Social Media – Is it Really Bad For Us?

Ms. Career Girl

So, is social media bad for us? For some, the mere mention of the phrase “social media” can turn them away from whoever uttered it. But maybe social media is simply getting a bad rap. According to a new study by Carphone Warehouse, being on social media can have surprising benefits. It got us thinking – perhaps there’s more to social media than doomsday headlines might suggest. Social media can bring families closer together.

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


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Branding Yourself Using Social Media

Position Ignition

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 & BrandingTo brand yourself is to treat yourself like a brand and market that brand to people you want to attract and get noticed by.

Social Media: When Sociology and Technology Collide


What is Social Media? It’s a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. Three years ago, this was part of the definition of Social Media given by, as stolen from Wikipedia. Technology fails because people fail. It doesn’t matter how many friends technology brings you.

5 Cool Tools for Corporate Social Media


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.

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. Welcome to the 2nd annual Veteran’s Day edition.

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.

Employers Blocking Employees from Social Media Access

Resume Bear

It’s not that I find the pain of employees funny, but the shortsightedness of companies in their efforts to ignore new technologies always makes me wonder what they are thinking. Over the course of my career, I have worked for companies ranging from small boutique shops all the way up to Fortune 500 and 100 companies and my experience has been that the bigger the shop, the more resistant to new technologies the decision-makers are. What Generates The Resistance To New Technologies?

How #HR & Your Workplace Use Social Media #SHRM14


Yesterday, I presented at the SHRM 2014 Annual on How to Integrate Social Media and Technology Into Your Workplace Communication & Engagement Strategy. As part of my presentation I released a portion of my workplace social media survey. We are rewarded for being risk averse through promotions and career changes which makes using innovation, technology and social media very scary. MOST IMPORTANT USES OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

History of Terminations & Firings Because of Employee Social Media


It is a digital and social media world we are living in with the use of social media, blogging, video tablets and smartphones only growing in popularity. This new level of personal and professional transparency combined with the availability of mobile technology heightens the likelihood that your workplace will be impacted with social media in some way. Fired Because of Social Media.

Social Media: Never on Sunday?

Executive Career Brand

Executive Career Services Samples - Executive Resume and Biography Targeted Company and Industry Research for Executive Job Search Best of About Meg Master Resume Writer Reach Certified Online Identity Strategist Publications Testimonials Contact Social Media: Never on Sunday? We talked a bit about how far we’ve come with the Internet and technology. NO SOCIAL MEDIA OR COMPUTERS AT ALL ON SUNDAYS!!! How Much Social Media Is Enough?

New Jobs in the Social Media Industry

Resume Bear

Guest post by Barry Magennis - If you have a creative flare and are considering a career change then you could give the Social Media industry a thought. With the development of the social media age many new websites are emerging with thousands of new job vacancies, however there is no need here for the traditional media roles such as journalist. Another growing trend in jobs creation in the social media industry is that of online reputation management.

Social Media Strategy for Career Management

Position Ignition

Social media is impacting the world of work. What is social media? Social media is about social science, not technology. Social media channels are a conduit to building virtual social networks and relationships with feeling, caring, passionate, thinking professional people. At Work Issues Careers Advice Networking Social Media and Branding

Can Social Media Help Me Find a Job?

Resume Bear

But have you tried social media? Have the Right Social Media Accounts. 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. They can be the first line to let you know when there are openings in their company or to let you know of cutting-edge technology that can help you get that new job.

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media


This is a two part series on corporate social media risk. Check out Part 1: As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. HR’s Role in Workplace and Social Media Adoption. Organizations particularly in the human resources industry are finally taking notice with SHRM, the Society of Human Resource Management releasing findings from their Social Media in the Workplace Survey with Part 3 released in October of 2011.

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. Forums in finance, technology, marketing, or other specialty areas can be a rich source of networking contacts.

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.

Job Seekers: Using Social Media for Job Hunting


Many employers have figured out how to use social media to improve their corporate and employment brand. This 950-Million Member social platform is a great place to really dig into a company’s culture. Perhaps after reviewing social channels, the job seeker realizes that he is not a fit – this is good for all. This massive network serves as a professional social channel where the job seeker can learn about current employees. Twitter Using SOcial Media video

Industries That Benefit the Most from Social Media

Resume Bear

More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal. Customers expect to be able to connect with brands they care about, and those who do this well can enjoy the benefits of what social media can do. But there are some industries that seem to take advantage of social media better than others. Whatever the reason, these industries are finding that social media is an incredibly beneficial tool.

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.

Social Media Tip – Profile Pic Consistency

Resume Bear

If you use social media for business, promotion and/or job seeking purposes or just want to create a cohesive social brand / footprint, you may want to consider using the same profile picture for your various accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Empire Avenue, your blog, etc. When I first started being active on Twitter about six months ago, my social mentor Gail Houston ( @ghouston ) recommended that I use the same professional headshot throughout.

How to Create Content that Gets Shared on Social Media

The Undercover Recruiter

So how do you create content that gets shared on social media? To answer this question I’ve had a chat with Steve Rayson, co-founder of Buzzsumo, a social search tool designed to support content marketers in finding great content and. How to Create Content that Gets Shared on Social Media. Employer Employer Branding Podcast Technology content marketing curate employee advocacy podcast recruitment marketing Social Media

How to Makeover Your Resume for Social Media Marketing

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In the past decade, the job market has been adapting to the growing technological age we live in today. This is vitally important for those interested in getting into social media professionally because the entire industry thrives on snappy marketing and wit by nature. Here is some advice to help aspiring social media marketers spice up their resumes and LinkedIn profiles and land better job opportunities. Get to the meat of your social media skills.

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.

6 Techniques for Using Social Media to Seek New Opportunities

The Undercover Recruiter

If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even if you just want to surf around the web for attractive job opportunities, I recommend that you begin with social media channels! 6 Techniques for Using Social Media to Seek New Opportunities. Job Search Life Skills Social Media Technology Career Career Advice Hiring job job hunt Job Hunting job search LinkedIn Networking new opportunities Personal Branding social recruiting tips

How Social Media is Threatening Job Monogamy


As technology grows and develops, we will have easier access to just about everything in our lives, so keeping employees committed will be an ever-evolving challenge for human resources professionals. Job Search Social Media Work Job Monogamy jobs Online DatingHave you ever browsed the web at work and stumbled upon job postings? It’s easy to do considering they’re everywhere – you’ll find them on LinkedIn, Twitter, professional development websites and more.

Social Media: The Virtues and Dangers

The Undercover Recruiter

About a month ago, I wrote a blog about social media and employee rights in the workplace. When I showed it to one of my coworkers, she responded by saying, “ YOU wrote a blog on social media?! I thought you were anti-social media? ” For the record, I’m not anti-social media, but I admit I have been cautious about embracing it. I view social media as a double-edged sword, especially for the recruiting industry.

Learning Social Media is Easy in Small Bites!


Has learning social media turned your business world upside down? Are you still struggling with how to apply social media to your business strategies? Learning social media and embracing technology puts you in a vulnerable spot. I’ve spoke with countless boomer-age executives who admit that they only have a “surface knowledge” of social media, but know they need to learn more. Learning Social Media with Business Leaders.

4 Time Saving Social Media Tips for #HR & #Recruiting


Looking for more social media time saving tips and secrets for HR, Human Capital Consultants, Recruiters and Business Partners? Sometimes people tell me they are too busy and have too much to do to manage their social media, but I think that’s just an excuse to avoid what people are uncomfortable with or don’t understand. Until recently, I managed my business as me alone blogging, consulting, accounting and social media operating as everything.

Job Hunting on Social Media – Where Next?

Position Ignition

A recent survey conducted by Jobvite, an organisation who specialise in recruitment technology solutions, revealed that 52% of all job seekers have used Facebook to look for work, 38% have used LinkedIn, and 34% have used Twitter – this includes both active and passive jobseekers.

Social Media & Privacy? We Should Just Stop Caring.


I know things are constantly changing and ALL of us have seen some sort of technological advancement in the world. I know many of you are afraid of social media. Social Media is here to stay. I want to tell you Social Media has done so much for my career, and I know it can help yours also. Social Media Okay- so I know I will be aging myself by saying some of the things I am about to say to you.

The Four (make that FIVE) C’s of Social Media

Resume Bear

The five C’s of social media. Posted by Colin in The Social Web on June 30th, 2008 |. I wanted to share this information as it is relevant, and of course it makes sense to start thinking of what Social Media REALLY is all about. Yesterday I wrote about the five base opportunities afforded us by social media and wanted to expand on them a little. Doing” social media is more than just a blog or a tweet. Social Media Why ResumeBear?

Using Social Media for Business Networking


A few months ago, after years of becoming completely entrenched in social media, I decided to do a Google and LinkedIn search. He owns and runs a company, Peacock Promotions , in the Northern Midwest and has been a key vendor for my company’s promotional materials/products and I coached him a bit on how to use social/new media to further promote his business. Social Media allows for this.

Are Recruiters Hiding Behind Social Media?

The Undercover Recruiter

A quick scan across my inbox, social platforms and notifications and I have messages requesting me to email someone else; tweets with email addresses requiring a reply of more than 140 characters (with more than one contact there are a series of tweets and emails attempting to schedule in phone calls and too many to breakdown conversations that I am both tagged but not interested in nor adding any value to – thanks anyway though!). Social media marketing has a role.

Monster Unveils Facebook Based Social Media Tool BeKnown at SHRM


Minutes ago Monster Worldwide, most known for its dominance in the job board industry unveiled its Facebook based social media engagement tool BeKnown at the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference. Monster taps into their 6Sense Semantic Search Technology to offer what they say is better search and integration for their human resources and recruiting clients who are looking to integrate social media into their hiring and candidate recruiting strategy.

College Students Still Unsure of Social Media Job Search


When it comes to social media recruitment, much of the reluctance stems from the unknown on the organization’s part – where to start, who “owns” it, what the strategy is, etc… However, once these initial fears and obstacles are conquered, many employers enjoy using social platforms to showcase employer brand, engage their talent community, advertise job openings and source new talent. Many Students Still Unsure of the Social Media Job Search.

Research Reveals How Labor Unions Use Social Media


LabourStart’s Finding on Unions Sharing Information with Technology. Yesterday, I hosted a webinar titled, “Understanding Unions, NLRB, and Social Media.” I wanted to share this data with my readers on how labor unions are using social media to organize and communicate to their members, potential members, and others before, during, and after their union campaigns. Last year, I wrote about How HR is Using Social Media.

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The Evolving Rules of Social Media


How often should you update your social media profiles? My personal social media philosophy has always been: There are an awful lot of details available about you on the internet- take control of your online persona and have what YOU control be the dominating sources, the highest ranked listings in a Google search about you. Because I want to continue to use social media in my work and just like any other tool, there are evolving rules regarding its use.

How to Choose a Social Media Profile Picture

Resume Bear

Hi there, The Digital Marketer here, ready to help you put the power of the Internet and technology to work for your business. I’m always thinking about how I can make the image in my social media profiles better reflect who I am. What Should Your Social Media Profile Picture Be? I tend to use a photograph of myself as the image in most of my social media profiles. Why so much thought about social media avatars?

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners!

Resume Bear

Our third-annual social media blog contest generated nearly 600 nominations (almost twice as many as last year’s contest). Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things). 1: Social Mouths. ViralBlog provides a daily stream of social media trends and inspiration through case studies and other interesting articles.

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Social Media Recruiting to Grow Further in 2011

Careers Done Write

In terms of cost effective candidate sourcing, more and more firms are looking to social media to tap into the passive candidate pool. According to a 2010 report by Jobvite, a recruiting software firm based out of Northern California, social networks lead all other recruiting channels for planned investment by employers as the economy recovers. The shift towards social media for staffing is a trend that is not likely to stop any time soon.

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How Internal Social Media Platforms Drive Dolla Dolla Bills


This is a two part series on Internal Social Media. We’re living in a world where all our technologies, tools, team members and clients are competing for attention. Uses of Social Media at Work. Over the years, I’ve talked a great deal about the uses of social media in the workplace. Notice productivity isn’t one of the uses for social media. How Enterprise Social Media Platforms Benefit Organizations.

How Employers Use Social Media for Talent Attraction in 2015 [STUDY] #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

In a day and age where business has become predominantly digital, most business leaders understand the importance of integrating social media into their sales and marketing strategies, however, many fail to consider it when it comes to attracting the top candidates to their organisation. How Employers Use Social Media for Talent Attraction in 2015 [STUDY] #TechTuesday.

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