Posts tagged "Social Media"
5 Strategies to Improve Your Job Search

5 Strategies to Improve Your Job Search

 Focus your resume and LinkedIn profile on your impact.  Hiring managers and recruiters care about the impact  you had on the company you work(ed) for.  It’s the only indicator of probable future impact, on their company.  Read my blog posts about adding accomplishments to your resume and using the “so what” test to zero in... ...Continue Reading
7 Ways Unemployed People Can Show Employers Their Skills are Up-to-Date

7 Ways Unemployed People Can Show Employers Their Skills are Up-to-Date

If you’ve been unemployed for many months, it’s difficult to overcome the perception that your skills aren’t up-to-date. Here are 7 ways to keep current and showcase your value to potential employers. Take classes. Going to school is a great way to keep your skills up-to-date and fill in skills gaps. There are endless learning... ...Continue Reading
3 Key Social Media Tools for Job Search

3 Key Social Media Tools for Job Search

Social media is all about creating and maintaining a network of people you like, respect, and have some kind of affinity with. These are the 3 key social media sites I use and that I recommend for job seekers. 1. LinkedIn. I talk about it all the time – LinkedIn is the place to find... ...Continue Reading
How to Get a Job:  The ABC's of Job Search

How to Get a Job: The ABC’s of Job Search

When I was 16, my parents told me to get a job. I had not a clue about how to do that. There was no internet then so I couldn’t look up how to get a job. I suppose I could have asked the school Guidance Counselor but it didn’t occur to me to ask... ...Continue Reading
Do I Really Have to Use LinkedIn? Or, You Can Improve Your Job Search With Social Media

Do I Really Have to Use LinkedIn? Or, You Can Improve Your Job Search With Social Media

Fast Company magazine just ran a piece on how big companies are using social media for recruiting, especially to get the most capable candidates.  Take a look at the infographic toward the bottom to see some fascinating statistics about which companies are really using LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook – and the results they get. LinkedIn... ...Continue Reading
How a Long-term Unemployed Job Seeker Can Get Relevant Work Experience

How a Long-term Unemployed Job Seeker Can Get Relevant Work Experience

Long-term unemployed people do have a disadvantage when it comes to landing a “right fit” job. This infographic shows that 36% of recruiters think people are disadvantaged in job search when they are unemployed more than 6 months (26 weeks). Meghan Biro reminds us that officially there are 4.8 million people out of work at least... ...Continue Reading
What's New About Hiring Practices, Really?

What’s New About Hiring Practices, Really?

Is there anything REALLY new about hiring? Yes, and no. I just read a really interesting article by the CEO of Skillshare global learning community, Michael Karnjanaprakorn, positing that the growth of self-education is eroding the importance of traditional education for people who want to succeed in their careers.  He then goes on to extrapolate... ...Continue Reading
Why I'm Hosting the Send is Forever Webinar on 3/14/12

Why I’m Hosting the Send is Forever Webinar on 3/14/12

Do you get the results you want from e-mails you send? Is your first communication making a great impression? Do you know what happens to your email after you send it? Do you know who sees your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter posts? Even if you think you’ve made it private? Do you wonder why you... ...Continue Reading
Job Seekers Beware! Employers Now Want Your Social Media Password

Job Seekers Beware! Employers Now Want Your Social Media Password

I read a shocking article today about some employers and colleges asking to see people’s Facebook pages, and insisting on being able to monitor their Facebook and social media accounts. It starts with this quote: If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can’t see your private... ...Continue Reading

How to use Facebook and Google for Job Search

People suggest that you use Facebook in job search. You can, with caution.  For Facebook is a double-edged sword, in my opinion. Most people use Facebook for personal connections – old high school and college buddies, far-flung family and friends, etc.  That makes it a great place to do personal networking – telling your network that you... ...Continue Reading

Job Search Using Social Media

Everyone says that networking is the best way to get a job. I agree. And social media is a critical part of networking in today’s job market. The Big Three of social media for job search are LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.  These are the places you’ll find job listings, advice on how to do a... ...Continue Reading

What Have You Been Doing to Keep Your Skills Current?

This question is apt to be asked when you’ve been out of work a few months. And that is the case for many people these days. While it stinks to not have a job, what an amazing opportunity you have to learn some new things, get into the emerging trends and technology in your field,... ...Continue Reading