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Posted April 03, 2015 by

5 Social Media Mistakes that Could Damage Your Career

Happy young woman looking up of Hand drawn illustration of social media sign and symbol doodles

Happy young woman looking up of hand drawn illustration of social media sign and symbol doodles. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

By now you probably already know that your next employer will peak into your amazing, oh-so-cool Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter profile to check you out (I don’t mean this in the wrong way).

Oh, what,you didn’t know? Go ahead and have a look at Career Builder’s 2013 research results based on the topic. According to a sample of more 2,100 hiring managers and recruiters, 2 in 5 (exactly 39%) companies used social media to research candidates and find information that would help them decide on hiring the candidate or not.

So, before you tweet, share, or comment on anything that makes you look like someone on the farthest opposite end of “decent” or “professional”, take necessary caution! (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job? Don’t Make These 5 Big Social Media Mistakes

If you are searching for an entry level job on social media, do yourself a favor and avoid these five big mistakes in the following post.

More than ever, hiring managers and recruiters are using social media to find and pre-screen candidates – and they’re not just using LinkedIn. So for job seekers, it is important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes…

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

Social Media Mistakes that May Put Off Recruiters

Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media

Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the last few years, the scope of social media has expanded to include not only our personal but also professional lives. We tend to leave plenty of digital footprints all over the web, allowing for recruiters to see our full profile not just the part we present in our resumes. Learning more about a candidate through social media can sometimes have disastrous effects. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the little details that bother recruiters when checking a candidate’s suitability for the job through social media profiles. (more…)

Posted March 17, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Find Recent Graduate Jobs? Avoid These 7 Sins

Whether you are trying to build a personal brand or find recent graduate jobs, the misuse of social media could be harmful to your career.  In the following post, learn seven sins to avoid when it comes this form of networking.

Until social media came along and made everything complicated, I had personal branding figured out. Using traditional media, I could make any CEO, celebrity or author look like a genius. If my clients didn’t do anything embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres or book releases, I could keep their reputations — and monetary worth — strong.

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Posted December 20, 2012 by

The Top Two Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

CollegeRecruiter.comWhile social media can be an asset for people, it can also be a liability.  The following post suggests two mistakes you should stay clear of during this form of online interaction.

Everyone makes mistakes and everyone knows this. The problem is that some mistakes are a bigger problem than others. Never before has this been an issue the way it is now. Today, a social media mistake can be blasted around the world in a nanosecond. That’s why it is so important to simply avoid certain mistakes, no matter what.

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Posted November 08, 2012 by

11 Social Media Mistakes You Don’t Even Know You’re Making

Heather Dugan

Heather Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer

Spotting the mistakes of others is easy: The cringe-inducing Facebook status message. The ill-advised “after hours” tweet. Using Foursquare to check-in at an establishment of questionable repute. While social media provides a multitude of opportunities, the flip side is indelicate revelations are always just a click away. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2012 by

Graduate’s Job Search Guide: Social Media Faux Pas to Avoid

Jeff Diana

Jeff Diana, Chief People Officer at SuccessFactors

It’s that time of year again. This month, college seniors will be graduating and joining the real world.  While this generation of grads may have social media savvy like no other, the evolving lines of personal and professional life are blurred so much so that even this crop of experienced graduates might have a hard time keeping them separate. Social media can still be a post-grad’s best friend, just as long as these common social media faux pas are avoided come interview time. (more…)

Posted February 06, 2012 by

Facebook Social Network Preferred Among Creative Professionals

When it comes to connecting online with friends, colleagues and acquaintances, Facebook is the place to be for those in creative fields, a new survey by The Creative Group suggests. More than half (56 percent) of advertising and marketing executives interviewed said Facebook would be their social media site of choice if they were limited to using just one. LinkedIn and Google+ ranked second and third with 21 percent and 12 percent of the response, respectively. Regardless of which social media site someone is using for business, staying active is essential, the survey confirmed: Nearly three in 10 (29 percent) executives said not keeping content fresh is the most common mistake creatives make in their professional online profiles. (more…)