t updated social media policies, ask your HR representative. Bonus Tip* – Don’t bad mouth your employer about their policies. If you have a problem with your employer’s policies on your online life and opinions, don’t take your grievances to public opinion.

5 Cool Tools for Corporate Social Media

Workology

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.

Are Your Social Media Habits About to Cost You Your Job?

Career Alley

In a May 2013 study by London research firm On Device Research , one in 10 young job seekers reported being turned down for a position because of the posts they’d made on their social media profiles. News stories about employees behaving badly on social media and being fired haven’t let up, either. With social media becoming more and more popular, many companies are adding rules about social networking usage to employee handbooks and other documents.

13 Ways HR Can Leverage Social Media, Part 1

Workology

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to a 400-level social media class back at my alma mater. We spent an hour talking about 13 ways that HR can strategically and tactically leverage social media. USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO INCREASE AWARENESS. Employment Branding: Social media has proven to be a low cost and effective way to share a company’s stories. Here’s a link to 39 employers who are using Twitter.

Recruiting and Social Media for the Veteran Job Search

Competitive Resumes

His contributions have included in media outlets such as Career Builder, Monster, Career Attraction, and Military Times. Karin Durkee ( @karindurk ) is the Director of Social Media for Corporate Gray. She is a military spouse, educator, technology consultant, and author of Social Media and Your Job Search: Maximizing Your Network for a Successful Transition, an ebook for members of Corporate Gray. Find out how your expertise meets an employer’s needs.

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. Even if your settings are set to the max, never bad-mouth a previous employer or boss.

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

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. From advertising to customer interaction, social media is the future.

Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Workology

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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Finding Your Voice in Social Media

Resume Bear

Social media is primarily text-based. While there are sites that focus only on rich-media sharing (Instagram and YouTube, for example), they still allow comments, favorites and shares. When you want your social media profiles to stand out, it’s important to find your voice and then to maintain this consistent voice every time you post. Sometimes in life, we only get one chance and the same can be said about social media.

Which Social Media Recruitment Campaign Have you been Most Impressed by?

Undercover Recruiter

This week our panel of social media. Which Social Media Recruitment Campaign Have you been Most Impressed by? Employer Recruiting campaigns candidates Recruiters Social Media Social Media in Recruitment URPanelThere is always one campaign that stands out from the crowds. Most people kick themselves for not thinking of it first.

The “Anti-Social” Social Media

Resume Bear

There’s a body of thought that believes technology, particularly social media, has given us a great boost in finding, building and keeping connections with people. Social media can be a great tool…if used correctly and appropriately. Let’s look at a few of the issues: Amount of time spent: our young people are spending increasing amounts of time on various social media platforms. Yes, technology is taking a toll on our young people’s social abilities.

The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Workology

Social media. Companies are using social media as part of their recruiting and candidate selection process and in business every day. Or maybe you use tools like Wink to search across social media networks by keyword. Unfortunately, situations like these are not far fetched and have yet to be tested in the courts system as social media is a relatively new business tool. Old laws. New tools.

6 Social Media Platforms You Must Use for Employer Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

Do you currently use social media to support your employer brand? If you are looking to attract the best talent amongst a digitally savvy generation, having a social media presence is no longer a ‘nice to have’, it’s a requirement! 6 Social Media Platforms You Must Use for Employer Branding. Employer Employer Branding Facebook Instagram LinkedIn snapchat Social Media Twitter YouTube

Crisis Management Strategy for Employee Social Media

Workology

Social Media and Your Crisis Management Strategy. I’ve long said that social media changes everything especially in the context of work and the employment world. Companies and HR teams must be prepared with an employee crisis management strategy when it comes to social networks. No social media policy can protect you from this fact. A social media polic y can’t protect you.

Social Media @Work

Workology

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. I called upon my social media community to help demonstrate the power of social media. Employment attorneys especially. They see the ugly side of social media.

Can I Use Social Media To Enhance My Career?

Professional Resume Services

Social media is a massive part of many of our lives now that using it seems almost second nature. Whether we are liking Facebook statuses, tweeting our friends or sending photos via Tumblr, we are all used to making the most of social networking. What many people don’t realize is the benefit that they can have if they use social media for job search. In fact, there are even social networking websites that are aimed towards professionals.