How to Train Employees In Social Media [Inforgraphic]

How to Train Employees in Social Media

Why waste time searching for a social media specialist when you can teach your employees the best practices in TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn yourself?

This infographic from Mindflash lists the different styles of social media users often found in an organization — the digital native, savvy technologist, reluctant user, newbie and digital contrarian — and how to approach training each of them.

The most eye-opening fact—76 percent of companies don’t have a social media strategy. Even if you do not have an explicit policy, your employees represent your brand, so it is wise to be aware of to what extent they are using social media.

What do you think is most critical issues to clarify with employees about social media? Share your ideas, experiences and observations in the comments.

Infographic after the jump…

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The Best Social Media Tools for Small Business

5 Social Media Recruiting Tools for Small Business

In the past, large companies devoted huge amounts of money to recruitment of the best talent, often leaving small business in the dust.

For someone with a small startup, both time and money are in short supply. This leaves many entrepreneurs looking for hassle-free ways to bring on great people quickly.

Social media has stepped up to the challenge; providing tools for businesses of any size to recruit, hire and train employees in convenient, easy-to-use and affordable ways.

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How To Look Credible Even If You Lack Experience

Part of a winning job search strategy is having confidence in your abilities.

However, there is more to confidence in a job interview than talking the talk–you have to walk the walk. Having credibility is more than just determination and poise.

From the Personal Branding Blog:

Q&A With Pete Leibman, Author of “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You”

“Dear Pete: How can I look credible if I’m just getting started in a new field?”

Pete’s Response:

If you have been featured on national TV or have written a best-selling book, you don’t need to worry about being seen as credible. However, what do you do if you are just starting out, either as a young professional or someone looking to establish credibility in a new field or industry?

Here are 5 secrets to being seen as credible even if you are inexperienced: