Using Social Networks to Enhance your Career Prospects

Career Copilot

Today there aren’t many people who don’t have at least one social networking account. From Facebook, to LinkedIn, social networks provide the perfect opportunity for getting in touch with those you value the most, as well as broadening your horizons. When it comes to your career, you should exercise caution when social networking. Career Development business tips facebook for business facebook tips linkedin social networking twitter

Five Strategies for Leveraging Your Online Social Networks

Resume Bear

million participate in online social networks , compared to just 27 percent a year ago.&# networks. This article will provide five strategies for creating online social networking that will help you build your reputation and leverage your contacts.

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4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Blogging4jobs

26th on how to use social media and personal branding by clicking here. While social media seems to be infiltrating nearly every bit of your lives, what about work? A transformation is happening in the way senior leaders and HR professionals view social media. Social Sourcing.

How Social Networking Can Boost Your Career

The Undercover Recruiter

Traditional methods in searching for employment opportunities involved many time consuming consultations with CV agencies or browsing broadsheet newspapers… In 2014 the key method is social media. How Social Networking Can Boost Your Career.

What is a Social Network?

Blogging4jobs

What started as a simple network for college students to interact with their friends, college students at other schools, would go on to grow and develop into a worldwide communication platform that allows just about anyone in the world to interact and communicate with just about anyone else across the globe. That network would spur countless other similar platforms and social networks that would change the world and the way business as we knew it would be done going forward.

5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” While I don’t believe the first part of the saying (because what you don’t know will eventually catch up with you), the second part could not be more true with today’s social networks.

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Four years ago I published a post that became very popular – 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – in which I described some of the worst things executives in job search do, or neglect to do, on LinkedIn. Marks you as out of date with social media. Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

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How Social Networking Sites Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Resume Bear

After all, a scandalous picture or status update can doom your chances of bagging a respectable job, especially as more and more hiring managers take to social networking sites to screen prospective employees.

Social Network Drives Workplace Innovation & Productivity

Blogging4jobs

Corporate Social Media as Collaboration Alternative. Companies are considering internal social networks and corporate social media as providing the answer the employee productivity and performance puzzle. Workplace Social Networks Share Knowledge Best Practices.

FREE eBook on Smart Personal Branding with LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

In 2009 I wrote a little ebook for Job-Hunt.org on using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. With LinkedIn’s newest 2017 User Interface, I needed to do a major revamp of the ebook. 8 Reasons LinkedIn Is a Job Search Must. Which LinkedIn Sections to Use.

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How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

Executive Career Brand

Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface? How’s the New LinkedIn Different From the Old One?

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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. Why is LinkedIn SO Important?

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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 [.] Related posts: Can Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter Get You a Job? Social Networking Sites for Job Search.

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. A word of caution: NEVER post snarky comments on LinkedIn , or anywhere else.

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Oh, How the New LinkedIn Has Changed!

Executive Career Brand

Most of the strategies I recommend in them haven’t changed much over the past year but, as I got into LinkedIn particulars, I quickly realized that my content updates were going to take a lot longer than I anticipated. Because LinkedIn is such a robust social network.

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The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. 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.

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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.

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How to Engage in Social Networks for Your Job Hunt

The Undercover Recruiter

Social Job Seeker 2012 , Jobvite’s newest survey, asked job seekers how they used social networks for career advancement and job search. Having a Social Profile Isn’t Enough. The real value of social networking is the ability to connect and engage with people.

Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: No Professional Photo

Executive Career Brand

When I first viewed the LinkedIn profile of a recent client (a CFO job seeker), I knew something was fishy. He didn’t look anything like his LinkedIn profile photo. Why You Need a Photo on Your LinkedIn Profile. Choose your LinkedIn photo wisely.

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How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

One of the questions my c-suite and senior-level executive clients most frequently ask me is: Does it matter how many people I’m connected to on LinkedIn, and who should I connect with – everyone who asks? I’ve even had quite a few men connect with me who treated LinkedIn like a dating site.

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LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

Executive Career Brand

Promote Your Personal Brand Promise with LinkedIn Hashtags. 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. As of September 2016, hashtags are back on LinkedIn, maybe for good.

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Social Networking for Career Success, A CNN “Top 10 Job Tweeter”

Resume Bear

Are you using social media tools well enough to help your cause? I’ve met a lot of people who know how to use Twitter, have a profile on LinkedIn, use Facebook every day and even blog, but don’t understand how those resources can actually help them land a job or gig.

Creating Your Network on LinkedIn

Career Alley

No one will dispute the fact that LinkedIn is one of the best job search tools on the Internet. But LinkedIn did not start life as purely a job search tool, it started as a networking tool with job search as an afterthought. LinkedIn will now help you.

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Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn. Build Your LinkedIn Profile. Build and Engage Your LinkedIn Network.

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The Social Networking Mistake That Could Hurt Your Job Search

Career Realism

Using the Internet has become a great resource to job seekers but it also comes with its own set of pitfalls – especially in regards to social networking. 1 Social Networking Mistake. Make your personal social networking profile settings private.

Do You Suffer from Social Network Overload? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Are you obsessed with social media? Do you suffer from social network overload? 2 out of 3 people are worried about missing something important if they don’t keep an eye on social networks. The most active network for sharing is Foursquare.

Personal Brand Buzzkill: Snarky Comments on LinkedIn Pulse

Executive Career Brand

I post articles nearly every week on LinkedIn’s Pulse platform. Unless of course you have numbers on the deaths resulting from LinkedIn mistakes.” I never respond to such comments – on LinkedIn posts, my own blogs or anywhere else. Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

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3 Important LinkedIn Profile Housekeeping Tasks

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers have a “ build it and forget it ” mindset when it comes to their LinkedIn profiles. So, they scramble to get their LinkedIn profiles up to snuff. For help, read my post, When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

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Deadly LinkedIn Mistake: Forgetting LinkedIn Groups

Executive Career Brand

How many LinkedIn Groups do you belong to and actively use? I review lots of LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. They’re missing out on one of LinkedIn’s most powerful features. Why Are LinkedIn Groups So Valuable in Job Search? How to Use LinkedIn Groups.

How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. Then you’ll network your way into the companies you’ve targeted those job search marketing collaterals towards, whether or not they’ve posted openings for jobs you want. How to Build Your Executive Network.

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The Use of Different Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

The Mindset Divide – how people use different social networks is extremely interesting. People spend time on personal networks, where-as they invest time on professional networks. RELATED: INFOGRAPHIC: How To Dazzle Recruiters with Your Social Media Profiles.

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. No matter, most anyone with a career or doing business in any way needs a complete LinkedIn profile. What’s so important about the LinkedIn Summary section? Get the Most Out of LinkedIn.

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The Value of Blogging Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

Did you know that LinkedIn offers a long-form publishing (or blogging) platform? Using LinkedIn’s Pulse, you’ll reap many of the benefits of having your own blog, with almost none of the headaches. Share the post on other social media outlets.

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How Do I Rebuild My Network for Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

4 Steps to Revive and Expand Your Network. We discuss the fact that, by far, networking is the best way to land a job and that job boards yield dismal results. They’re concerned, and rightly so, that they neglected their network once they landed their current or most recent job.

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

Executive Career Brand

How LinkedIn Remains Invaluable To Me, and To All Executive Job Seekers. I was noodling around on my LinkedIn Settings page when I noticed something at the top of the page. I now rely heavily on social media to market and promote the services I offer. LinkedIn Groups.

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Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

Executive Career Brand

This compilation of past posts about using LinkedIn for executive job search follows up a 3-part series of posts I wrote about a year ago, How to Use the New LinkedIn for Executive Personal Branding. The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords.

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10 Ways to Build a Killer Web Presence Without Social Networking

JobMob

How to build your online reputation without social media networks or your own blog. You can influence your online reputation by keeping a career blog or using social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter, very beneficial if you do it right. Social bookmarking.

4 Questions to Choose the Right B2B Social Networking Site

Career Makeover Coach

When it comes to using social networking for business, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are considered the trifecta for most business professionals. There are other social networking platforms that may be more beneficial for you.

Why LinkedIn Rocks!

Catherines Career Corner

Explore why LinkedIn rocks for professionals. If you are an ‘old skool’ type of professional and you can’t stand social media or the thought of incessantly being clued to your mobile phone to ‘like’, share, retweet or post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, LinkedIn is one networking social media platform that you should not ignore. [.]. The post Why LinkedIn Rocks! Related posts: Can Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter Get You a Job?

5 Surprising Things LinkedIn Says You Can’t Do

Executive Career Brand

Have you ever taken a look at the LinkedIn User Agreement? A scary thought, since so many people rely on LinkedIn for executive job search, career and business management. 5 Surprising LinkedIn User Agreement Violations. Invite people you do not know to join your network.

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