social media

Guest post: The Top 5 Social Media Blunders Made by Job Applicants

There is no doubt that recruiters are going to check out your social media profiles during your next job search, but do you know what their red flags are? Contrary to what you might think, signs of an active social life are not frowned upon, as long as you show some level of seriousness. However, you could be putting your job hunt in jeopardy by going overboard in several different areas. Here are the top five blunders being made by job applicants these days.  Failing to show any type of personality. While definition of “personality” can have several different interpretations, it’s safe to say that people unafraid to express themselves and stand by their beliefs...

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Secrets to Successful Job Hunting

One of my co-panelists from the Harrisburg University Social Media Summit interviewed me after the event and posted our conversation to her blog. You can read the full post about Secrets to Successful Job Hunting here.

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Social Media Summit

I had the great opportunity to speak at the Harrisburg University Social Media Summit on a panel about Social Networking and the Job Search. If you weren’t able to attend, but are interested in hearing the conversation, the video is available below:  

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The most creative and innovative job search technique I’ve ever seen

Did the title get your attention? Well, it should. This one-minute video explains the process that Alec Brownstein went through to land a top job at Y&R in New York. His total cost? $6. Watch the video and see how he accomplished this amazing result:

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You need a social media policy

Forgive my bluntness, but your organization needs a social media policy. If you don’t have one, you should start working on developing one STAT! Why? Because organizations without a social media policy are opening themselves up to a lot of unnecessary risk and liability. Don’t know where to get started? Here are links to some great resources.

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Social media training for HR

Many recruiters are now using social media tools for recruiting, particularly for sourcing and corresponding with candidates. However, a recent survey by Manpower showed some pretty scary results with only 10 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents reporting that they have been trained on how to use social media for recruiting. Another scary statistic: only 42 percent answered “yes” to having a social media policy, while 46 percent said “no” and 13 percent responded “I don’t know.” Social media can be a great tool for identifying and recruiting talent, but it comes with risks. Make sure your recruiters know the pitfalls and how they can avoid costly...

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