Tag: Social Media

Growing Your Career Using Facebook

LinkedIn is often seen as the go-to social networking platform when it comes to professional networking. But how about Facebook? When utilized in a professional and methodical manner it can be a powerful tool in helping you grow and develop your career. Unlike LinkedIn, you can let your guard down and enjoy what social media

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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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Why Networking Should be a Major Part in Your Job Search Strategy

Quick question: how much time do you dedicate to networking a week? Be honest. If you are gun-ho in finding a job and you said less than 20 hours you need to reassess your job search strategy. Applying online is important. Submitting your resume directly to managers is very important. However, have you considered spending

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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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How to Create an Effective LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is the most important social media platform when it comes to showcasing your professional experience online. Many of us have rudimentary profiles with limited information. However, editing or crafting an effective LinkedIn profile isn’t that difficult. Here are a few tips. Use a Professional Headshot The best photo to use for your profile is

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5 General Online Courses to Immediately Help You Upgrade Your Resume (Pt.1)

Continually upgrading your resume should be a priority. Even if it’s a basic skill set seeking out and taking courses online can go along way in helping your career. Paying for college courses is a great way to do this, but if you are short on time and lack the budget, there are a multitude

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5 Easy Ways to Keep your online Brand Consistent

Having a strong online presence is very important these days especially if you want get the edge in the job market. Companies are always on the hunt for employees that can handle themselves around the internet. That being said, we sometimes find our digital fingerprint a little disorganized. The typical reasons: we aren’t interested in

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