Top 25 Social Media Pet Peeves

Resume Bear

Social Media Best Practices! What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves contributed by the readers of SocMedSean.

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.

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Social Media ROI: Is It Worth the Time?

Executive Career Brand

Social Media ROI: Is It Worth the Time? So much has been written and said about whether social media brings enough return on time invested. We can easily get consumed and overwhelmed by dabbling in too much social media , and making an impact with none.

Crowdsourcing the Job Search with Social Media


But thankfully for Google+ and Chris’s post, I saw this great video and blog post from DJ Waldom (@djwaldom) and his Job Search Social Media Experiment , titled #projectawesome. The concept of crowd sourcing your resume is one that I like.

Using Social Media in Your Search for a Job: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

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. Search corporate groups and people on Google, Facebook and Twitter and people search engines such as Pipl, Peek You, and Wink.

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

Career Alley

When I started to job search in college I knew I needed to have my resume and portfolio in perfect condition. 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.

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. If you’re wondering how to use social media to land a job, here are some tips and strategies: LinkedIn.

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Search engines strive to deliver the most relevant, helpful search results, when you enter words and phrases in a browser. Search engines frown on this practice and may penalize web pages that go overboard with keyword density.

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


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. A recent report shares that only 2% of candidates who apply for roles receive a job interview , but social media is the great job search equalizer. 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media. Social Media Job Search Tips from HR Experts.

7 Secrets to Get a Job Using Social Media – do you know them?

Resume Bear

Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause, The Baby Stalk and mailing resumes to HR. Social networks are starting to become part of the criteria that both hiring managers and college admissions officers are using to weed out applicants. Use search engines to track employees that currently work there.

???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media


A hiring manager might tell the team that management has okayed a new hire, so “if you guys have any friends that qualify, send me their resumes.”. Send your updated resume to your friends and family and briefly explain what kind(s) of job(s) would be a good match.

How to Create a Software Engineering Resume That Will Get You Hired

Professional Resume Services

Writing an effective resume is easy with these tips and Professional Resume Services. As you probably already know, software engineering jobs are in demand, but there is also a pretty saturated talent pool. Here are some things to consider when constructing your resume.

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12 Best Job Search Engines and Aggregators


I think it is pretty safe to assume that we all know what a job search engine is. These types of search engines have quickly become one of the quickest and easiest ways to get the talent to your job postings. Finding the Right Job Search Engine and Aggregator. Like what you see?

How Social Media Can Power Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

This socially enriched space makes it possible to connect with people far and wide and to unearth viable job leads when looking for work. companies are using social media networks to recruit talent, up from 78 percent just five years ago.

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.

Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job

Career Solvers

Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. Too many job seekers expect to gain recognition and secure opportunities just by plastering their resume on umpteen job boards.

What is the True Role of Social Media in Hiring and the Future of Recruitment?

The Undercover Recruiter

The rise of the internet, and particularly the rapidly-growing popularity of social media, has transformed the way employers and job seekers communicate and more recently, the way the recruitment process works in general. RELATED: How Many Companies Use Social Media to Recruit?

55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media


A hiring manager might tell the team that management has okayed a new hire, so “if you guys have any friends that qualify, send me their resumes.&#. Send your updated resume to your friends and family and briefly explain what kind(s) of job(s) would be a good match.

New Facebook Search Engine Lets Employers Find You

Resume Bear , a new Facebook search engine, gives employers and others access to your work and education history. If you join Identified, you can also use their search engine.

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. Our session is titled, Resumes Suck!

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Martin Luther King Jr., Social Media, and a Level Plain for Jobseekers

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. As resume writers, trainers, and job coaches, that same road remains intricate and delicate. Social Media, and a Level Plain for Jobseekers Martin Luther King Jr.,

The Resume as Part of Your Social Media Job Search Campaign

Career Realism


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Why You Need To “Own” Your Online Brand

Professional Resume Services

What comes up when your name is put in a search engine? Are you on social media with embarrassing pictures? Do what needs to be done to clean up your profiles on Facebook and the rest of the social media you are involved in.

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How a Robust Online Presence Helps You Land The Best Executive Jobs

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers routinely search for social proof (or online evidence) to corroborate the claims candidates make about themselves in their personal marketing materials (resume, biography, cover letters, etc.).

2017 180

Job Action Day-Opportunities Knock Harder When You Use Social Media

Career Solvers

This year I landed over a dozen long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. Too many job seekers expect to gain recognition and secure opportunities just by plastering their resume on umpteen job boards.

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The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. To build an online presence, you need to have a social media strategy. Social security number.

2015 216

6 Shocking Job Search Statistics I’m Discussing at #SXSWI


On Sunday, March 13 from 11:00-12:00 PM CST I’ll be taking the stage with my speaking partner in crime Carlos Gil for our SXSW Job Expo Session, Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media. Only 4% of Recruiters Don’t Use Social Media in Hiring.

2016 106

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

This is the kind of information you’ll need to communicate verbally, digitally and on paper – in your LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc. – One of the main problems is Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – the dreaded resume black hole. I won’t sugarcoat it.

2017 187

How to Modernize Your Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume format has gotten a modern upgrade. Just like how the search engine algorithms are constantly changing, methods of writing an effective resume are also prone to the latest trends. Incorporate these into your resume for the best results.

2015 267

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Beyond personal branding and this post on LinkedIn FAQs, I’ll be writing posts on the FAQs that represent the major road blocks and/or job search strategies they have told me they need help understanding, across these topics: Executive resumes.

2016 247

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

More content = More relevant keywords = Better personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or visibility. Need help with personal branding, your LinkedIn profile, resume and biography, and getting your executive job search on track.

2017 222

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

Storytelling allows you to make a more vibrant connection with people than the dry resume-speak too often used here. Your goal here is to strike a balance between personal branding and personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization), or hard vs. soft skills.

2016 245

Look, I Found My Personal Brand Doppelganger!

Executive Career Brand

Poor SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reduces impact and authority. LinkedIn, Google, and other search engines will view your profile as “duplicate content” and may place it further down in search results, below the “earlier” version created by the originator.

2016 233

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. Establish a home base for all your career and job search marketing materials, and social media activity.

2014 281

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

But they wisely realize that things can change at any time, so they want their LinkedIn profiles to be in place, and their personal marketing documents (resume, biography, etc.) Many executives have an aversion to social media, but they know they can’t ignore it entirely.

2015 238

The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

He had never been a Director or VP, yet the writer he hired to create his LinkedIn profile and resume had used both phrases in his headlines. Since your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page, it’s a prime spot for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

2017 182

Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) This helps search engines find your profile, even when people misspell your name in a search for you.

2016 240

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

By building content that is ever-mindful of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and finadable. Because and it also sits very high on the web page, this section is big search engine bait.

2017 185

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. A good-looking, well-written resume used to be king and, along with a strong network, just about all an executive needed to land a job. A great resume alone doesn’t cut it any more.

2017 143

7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

They’re looking for plenty of information about each candidate, and they want “ social proof ”, to validate the claims these candidates have made in their resumes and other personal marketing materials. Poor SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reduces impact and authority.

2017 149

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. Posts still to come: Executive Resume FAQs. Getting busy on other social networks – Twitter, Facebook, etc.

LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is one of the last of the big social media platforms to join the hashtag party, although they briefly toyed with them in 2013. Search engines don’t care whether or not you capitalize. My advice – Make your social media messaging even more potent.

2017 139

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

I want to determine whether or not they’re using LinkedIn to full advantage, and to find out more about them than what’s in the executive resume they’ve sent me. Before I first speak with prospective clients, I take a look at their LinkedIn profiles.

2015 198