4 Ways To Maintain A Professional Image Online
(SmartBrief) — More employers are using social media to check out job candidates so make sure you keep your professional and private networking sites separate even if you use privacy settings, Jill Schultz writes. Also, steer employers to your LinkedIn profile and don’t be afraid to tell them “no” if they ask for your Facebook password, she writes.
How The Boss Knows You’re Job Hunting
(The Wall Street Journal) — Leaving your résumé on the office copier is a classic example of accidentally revealing you’re looking for work, but other giveaways include a flurry of LinkedIn activity and socially distancing yourself from colleagues, experts say. Suddenly taking on volunteer work might also hint that you’re looking for opportunities outside your current job, says Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant.
Study: Freelancers More Satisfied Than Permanent Workers
(FoxNews.com) — Freelance workers report they’re more satisfied with their jobs and pay than permanent employees, a Harris Interactive study finds. Workplace flexibility and job satisfaction reported by freelancers can lead to greater health benefits, research finds.
Job Seekers Not Using The Most Effective Networking Channels
(Brazen Careerist) — Job seekers of all ages rely primarily on job boards to find positions, according to a Millennial Branding and Beyond.com survey. The least used social networking channel was Twitter, which “is arguably the one that’s most effective for connecting with people you don’t already know, for broadening your network to include new contacts,” Alexis Grant writes.
Why You Should Have A Dual Social Media Presence
(B2C Marketing Insider) — It’s a good idea to set up separate social media accounts for your personal and professional life so you can keep certain information private and not damage your career or business, Tammy Mayrend writes. She gives several suggestions such as using LinkedIn for professional contacts and Facebook for family and friends.
How To Be Interesting At A Networking Event
(AOL Jobs/CareerBuilder) — After initial introductions to someone at a networking event, mention something that makes you a specialist in your field or share information on a creative project, Susan Ricker writes. “Demonstrate your ability to act on your own and make hard decisions by discussing a side project, such as launching a website, writing a book or leading a team,” she writes.
Adapted from SmartBrief
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