Posts tagged "Twitter"
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
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
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
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
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
My Top 5 Job Search Resources

My Top 5 Job Search Resources

Information gathering is probably the single most important strategy for a successful job search. To find the job that’s right for you – and LAND IT! – you need information about: Yourself – your skills, talents, abilities, expertise, preferences, work style, measurable results and impact, passions, what you love to do and do well Jobs... ...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

Example of Networking

A chef out of work for a year asked whether it’s possible to network effectively via social networking sites. It absolutely is possible. The big three for networking are LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. LinkedIn is perhaps the best place for professional networking with more than 40 million users. Sign up for LinkedIn, create your profile,... ...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

Job Hunting on Twitter

Click here for a link to the post on 30 Must Follow Twitter Profiles and Sites for Job Hunters. Other interesting sites re job hunting via social media sites: Careerealism’s Twitter Advice Project I found my job on Twitter Search Engine Marketing in Job Search Use Twitter to Job Hunt Use Your Blog in Job... ...Continue Reading

Non-Profit Tweets (on Twitter)

@nonprofitorgs polled Twitter users to gauge “How many Tweets do you think nonprofit organizations should send out per day?” Out of 331 votes, 136 or 41% thought it should be just 1-2 a day. Another 128 or 39% thought non-profits should tweet 3 to 5 times a day. I voted for 6-7 times a day,... ...Continue Reading

Twitter and Job Search Advice

Twitter isn’t just for social networking, it’s for free and really valuable job search advice. I’ve connected with some fantastic career coaches, recruiters, hiring agents, and journalists who offer advice, encouragement, reality, and easy-to-apply tips. Here are some examples from the last 1/2 hour on Twitter: Job search tip: Instead spend the day checking your... ...Continue Reading