5 Benefits of Social Networks at Work


The use of internal social networks within your organization has the potential to make a huge difference within your organization. They provide a way for employees to interact and develop as well as give leadership insight into who their employees are and what makes them tick. Because social networks are dual purpose, the really do allow for a heightened level employee interaction and input. HR social networks at work

Top Companies Leverage Internal Social Networks


At the recent Working Mother Women’s Leadership Summit on Social Business, Sandy Carter, VP Social Business Evangelism at IBM, reported that 43% of companies are using social networks both internally and externally. She also cited a recent a McKinsey Global Institute Study (July 2012) revealing that 90% of businesses integrating social networks are experiencing a 25% lift in productivity.


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How To Educate And Enable A Passive Social Network

Tim's Strategy

To recognize those in your network who are asking for more. And stop allowing your social network to use them. That begins with you providing your social network with specific and tangible job search objectives. They want to see you play a leadership role in your own search. Social Networking code words conversation educate enable identify ignite job leads Job Search passives search social network social networking specific

These 30 Social Networking Blunders Can Derail Your Job Search

Catherines Career Corner

Written by Catherine Adenle “In this difficult job market, online networking is an important piece of the puzzle for workers wishing to build professional relationships, and ultimately, connect with their next great job,” said Liz Harvey, senior director of online products [.] Social Networking Sites for Job Search.

5 Companies That Have Benefited From Strong LGBTQ+ Leadership

Career Realism

The list of companies positively impacted by LGBTQ+ leadership is growing by the year. Here is a list of only a handful of companies that have benefited from LGBTQ+ leadership. Grindr Grindr is the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people.

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4 Rules Of Exceptional Networking For Executives By Executives

Career Realism

Subsequently, the need for executives to rethink how they nurture their network is paramount. In a recent community Zoom with execs, the topic of online networking got emotional. The focus on channels and content switched to how people were treating people networking online.

2021 82

3 Ways To Make Your Online Networking Count

Executive Career Brand

The best way to land your next great-fit gig is networking – fortified by targeting and personal branding built around your value to target employers. Along with so many other aspects of executive job search in the digital age, networking has changed and expanded. Sticking solely to older methods — phone calls, in-person networking events, snail mail, etc. Neglecting social networking has damaging effects: You’ll seriously limit avenues to opportunities.

2016 162

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

Executive Career Brand

And you need to keep yourself and your personal brand top-of-mind with your ever-expanding network. This is not the place to put phrases like “Open to Network” or “Seeking Opportunities in XYZ”. Build a personal brand communications plan to leverage the LinkedIn features that will keep you top-of-mind with your network, and compel new people to view your profile. Keep expanding your LinkedIn network. Activities with your networks or LinkedIn Groups.

2017 136

3 Secrets to Thought Leadership on LinkedIn

Corn on the Job

LinkedIn is the perfect avenue to begin developing your thought leadership and build trust and credibility with your community. LinkedIn was previously a social network used strictly for job seekers. Today, it is a professional social network where employees, employers and job seekers alike can manage their contacts, make connections and uncover new opportunities. Career Advice Social Media Job Seeker Linkedin Networking Online Reputation Thought Leadership

C-suite Executives and Social Media: Are You Resistant or Engaged?

Executive Career Brand

A survey by Brandfog, a global social media and digital reputation consulting firm, indicates that social media engagement by companies’ c-suite executives is more critical than ever: “Conversations taking place on Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Medium, YouTube, Instagram and other social channels do not stop because management is not looking. Alternatively, C-suite executives who embrace social media gain a competitive edge.

Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? Networking is the best way to land a job. You need to identify the right people to network with – recruiters and employees at the companies you’re targeting – and “meet” them where they hang out. These days, most of them are active on social media – LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, etc. – that is, networking?

The Real Secrets of Personal Branding

Professional Resume Services

You could start with developing your LinkedIn profile , attending networking events or other functions. Your content should clearly show your expertise, the values you bring, your leadership style and what sets you apart from other people who have similar levels of expertise. Blog Career & Workplace Networking Resumes Social Marketing/Online Branding Branding c-level personal branding employment erin kennedy LinkedIn Profile Development social networking

2018 146

3 Neglected, But Simple, Personal (Social) Branding Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Social media – include links to each of your accounts, if you’re active there. LinkedIn – your LI URLTwitter – your Twitter URLFacebook – your Facebook URL[list other applicable social media]. Senior Change Management Executive“Operational excellence – results through strong leadership”Performance Management | Strategy & Planning | Organizational Structure & Process Management | Talent Development & Team-Building | Risk Mitigation | Regulatory Compliance.

2017 170

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful tool for online personal branding, networking and career management. Your branded LinkedIn profile helps position your promise of value (or personal brand) to your target employers, advance your thought leadership, and expand your brand community. Networking is the best way to land your next great gig. LinkedIn offers the best social networking experience.

2016 170

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Build and Engage Your LinkedIn Network. Develop a strategy and scripts to connect with people you don’t know, who will be important to network with. Join and participate regularly in LinkedIn Groups to demonstrate your thought leadership and subject matter expertise. Reach out to your network regularly to see how they’re doing, offer support, and pass along something of interest to them.

2016 198

How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

What you can do with a bio that you can’t do as well with a resume: Showcase your leadership and management acumen through softer skills and “good fit” attributes, and link them to your value proposition. How do you describe your leadership style? Follow up networking events by sending your bio (or variation) to people you’ve connected with.

2017 169

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs. Networking gets your foot in the door and helps you become at least a somewhat known entity, instead of responding to job board postings (which are designed to rule people out) and becoming part of the vast unknown pool of candidates. As much as possible, keep pace with your younger competitors who are social media savvy, active on various social networks, and have built a strong online presence.

2016 176

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. But always remember – If you’re in a confidential job search, be very careful of your activity on social media, and any content you post anywhere online. Establish a home base for all your career and job search marketing materials, and social media activity. Get Busy on Social Networks.

2014 192

How to Use Personal Branding to Your Advantage

Professional Resume Services

Every industry has a network, and people within the network have different impressions of people. You can use this reputation boost to your advantage by seeking leadership opportunities, speaking at engagements, hosting networking events or any other opportunities that arise. Make Contacts Outside Your Current Professional Network. Every executive has heard and knows about the importance of c-level personal branding.

2018 136

More About Leadership At Facebook | Work It Daily

Career Realism

More About Leadership At Facebook | Work It Daily Work It Daily. Facebook is one of the world’s largest and most successful social networking platforms, with the goal of bringing the world closer together. The leadership team at Facebook is very proactive and hands-on, offering their feedback and providing insight to employees every day. menlopark #CA #facebook #tech #largebiz #leadership #collaborativeenvironment #openconcept #encouragefeedback.

2018 41

5 Leadership Predictions for 2011

Water Cooler Wisdom

« Remove the Barriers to Real Work | Main | New Years Resolution: Dont Insult Potential Partners » December 23, 2010 5 Leadership Predictions for 2011 2010 is quickly coming to a close, and fortunately, so is the recession that left most leaders fearing for the future of their organizations.  especially, requires early and ongoing leadership development training as they prepare to take on retiring Boomers' responsibilities at a younger age.

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If All Else Fails in Executive Job Search, Read the Directions

Executive Career Brand

They’re looking for “ social proof ” to back up the claims you’ve made about yourself in your resume and other career documents. Social Networking / Social Media / In-Person Networking. Networking helps you penetrate the “ hidden” job marke t, where the perfect job for you may be. Build a realistic personal brand communications plan that includes various in-person activities and social media.

2016 161

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Neglecting SEO and Keywords

Executive Career Brand

It may be the best place online to reconnect with your neglected network, expand your network to include new people (including recruiters), and demonstrate your subject matter expertise and thought leadership. I don’t recommend this, but even if you passively sit back and don’t take advantage of the many networking activities and features LinkedIn offers, a fully fleshed out, keyword-rich LinkedIn profile will help you land a great-fit gig.

2015 160

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Related posts: Social Proof: Where Online Presence Meets Personal Branding. Embrace Social Media. Go beyond creating social media profiles and take advantage of all that these platforms offer to demonstrate your subject matter expertise and thought leadership, and stay top-of-mind with your target employers. Network into the Hidden Job Market. Build a networking strategy that includes in-person interactions (networking events, etc.),

2015 165

Leadership is About Influence, Not Control

Career Realism

As I continue in my adventure, process and journey with social networking both for business and personal, I am intrigued by this designation, of being a “social influencer?&# Climbing the Ladder advice blog career expert leadership managementWho anointed people as such? What are the criteria for qualifying for this they are using? People of influence are all. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

Personality and leadership style are important qualities to employers. Now youre ready to write the content for all your personal marketing collaterals, plan your job search strategy, and begin networking your way into a great-fit job. How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job. You need to do 3 important things first to prepare.

2014 196

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

Executive Career Brand

Part of the drill for successful executive job search is building online presence and brand evangelism , expanding your network, and staying top-of-mind with people who can help you meet your career goals. Lots of people on LinkedIn have lots to say, providing you plenty of opportunity to find relevant articles, on a variety of topics, where you can post compelling comments that drive the conversation and support your thought leadership. LinkedIn Network Updates.

2016 147

Remembering Facebook vs Google+: The Value of the Rally BHAG.

The HR Capitalist

But step away from the politics and the obvious corrosive, addictive drawbacks of social media, and you'll see a company that has fought like hell, got lucky at times and generally rallied the troops better than most around BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals).

2021 155

5 Reasons Your LinkedIn Profile Isn’t Working

Executive Career Brand

But, when you’re in networking and job search mode, you need to make use of the LinkedIn “active” features that help you connect and stay top-of-mind with people, and demonstrate your thought leadership and subject matter expertise. Many executives have an aversion to social media, but they know they can’t ignore it entirely. LinkedIn is an excellent tool for both passive and proactive executive job search.

2015 165

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Executive branding encompasses personal and business attributes, and zeroes in on your leadership qualities that drive high-performing teams to deliver (or over-deliver) on goals, increase profitability, boost productivity, decrease expense, etc. With the above items under your belt, you’re ready to start networking your way into opportunities at your target companies.

2015 165

Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

This means that it is possible to get your content to rank organically for ultra-competitive search terms, at least as it relates to your social connections within Google Plus. Few, if any, other social networks can provide that kind of benefit.” Social Proof: Where Online Presence Meets Personal Branding. Many of the c-suite and senior-level executive job seekers I encounter are not familiar with Google+.

2013 156

10 Blogs for Job Search, Personal Branding and Career Help

Executive Career Brand

Not only focused on job search, careers and personal branding, the sites I’ve chosen also speak to marketing, social media, leadership, technology and personal development. Social Media Today. Blogging Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Personal & Career Branding LinkedIn Social Media & Social Networking blogs career

2013 177

How to Write and Use An Executive Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

Showcase your leadership and management acumen through softer skills and “good fit” attributes, and link them to your value proposition. When you’re revving up your network(s) to help you reach your career goals in job search, provide them with your bio, instead of your resume. My c-suite and senior-level executive clients often ask me why they need an executive biography and how to use it.

2014 155

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Generic, Short Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

Include a saying you’re known for, or describe your leadership style, or your philosophy. How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job. Executive Career Management Executive Job Search Executive Personal & Career Branding LinkedIn Online Presence & Online Reputation Management Social Media & Social Networking personal branding social mediaBefore I first speak with prospective clients, I take a look at their LinkedIn profiles.

2015 147

There’s a Helluva Lotta Work in NetWORKing


Takes Work to Network. I love the industry in which I work: HR, HR Technology, Recruiting, Recruiting Technology, Marketing, Social Media, Business, and Strategy all combine to create “where” I work and “what” I do. There is always a sense of urgency, always a need to be fulfilled, always a reason to network, always a hunger for more knowledge. Networking takes Work. Why is it that so many forget the purpose of extended networking?

2013 106

FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

Your branded LinkedIn profile helps position your promise of value to your target employers, advance your thought leadership, and expand your brand community. Networking to uncover leads and stay top-of mind with people who can help you are the best ways to land your next great gig. LinkedIn is the most important place for professional social networking. Having a strong LinkedIn profile indicates that you’re social media savvy and up-to-date with the new world of work.

2017 103

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.). There are many ways to expand your online presence , but one of the best ways to fill the social proof gap holding back most executive job seekers is to build a personal website/blogsite.

2017 116

Should You Separate “Personal Life” on Your Enterprise Network?


More than 300,000 companies, including 85% of the Fortune 500, have implemented enterprise social networks to connect the right people to share information and drive communications, innovation and engagement. Social networks such as IBM Connections, Yammer, Jive, Chatter, MoxieSpaces, NewsGator, tibbr, SocialCast, etc. Most social networks have a section to list your hobbies- and encourage like-interest clubs to promote engagement across business lines.

2014 104

5 Ways to Keep Your Executive Job Search Confidential on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

Turn off notifications to your network. Before you make any changes to your LinkedIn profile or add new content, temporarily change the settings on your profile for notifications to your network. To temporarily turn off network notifications: Go to “Privacy & Settings” accessed in the drop-down menu when you hover over your photo avatar in the upper right-hand corner of your profile. How to successfully job hunt on LinkedIn without people knowing.

2016 125

How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

Executive Career Brand

Focus on tweeting and retweeting relevant info that reinforces your brand, thought leadership, subject matter expertise, and value to your target market. All the more reason to follow the networking (online and offline) golden rule, and network even when you don’t need to. Practice “give to get” networking and stay ever-connected to your network.

2014 163

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search Part – 4

Executive Career Brand

Two Little-Known Ways to Master The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Part 3 – Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. By now, most job seekers should be aware of the well-known places to build their brand and online presence – LinkedIn, a personal website or blogsite, Twitter, other social networks, etc. Out-of-network members can follow the writer and receive updates of new posts.

2017 104

10 Years on LinkedIn – Why It’s Still Indispensable To Me

Executive Career Brand

I now rely heavily on social media to market and promote the services I offer. Other than that first static website and using email, I had no involvement with social media. So many social media platforms come and go within a handful of years. I’ve accepted that, due to the ever-changing nature of social media, LinkedIn will continuously tweak and update features and functionality. I rely on my annual re-certification training for the Reach Social Branding Analyst.

2017 113

Online Presence and Personal Brand Management: 5 Things to Remember

Executive Career Brand

They want to know that potential leaders of their organizations are savvy with social media and technology. ? They want to see social proof of all the claims you’ve made in your career marketing materials. Your social media footprint provides them insight into your passions, interests, thought leadership, communication skill, potential culture-fit, and other valuable information, that fills out the resume you may have sent them.

2013 164