Recruiter asks, “Are you on Facebook?”

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Recruiters and HR Professionals continue to turn to social media as a resource to post jobs and source candidates. A number of surveys show this number to be approximately 90%! If you are actively managing your career, you are aware of the importance of Linkedin, the number 1  professional online networking site. Certified Professional Resume […]

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Privacy

It is the notion of privacy that has many missing out on the tremendous opportunities that are possible through the use of social media. Privacy has been sold as a protection but when managing a career consideration must be given to who it is protecting.  It is understandable that those with something to hide or […]

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Career Networks vs Social Networks

Social media has certainly changed, “how we do business” in a big way. Networking, establishing a personal brand, job search strategies, targeting companies and organizations; all have become much easier tasks and on a significantly larger scale. If there is one concern that seems to be the most highly voiced, it is related to the […]

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Are you a Follower or a Leader?

Over 800 million people have established profiles on Facebook and are actively engaged in networking. In Canada, that includes more than 50% of the population! In the past 3 months the largest growth in Facebook users was aged 45-54 followed by 55-64, 35-44, 25-34 and 65-0! In the past 6 months, Canadian Facebook users increased […]

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Microblogging Career Strategist

Microblogging Career Strategist

  Microblogging Career Strategist Joins Elite Group When Martin Buckland looked for even better ways to serve career-minded professionals, he decided to pursue world-class training through The Academies, Inc. With reports of as much as a 10-to-1 jobseekers-to-jobs ratio in today’s economy, job seekers have a new ally on the job hunt. Martin Buckland, Principal […]

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How do you look?

As you walk in to your job interview you can be assured that your physical appearance will strongly influence the decision makers. Current style, well groomed and a professional attire will all contribute to a positive first impression. But how do you look online? Melissa Bell, The Washington Post’s article, Online Exploits Can Derail Hiring […]

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89 Percent Will Use Social Media for Recruiting

A recent Jobvite survey showed 89% of employers will use social media for recruiting this year. For those currently using social media, 64% said they had hired people through a social network. John Zappe, ere.net provides an exceptionally informative article, More Employers Than Ever Recruit On Social Network elaborating on data from the Jobvite survey […]

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Employers Utilizing Social Media

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Managing a successful career involves utilizing social media to establish profiles, network, follow targeted companies and keep abreast of the job market. With recent surveys showing over 80% of employers utilizing social media to seek out candidates, it is no longer an option if you are interested in advancing in your career. A professional resume […]

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Personal or Corporate Branding and Authenticity

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One loud voice and millions of unheard voices is a fair analysis of years gone by but social media is changing everything from the political landscape to corporate social responsibility. Transparency and accountability; genuine, authentic and legitimate; these are the attributes that social media has unearthed and placed at the forefront in the success of […]

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Social Media is Engagement

There are many words used to describe social media but the one word that truly relates to what sets it apart from all other medias is engagement. The opportunity to engage provides the optimal platform to establish a genuine, authentic, credible, human and highly influential presence. Those involved with Barrack Obama’s social media campaign in […]

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Options Increasing for a Professional Online Presence

Those who are serious about managing their careers have established a profile on Linkedin, recognized as the number 1 social media site for professionals. With over 100 million users and over 80% of recruiters and HR professionals searching for potential candidates, it is without a doubt a critical resource in career management. Competition, as it […]

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Twitter is Five Years Old!

Yes, it has been five years since Twitter was launched. It’s still here and still going strong despite being misunderstood by many. I’m not sure the name Twitter or reference to the 140 character Tweets didn’t severely damage initial impressions for many but for those who are familiar with Twitter it is described as nothing less than […]

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Fear Not – Social Media

 There are many reasons for putting things off  but when referring to social media, is it possible that your procrastination is fuelled by fear? The term “social media” is one which still generates a blank look from many. Although everyone knows what Facebook is, social media tends to be associated with some kind of complex fad. It is anything but a passing […]

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The Value of Social Media

Google and Facebook in talks with Twitter. This, according to the Wall Street Journal, which also questions the $10 billion value of Twitter with only 12% of Internet users when Facebook has 62% of Internet users and is valued at $50 billion. Regardless of the monetary value of Twitter, this social media site is a valuable resource to […]

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Do you have a Facebook Page?

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If you don’t yet have a Facebook Page, you have not been proactive in maintaining your career or business. The most successful businesses in the world and today’s most influential leaders have all embraced social media. The facts available today should leave you without question that it is a critical component of your career or business to establish an […]

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Social Media in your Job Search

Renate Donnovan “60% of companies Google potential candidates” “If  they don’t like what they find – you DON’T get an interview (or the sale)!” Have you “googled” yourself lately? Do you require professional and accomplishment based content? Start with a free resume critique from a Certified Professional Resume Writer at Elite Resumes.

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Social Media Dominated by Middle-Aged Users

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There are still many people who believe social media is just for kids when in fact, social media is dominated by middle-aged users. A Royal Pingdom study of the following 19 sites, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, FriendFeed, Last.fm, Friendster, LiveJournal, Hi5, Tagged, Ning, Xanga, Classmates.com, Bebo shows not one of these sites were dominated by […]

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