Can Social Media Sink your Career?

75 percent of recruiters are required by their companies to do online research of candidates. And 70 percent of recruiters in the United States report that they have rejected candidates because of information online. Continue reading “Can Social Media Sink your Career?”…

Virtual You

Your online footprint is an important part of your personal brand. Just like a company selling a product, online is where many people will find you first. You should be aware of the elements you must manage. Continue reading “Virtual You”…

Guest Post: 5 Places to Find People Who Work at Your Target Company

One of the best ways to advance your career is by targeting a specific company in the industry where you want to work. You probably already know that customizing the goals and experiences on your resume to the specific company to you are applying will help you get your foot in the door, but imagine how much more impressed that company would be if you had already done deep research on the company’s business and objectives, and knew people who work there. These three actions will increase your attractiveness to any employer, but networking with people who work at the target company can be a challenge. Here are five places where you can find and network with the employees at your target firm. 1. Local Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations Continue reading “Guest Post: 5 Places to Find People Who Work at Your Target Company”…

Strengthen the Weak Links in Your Online Job Search

If you’re like most job seekers across most industries, the success of your job search will depend on your ability to reach out to people in the real world through phone calls, meetings over coffee, and conversations at social events. But as vital as face-to-face contact will be, you’ll still need to pay close attention to the online branch of your search. And if your online efforts aren’t taking you anywhere or don’t seem to be paying off, you may benefit by giving your digital strategy a few tweaks. Continue reading “Strengthen the Weak Links in Your Online Job Search”…

Guest Post: How to Leverage Social Media to Help Land the Job

Are your social media profiles impeding your career progress – or even preventing you from getting the job that you want? When a potential employer clicks over to your Facebook page and sees an embarrassing photo -- perhaps from that one crazy night in college -- it can kill your interview prospects. It’s a clear and present danger; the Web is rife with articles about What Not to Post on Facebook; in fact, some career experts advise simply removing your social media accounts during your job search process. Continue reading “Guest Post: How to Leverage Social Media to Help Land the Job”…