10 Examples of Job Seekers Successfully Utilizing Social Media


10 Examples of Job Seekers Successfully Utilizing Social Media

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Ignoring social media in your job search can be detrimental to landing a new job.

Not only is it important to get active on these platforms, but you may also need to step outside of your comfort zone in order to really stand out to potential employers.

Check out what some experts had to say about this topic below.

What’s the best example you’ve seen of a job seeker utilizing social media in their job search?

Be Bold By Reaching Out to the Right People Online

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8 Money Questions to Ask When Considering a Job Offer


Getting to YES!

You made it through the screening process and interview, and now the job offer is on the table.

Congratulations!

Between the offer and your first day on the job leaves one step—discussing compensation and benefits. Unfortunately, job seekers shy away from this—something so crucial to their future.

New hires (both men and women) are so grateful after a long, demanding job search they have little interest in further negotiations. Many will just accept what the company offers, blinded by relief and the desire to go to work!

This can be an expensive error!

In a blog post for ArtOfManliness.com, Brett & Kate McKay discuss the 8 financial questions every new hire should ask —and the best time to ask—when considering a new job:

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Is Your Social Media Activity "Resume Ready?"


Tweets like this one can get you in trouble–with current and potential employers. Make sure your social media “resume ready.”

There are two types of job seekers—those who are actively seeking employment, and those currently working, but searching for better opportunities.

Unlike active candidates, those people are known as ‘passive.’

Both types have one thing in common—they spend time online. A lot of time online.

Recruiters and human resources departments know how much of our lives are lived online, and they use that to their advantage when making a hiring decision. No matter which type of job seeker you are, you have no choice—your online profile must be “resume ready.”

The reason is simple—you never know when the next opportunity will present itself. When the right job comes at the right time, you certainly don’t need to be unprepared.

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Retaining Employees is Cheaper Than Hiring New Ones [Infographic]


Retaining Current Employees is Cheaper
Infographic: Mindflash.com

If you think that hiring new employees will give you back the lost productivity when the tough economic times have passed, you are kidding yourself.

Employee retention is the key to keeping above water in a downturn; loyalty and morale is always higher when an employer invests in the existing workforce.

Recruitment, hiring and training are often an unavoidable facts of life, but keeping your current employees happy can be the secret to higher productivity and lower turnover.

Why replace, when you can inspire–and retain?

According to this infographic by Mindflash.com, retraining existing human resources will be more effective—and less expensive.

Infographic after the jump…

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Is Your Social Media Activity “Resume Ready?”


Tweets like this one can get you in trouble–with current and potential employers. Make sure your social media “resume ready.”

There are two types of job seekers—those who are actively seeking employment, and those currently working, but searching for better opportunities.

Unlike active candidates, those people are known as ‘passive.’

Both types have one thing in common—they spend time online. A lot of time online.

Recruiters and human resources departments know how much of our lives are lived online, and they use that to their advantage when making a hiring decision. No matter which type of job seeker you are, you have no choice—your online profile must be “resume ready.”

The reason is simple—you never know when the next opportunity will present itself. When the right job comes at the right time, you certainly don’t need to be unprepared.

Continue reading “Is Your Social Media Activity “Resume Ready?””