Category: Social Media

Using Social Media to Power Your Job Search

Social media has become an important part of our everyday lives. We use Facebook to connect to friends and share thoughts and images. We use LinkedIn to grow our professional network. And we use a host of other social media platforms to either express ourselves or connect to others. However, social media can play a

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5 Online Sites to Advertise Your Career Expertise

1. Craigslist Although mainly a place to sell and buy items, Craigslist is still a great place to advertise job postings, resumes and gigs–thus an amazing online area to post your career expertise. It’s free and despite a high chance of attracting spam, you can still yield some potential contacts by showcasing what you know.

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How to Utilize Social Media to Showcase Your Skills

Social media can be a powerful tool in your job search ans building your career and professional brand. It can equally be an exceptional tool when you are showing people and potential employers your skill sets. For example, if you an experienced manager you can use social media like LinkedIn to detail your experience in

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How to Find Your Niche on Social Media (and Develop your Brand)

It doesn’t take long to explore social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to find out where you can fit in. There are a lot of opportunities to find your niche and to grow your skills and career via social media. Lets take Instagram for example. In the last few years this smartphone-first social

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The Art of Joining Facebook Groups (And Getting the Most From Them)

Facebook groups can be an important addition to your job search arsenal. There are simply too much up-side to ignore them. However, an important thing to keep in mind is that there are so many groups out there on Facebook; you need to be proactive in finding ones that fit your goals. One of the

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Finding Opportunity at Your Current Job

Whether you like your job or don’t, have a career path or trying to find one–you always must find opportunities in any position you are in. It might be about finding like-minded co-workers or taking some points from a training session and running with them. The key is to always keep your eyes open for

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5 General Online Courses to Immediately Help You Upgrade Your Resume (Pt. 2)

Online courses can provide you with both fresh skillsets/knowledge and an amazing resume addition. Here are 5 more general online courses you can take: 1. Sales Consultation/Techniques Even if you aren’t in sales taking a course related to it can build your interpersonal and negotiation skills. It can help you in a host of different

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How to Blueprint a Company You want to Work at

First off, what’s blueprinting? Blueprinting is method in building a network at a company you don’t work for. It is certainly a time-consuming endeavour and before embarking on this project you have to weigh the pros and cons. Is it worth spending time learning and connecting with employees and key figures in the company? Is

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3 Free Sites to Advertize Your Freelance Services

While you hunt for a job, it’s a good idea to keep things rolling in regards to your speciality. These days it’s extremely easy to post an ad up advertizing your freelance business. Do you do landscaping? Do photography? Write? It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to post. Now where do you advertise? If you don’t

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6 Ways Graduates can Build Experience

If you have recently graduated from college or university you don’t need anyone telling you it’s going to be tough finding a job in your area of study. Many companies are looking for experience even with an entry-level position. So how do you build your experience? Here are 6 ways you can: 1.Volunteer It is

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