Category Archives: Social Networking

Can You Really Make a Career Doing Social Media?

Guest Author: PayScale.com
Website: http://payscale.com/

Wanted: A marketing-savvy recent grad who is well versed in Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare to manage the company’s social media presence.

Sounds like a dream position, doesn’t it? For some, the idea of earning a paycheck by “tweeting” sounds like a cake job. The reality is, social media marketing positions are very competitive and starting salaries are generally low. To succeed as a social media marketer, you must have the right combination of experience, education and persistence to outshine the competition.

Still interested? Here are just a few of the most popular social media jobs and what pay:
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Tips for College Students on Google+, Part 2

Make Your Updates Public One of my favorite features on Google+ is circles because I love the control they give me in filtering my stream, and the ability to choose with whom I share content. On the other hand, another great feature of Google+ is the ability to make your status updates discoverable. By this I mean that I appreciate […]

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Tips for College Students on Google+

Your Profile – Include a professional-looking image of yourself. If you’ve got a number of other social profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), it helps to use the same image across all of them. – Fill out as much information as possible. If you’re searching for employment, such as internships, full time or part time jobs, mention this in your Introduction, along […]

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Stop Being Lost in the Crowd – Capture the Hiring Manager’s Attention with a Branded LinkedIn Profile

Guest Author: Jessica has a true passion for the job seeker, evidenced by her desire to share everything she can with everyone she can about resume writing and interviewing.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Is your LinkedIn profile a verbatim recreation of your resume? Or is it a unique and complementary representation of you and your job search? I know a plethora of job seekers who simply cut and paste their resumes right into their LinkedIn profiles. Let me tell you why this is NOT the best job search strategy. I’ll also tell you how to capture the hiring manager’s attention and—potentially—the interview.

1. If you’re putting your LinkedIn profile address on your resume, then you can expect employers to go there (You are putting this on your resume, right? Please tell me you’re including this on your resume!). So instead of just repeating what they’ve already just read, give them something new, inspiring, and something that makes them want to connect. Hiring managers don’t just hire skills—they hire personalities. Let them see part of yours—and make it shine.
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