Posts Tagged 'social media'

Spring has sprung (almost)

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Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment.

We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and toasty, binge watching Netflix and feasting during the holiday seasons. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but our homes tend ...

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Building and Protecting Your Reputation

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As my friend and trusted business advisor Denny Basham of Subsilio Consulting says, “Reputation matters.”  Never has this been truer in business than it is today.  With Google at everyone’s fingertips and reviews available for everything under the sun, both the business owner and the job seeker need to be very conscious of what their reputation is.

 

Why does reputation matter?

In today’s marketplace, it’s very easy to find out a lot of information about individuals as well as businesses.  For job ...

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Picking the best picture for your social media

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Your picture: on social media sites like LinkedIn, profiles with a picture gain a significantly higher amount of views.  However, that picture can be either the kiss of death or the start of a professional relationship.  With so much riding on this first impression, how can you be sure that your picture is conveying the right image?

www.PhotoFeeler.com is a website that allows users to upload a photo and gain insight from other users on key components on their first ...

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Poor LinkedIn practices that kill candidates

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Watch out for Linkedin mistakesEveryone knows that posting negative comments on LinkedIn is a sure-fire way to scare off employers and recruiters alike. However, many candidates are killing their chances without even knowing it by making these common mistakes on their profiles.

Improper formatting of their name

It’s shocking to see how many people are making this mistake.  Either their name is listed in ALL ...

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Have You Noticed That There Have Been More Job Postings Lately?

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Because of the time of year it is, there are more job postings. Summer is almost officially over, the kids are back in school and employers are ready to hire. September always sees a surge in posted jobs that last into October. When you take that into account, it becomes absolutely critical if you are looking for a job to make sure that your resume and other important factors are up to snuff.

 

Hiring Season

Whenever hiring season comes around, many applicants ...

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Spring Clean Your Career Documents

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The weather is warming up. Cherry blossom festivals are taking place. Last week you scrubbed off the grill in anticipation of dinners cooked over an open flame. Next week you plan to clean out your closet and drop off un-used items at Goodwill.

And what about your résumé?

Spring is a good time to pull up your career documents to update them. “What career docs?” you are asking. “I just need a résumé and cover letter.” Yes, a résumé and a cover ...

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Are you ready for the January hiring surge?

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How to find the january jobsHiring is a very seasonal game.  As a job seeker, it is important to know the ebb and flow of the hiring cycles to make the most of them.   Consider January:  everyone is getting back into the work groove and now they are ready to fill some of their open positions.  Not only that, budgets for the new year are finally ...

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