Tag Archives: Social Media

Avoid Social Media Pitfalls in the Job Search

More than 73% of U.S. adults use social networks, and by 2016 the number could reach 4.3 billion, according to Radicati Group Inc., a market research firm. Employers have taken a liking to the popularity of social media, including platforms … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Whether you’re on LinkedIn to look for a job, to network, or to engage in business or career development, one of the most important assets you can have is a well-crafted profile. Many people neglect to optimize their profile page, … Continue reading

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Use This Headshot Tip to Make Your Intended First Impression

Everyone knows the basic rules of resume and social media photos. They should be head shots, you should dress appropriately, and it’s better to have one all-purpose photo than it is to present yourself as strictly business on one site … Continue reading

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No Time For Career Management? 10 Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes

Ongoing career management – even when you’re happily employed – can go a long way towards advancement and security. But who has the time? On top of working a full day, we all have other things on our plate. The … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Changing Face of Business and the Technology Takeover

Rapid advances in technology force many businesses to continually adapt how they acquire, service and keep customers. These shifts create the need for new communication tools, ones that address the ever-growing virtual, global face of business. These three must-have technical … Continue reading

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Want To Move? Build Your Association Network In A New Location

As a follow-up to my last post becoming a member of associations can help you make a geographic move. If you’re targeting employers in an area in which you have no network, cultivating a base of local contacts can make … Continue reading

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A Line On LinkedIn Goes A LOOOOOONG Way!

An introduction line that is. Do you ever get invitations from people with whom you have no apparent connection? Of course, meeting new people is one of the best parts of any social networking site. However, too many LinkedIn requests … Continue reading

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Twitter – a Must for Association Professionals!

If you’re in the association industry and you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Association professionals seem to be among the most active posters in the Twitterverse, and much of the content I’ve seen is highly … Continue reading

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Maximizing LinkedIn by Using Groups

In my opinion, the groups feature is the best part of LinkedIn. While having a strong profile and connecting with past colleagues and classmates is important, interacting in groups is where you’ll really take targeted networking to the next level. … Continue reading

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How Your Job Search is like Marketing an Association

Recently, I attended a seminar at the Association Forum of Chicagoland, “60 Marketing Ideas in 60 Minutes.” The idea was to learn new methods (often free or low cost) to market an association, but I was struck by how many … Continue reading

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