The Social Web: Tips to Advance Your Career By Optimizing Your Online Presence
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Networking used to mean lots of face-to-face time meeting people at workshops and conventions, making calls, handing out business cards, and asking friends for introductions. While this is still true, the social web has added many new ways to build and cultivate your network. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest make it easy to make connections, but how do you get the most from them? These guidelines will help...
Should I Just Copy and Paste My Resume to My LinkedIn Profile?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
A LinkedIn profile serves a different purpose from that of a resume, and as such, shouldn’t be a word-for-word replication. LinkedIn is used for networking, professional connections, and also for your job search. Because most job seekers can and will apply for multiple positions—all slightly different—your LinkedIn profile shouldn’t be as specific as your resume. Your resume should be customized according to each position...
15 Easy Action Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Today
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2012
LinkedIn. The most popular social networking site (SNS) for professionals. How popular? LinkedIn claims over 150 million users; a recent report found that 7,610 LinkedIn searches occur every minute. It’s no wonder, then, that business professionals in general and those engaged in or considering a job search in particular use LinkedIn as part of their strategy to advance their careers to the next level. Merely setting u...
Networking by the Boards
by John E. Kobara - Sep, 2012
When I was much younger, I got the good advice to get on a few boards--non-profit and for profit--advisory and fiduciary. I naively thought it was difficult to get on boards and further that it was some type of honor. Of course there are a select number of boards that are highly coveted, but the vast majority are accessible to the qualified and the connected. I also made the mistake of thinking that well known people wer...
Why I use the N word: NETWORKING
by John E. Kobara - Sep, 2012
Well intentioned people approach me and tell me that "networking" is so passe. It is an old school technique and phrase that really has not role in today's modern society. That I should be really talking about "relationship development" or "connecting" or using social media. And this is exactly why I have continued to use the term networking. :) Networking is a well worn word but it also still conjures up resistance. My view...
Is it suspicious not to have an online profile?
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
You value your privacy and are not one to jump on the social media bandwagon, so when someone Googles your name, they’ll find a White page’s listing and a link to Ancestry.com. You’re okay with that, but what does it mean for your job search? Is it true that if someone can’t find you among the 955 million monthly active users on Facebook that they should worry there might be something wrong with you? In our connected cultu...
How to Find a Job By Building Relationships
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough, but there are opportunities if you know where to look. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable job search resource. Networking may sound intimidating, but it can be rewarding and fun, even...
Why Social Networks Are Crucial to Getting Recruited
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2012
Jobvite, a recruitment platform for the social Web, revealed in its 2012 Social Recruiting Survey that an increasing number of employers are using social networking as a vehicle to recruit candidates. In fact, 73% of employers said they hired a candidate through social media in 2012, compared with 63% in 2011. This revealing survey shows just how important it is for job seekers to showcase their talents on the Internet. Wi...
Top 5 Sources of Finding Keywords for Your Social Media Profile
by Joshua Waldman - Aug, 2012
I’m often asked, “Well, if I need nouns, how do I know what nouns to use?” Here is a simple list of some great places to begin growing your Keyword list. Use Your Brain I’m not being cheeky by saying that. I think we often overlook our own common sense because the online tools are so convenient. Sit down with a blank paper and come up with as many industry specific nouns as you can. Don’t judge what happens, now is...
How do Recruiters Find You?
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2012
First, I need to clarify something. You do realize that recruiters (headhunters) do not beat the bushes to find you a job, right? Okay, but we also know that recruiters do look for candidates to fill in-house positions or to submit to client companies for openings at those companies. So how might those recruiters find you? Where do recruiters look for candidates? It depends. For example, some executive search firms hav...
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