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.
Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching several workshops to high school students about their social media presence. Who wants to hear an adult dictate to them how they should express themselves? This is America! The land of freedom of speech! I agree wholeheartedly that anyone should be able to express themselves how they feel, but let’s admit, we base our interactions with people on our impression of them before even before the first conversation. Continue reading “Your Digital Footprint”
The Workforce Solutions blog this week has focused on the importance of networking. On Monday, David explained that networking is still alive and well in this digital age. Then Cornelius shared tips on accessing the “hidden” job market, building lasting relationships and overcoming the challenges of networking for people who aren’t naturally social.
Continue reading “Social Networking 101”