Knowing who’s who is another form of currency in the employment world, known as “Networking.” Networking through social media platforms is another opportunity for individuals to interact and create professional contacts. I will highlight how having a professional LinkedIn profile can maximize your networking potential and employment opportunities.Continue reading “Why LinkedIn Should be in Your Career Toolkit”
From an Employer’s Perspective.
With the rise and popularity of social media usage, employers have also joined in and have taken a new approach to use social media to screen job applicants. This approach gives employers the autonomy to find what prospective applicants are doing, thinking, and feeling based solely on their social media platforms.
In 2017, 70 million Americans had a criminal record. That’s one in three persons that may have extreme difficulty in finding a job. Although most Americans utilize online job search tools to locate job opportunities, these tools are not useful if you have nothing to add to your profile. For instance, if most job seekers use LinkedIn, it’s less useful if you’ve spent some or all of your adult life incarcerated and don’t have positions to list or colleagues to add. It may seem like that task is daunting but here are some time tested tips from our former colleague, Wil Smith to help in your job search today…. Continue reading “Past & Present”
We can all agree that looking for a job can be challenging. Keep in mind, that job hunting is a two-way street. While YOU are researching potential employers and learning all you can about the hiring managers who’ll be interviewing you, THEY are checking you out too. The good news is that social media networking tools can be a tremendous asset in finding a job or career. Networking is one of the most important components of job searching. Continue reading “Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search”