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. So let’s discuss how social media can make YOU a more attractive product for any business or organization.

New Grads Embracing Social Media as Job Search Tool

Resume Bear

New college graduates are embracing social media as a job search tool, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Grads Use Social Media for Networking and Researching Employers. Approximately 41 percent of 2012 college graduates in the market for a job are using social media to help them land one, according to NACE’s 2012 Student Survey.

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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.

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. Not that we have to please everyone, but if there are a lot of folks who are irritated by a specific behavior (ahem…auto-direct messages on Twitter), we might think twice about engaging in that behavior via our personal or business social media channels.

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. An analytical mind-set — the ability to use analytical tools to interpret data and explain what the numbers really mean. Social Media Skills Are Marketable.

Social Media Powered HR: Are Resumes Finally Obsolete?

Workology

So far I’ve hired, managed and let go of a few people – all without ever seeing their resume. It’s the latest in social media-powered HR and it’s called Coffee. So far, it’s obvious that the Coffee user base is on the thinner side (they launched just a few months ago), however with more time and smart decisions, this app has the potential to become a formidable tool in any recruiter’s or HR manager’s arsenal.

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. Since it focuses on your professional history, it’s a live resume that many people see. And use social media indirectly.

Recruiting and Social Media for the Veteran Job Search

Competitive Resumes

I would love your feedback, especially if there are tools you need for your job search. His contributions have included in media outlets such as Career Builder, Monster, Career Attraction, and Military Times. 90-120 day mark before leaving is when he or she should be interview ready; not much time is spent on the resume, jobs again are technical. Karin Durkee ( @karindurk ) is the Director of Social Media for Corporate Gray.

5 Social Media Tools to Disrupt the Job Application Process

Competitive Resumes

An online job application is yesterday’s tool. To succeed, you have to disrupt the normal flow of internal job referrals, perform and get noticed showing social proof through your online presence, and offer value extending beyond a pay scale can measure. According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey , more than 60% of employers use social networking profiles to screen applicants. Using social networks is similar to team sports.

Social Media Spins Too Fast

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? Along with workshops on resume writing and coaching, topics covered included online identity and reputation management. We all really have no choice but to embrace social media. How Much Social Media Is Enough?

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.

Can Social Media Help Me Find a Job?

Resume Bear

But have you tried social media? Have the Right Social Media Accounts. Use the Tools That Are Available to You. There are many tools out there that are specific to jobseeking, several of which can be found on social media. Stay up-to-date on your job search and what is out there with social media tools. Make sure that you don’t use your social media sites and networking in a selfish way.

How to Get a New Job Using Social Media

Careers Done Write

Learning the ins and outs of using social media for job search can be quite an undertaking. Between LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, the three main social media sites, there is a lot to understand. In addition to the main social media sites, there are a variety of niche sites that can be very useful for making connections. Leverage various social media resources while keeping in mind the traditional avenues for uncovering potential opportunities.

The Effects of Social Media on Your Job Search

Career Alley

When is the last time you sat down with a newspaper to start looking for a job, dropped your resume off in person at a business, or even filled out a hard copy of a job application? We also tend to plaster our entire lives online without a second thought, something that’s a product of assuming that social media websites are more private then they are in actuality. Because of this, social media has the power to make or break a potential job position for you.

Social Media Helps Job Seekers Find Work

Workology

So when I say “Social Media can help you get a job” The replies are usually, only if you happen to be chatting to the right person, I didn’t think of Facebook like that or Yes I heard something about Twitter and jobs. Social Media is powerful and if you are currently looking for a job. You should be taking social media very seriously and be looking at what it can do for you. Make social media part of your marketing strategy.

Job Seekers, Can Social Media be Taught?

Resume Bear

I was teaching a class of career advisors over the last few weeks on how to instruct their clients on the proper use of social media in their job hunts. The reality is that the question of “Where to click” is the least of our worries when using social media. Second, YouTube has a plethora of free video training on all aspects of social media. The value that I strive to impart was the reason behind learning social media.

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. It’s all about creating a realistic strategic plan, and understanding that social media has a cumulative impact. is a post from: Executive Career Brand.

Social Media Week in NYC: Breaking Down the #smw140resume Event

Workology

Social Media Week 2013 Talks Twitter for the Job Search. What a lineup of organizations … all on one stage to serve up some job hunting advice with a twist of social media. How Should You Use Twitter and THE 140 CHARACTER RESUME? This event, hosted by The Muse , was all part of New York City’s Social Media Week (#smwNYC on Twitter). Download our free job seeker toolkit complete with resume and cover letter templates at no cost. .

Why corporate America needs to embrace social media

Resume Bear

Margo caught my attention over a year ago when I saw her omnipresence on numerous social media platforms. She is one of the most respected and well-connected individuals in the social media and human resource space today. She is a community leader, HR pro, social media advocate and entrepreneur. Cyndy: With the advent of social media , information seems to travel at the speed of light. Nothing is private on any social network.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Social Media to find a Job

Career Alley

Social media has changed the way we do many things. Using social media can easily give you an advantage in your job search. For your “friend” accounts make sure you take full advantage of the privacy settings or social media may actually cost you a job. Video Resumes. A recent video resume posted on Flickr received 200,000 hits, reaching far more eyes than a typical resume ever would.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People with Social Media

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? Snarkiness and downright rudeness seem to be on the rise across social media. Maybe more of it is coming my way, as my social network expands. How Much Social Media Is Enough?

Browseworthy: Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

Career Makeover Coach

15 More Tips on Social Media and Finding a Job: Six out of the 15 tips offered here focus on leveraging social media to learn and by doing so become a resource for your field or network. 10 Social Media Job Search Tips: My favorite tips from this post on the Social Media Commando blog focus on using blogs in your job search to find jobs and attract attention. Check out tip #6 on posting a video resume on YouTube.

As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk

Workology

Corporate Social Media Presents HR & Hiring Risk. 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.com to search across social media networks by keyword. That’s where the risk for potential social media discrimination sets in,” says employment law attorney and Partner at Kroman, Jackson, and Krantz, Jon Hyman.

Source Qualified Candidates on Social Media in Half the Time

Workology

For most recruiting departments, social media plays an important part of any hiring, recruiting, and employment branding process. Searching, combing and sourcing individual websites, communities and social networks takes an exhaustive amount of time and effort. Remarkable Hire (which I’ll refer to as RH) calls themselves a Social Evidence-based recruitment and sourcing tool. Candidate sourcing times can be reduced dramatically using this tool.

Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool

Executive Career Brand

To give you an idea, here’s what appears directly below my name in my email signature: C-level Executive Personal Branding & Job Search Strategist — Executive Resume, Biography, LinkedIn Profile, Google+ Profile, Online Presence, Career Brand Communications. Below that I note a few credentials, then list my social media links — blogsite, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter — and close with my contact info. 3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network.

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Your Focus on Social Media Should Be?

Resume Bear

Is it a marketing directive, or are you evolving into a social business? A tactical attempt at social means you’re very likely not centering around people, their needs and motivations – and the point is that this is social media, so people first. 3 – Define personas - start with understanding how your customers and relevant influencers use social media. This point is vital by some distance – it’s the key to the rest of social media marketing.

Five Helpful Methods of Incorporating Social Media as You Look for Work

Professional Resume Services

Professional Resume Services can help you with LinkedIn profile development! While the Internet—and especially social media—has been brushed off in the past as a means of finding work, it now can serve as an extremely valuable tool during your job search efforts. Social media is just that: social! Many of today’s social media platforms feature chat rooms about a myriad of subjects. Take Advantage of Popular Social Media Platforms.

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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 job sites have indeed revolutionized the online job space, leaving job seekers who are less technologically inclined and social media savvy with a major gap to mine. How Social Media Can Power Your Job Search.

How Recruiters Use Social Media to Find Talent & Hire Online

Workology

The sourcing recruiter, or researcher, performs advanced searches on Google, LinkedIn and other resume depositories, in order to build a list. Wait for a job opening, then submit a resume. Talent Communities as a Corporate Recruiting & Social Media Tool. Talent communities are starting to be built through social media channels as well. In 2011, the FTC set a precedent by approving social media’s use in employment background checks.

Every Generation Struggles With Social Media

Career Realism

A very successful executive career placement specialist was telling me how hard it is for her Baby Boomer clients to adopt social media in their job search. But, in my experience, I’ve found all generations experience very little reprieve when it comes to feeling comfortable with social media at first and then successfully using it for their job searching. An acceptance that social is somewhat useful. Gen Y Issues With Social Media.

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

JobMob

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. 17) Local craigslist postings – the obvious thing to do would be to check the ‘gigs’ section, but companies sometimes err and post ads in the resumes sections. Tools to use.

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. The downside to this approach is that the use of social media networking for job seekers is done primarily by ‘active’ candidates who are, for one reason or another ‘in the market’ looking for a new role.

Do You Have a Social Media Strategy for Your Executive Job Search?

Professional Resume Services

It’s no longer enough to look for a job through traditional methods such as submitting an application and resume through job listings. Social media has become essential to the C-level job search. Look for a Job via LinkedIn – LinkedIn Jobs makes it easier to use this social media site to find your next job. This tool will suggest jobs based on your profile. Engaging in LinkedIn can be a useful tool in helping you find your next C-level position.

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You’re Doing it Wrong: Expert Advice on Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Workology

Still trying to figure out how to use social media in your job search? It may not be that the social tools are worthless. According to experts in the social recruiting field, here are some other big no-no’s when it comes to social engagement. Recruiters are out on social networks trying to find you, so go out and find recruiters,” says Will Staney , director of recruiting at SuccessFactors.

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. 1) Just Like Businesses, the Job Seeker Also Needs to be Active in Social Media Don’t get me wrong, offline networking is another vital part of your job search. 3) Social Media for the Job Search is Not JUST About LinkedIn!

Social Media is a Must for Job Seekers

Water Cooler Wisdom

« How to Say No Without Looking Bad | Main | How to Collect Feedback on Your Performance » June 01, 2010 Social Media is a Must for Job Seekers Earlierthis year, I had the pleasure of meeting Shama Kabani, abrilliant and personable author who has written the new book, The Zen of Social Media Marketing. Employers look more andmore at an individual’s social capital. Karen: Where do you advise clients they should place their resumes online?

Now Hiring: Social Media & Communications Manager (Full-Time)

Career Realism

Now Hiring: Social Media & Communications Manager (Full-Time). Are you someone who loves to stay up-to-date with the latest trends on social media? Does researching new online marketing tools and strategies excite you? Do you love connecting with people via email and social media to communicate? We are looking for a full-time Social Media & Communications Manager who can bring in fresh perspective and enthusiasm to our company.

Define the Great Disruptor: “Social Media Networking” in the HR Sphere

Workology

Defining Social Media Networking in Business. Social media networks have been one of the most direct expressions of the internet’s ethos to arise in the past decade. As social media and social networking has evolved to be a functional tool of daily communication, the line between what is business and personal has blended. LinkedIn provides many tools and tutorials to help get you up and running.

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Is Social Media Recruitment A Good Idea?

Career Realism

Social media can be successfully used as a recruiting tool. Still, knowing how to use social networks for this purpose is of uttermost importance; whether you are going for HR jobs or a role in banking. Social media recruitment does have its advantages, but you should also keep the possible pitfalls in mind. Benefits Of Social Media Recruiting. A company’s active social network participation and presence is a must in today’s high tech world.

How To Utilize Social Media For Your Job Search

Career Realism

How To Utilize Social Media For Your Job Search. For the job search, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more) has become almost as common and expected as the resume. Over 90% of hiring managers and recruiters utilize social media in the hiring process—so you should, too. If you use it effectively, social media can make you stand out, communicate your value, and even help you combat negative circumstances that may be holding you back.

Every Generation Struggles With Social Media

Career Realism

A very successful executive career placement specialist was telling me how hard it is for her Baby Boomer clients to adopt social media in their job search. But, in my experience, I’ve found all generations experience very little reprieve when it comes to feeling comfortable with social media at first and then successfully using it for their job searching. Then… An acceptance that social is somewhat useful.

How To Best Showcase Your Skills With Social Media

Career Realism

It can be a real hazard when job hunting if your presence is focused more on the social aspect of social media, as employers may not ?nd Using business marketing tips as our inspiration, let’s take a look at a few ways you can best showcase your skills with social media: LinkedIn. Google+ is one of the fastest growing social networks. Other than Pinterest, there are few social media sites as visually pleasing at G+.

55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media

JobMob

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. 16) Local craigslist postings – the obvious thing to do would be to check the ‘gigs’ section, but companies sometimes err and post ads in the resumes sections. Tools to use.