Tag: social networking

Social Media Job Search: Content vs. Conversation

Social Media Job Search: Content vs. Conversation

So, here you are, all set up with your social media profiles. You paid to have the LinkedIn profile written, you sweated over your personal branding statement, you set up your Twitter and Facebook info, and maybe you even built a website to showcase your resume. Now what?

Hey, Are You Here to Find Great Talent or What? NoddlePlace.com Candidates to Check Out

Hey, Are You Here to Find Great Talent or What? NoddlePlace.com Candidates to Check Out

Although we hear a lot about how tough the job market is for job seekers, we often miss the fact that finding good talent is still hard to come by. Hiring pros are constantly telling me that they can’t find candidates to fill their positions. At NoddlePlace.com (not noodleplace), we bring job seekers together to network with one another. But we also serve as an advocate for them using our social networking presence to help get them noticed.

Why Group Job Hunting Doesn’t Work

Why Group Job Hunting Doesn’t Work

For those of you who are familiar with the work that I do (career coaching, resume writing, and promoter of the group job hunting concept), my title probably seems a bit surprising. After all, how can one of the biggest fans of group job hunting claim that there are times when it doesn’t work?

Why the Interviewer’s Social Media/Online Image Is Important Too

Why the Interviewer’s Social Media/Online Image Is Important Too

We’ve heard so much lately about the importance of the online image of job seekers and why it is imperative for them to clean up their reputations before any potential employer searches them out. Niche businesses have even cropped up to help with this process and to turn a negative image into a more positive one.

Many companies are also spending significant resources to monitor and “fix” their online image, overcoming negative customer reviews and competitor backstabbing.
Nevertheless, although we are starting to hear more about companies cracking down on the online output of their employees, for the most part, few companies have the time and energy to devote to monitoring their employees’ online reputation. So, what about their employees who represent them to the public? Or their employees who represent them to potential talent? And furthermore, the recruiters, headhunters, and staffing agencies who actively assist in attracting top candidates? Is anyone considering the online image of these individuals and the effect it can have on job seekers?

Twitter Career Pros Who Actually Converse

Twitter Career Pros Who Actually Converse

Job seekers often lament to me that they cannot find people, career pros especially, who will actually help them, much less speak with them. In today’s social networking environment, there is no longer any reason for this. However, people are still people no matter what the technology is doing. And it can be tough, even on Twitter, to get some career pros to speak with you.

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

Lately I’ve noticed an interesting trend when it comes to social media and the employment process. Everyone in the hiring world seems to have something they need, be it a job seeker looking for a job or a hiring pro looking to fill a position, and from both sides, I keep hearing that there is no one out there to fulfill these needs. Somehow there aren’t enough jobs, and yet when there are jobs, there aren’t people to fill them.

How can that be?

Social Networking & Job Seekers: It’s Not a Popularity Contest

Social Networking & Job Seekers: It’s Not a Popularity Contest

Are you like so many other job seekers…on the desperate hunt for more followers and more connections on all the social media networking sites? After all, the more you have, the more you increase your odds of finding a job faster, right?

And certainly the blogosphere is replete with job search advice telling you that social networking is the hot new trend that separates job seekers into two camps: those with connections and those without. And those with the most connections…win?

Twitter Job Search: Top 5 Essentials

Twitter Job Search: Top 5 Essentials

It is hard to imagine a job seeker today who isn’t on Twitter. Like LinkedIn, it has become a must-do social networking tool. And also like LinkedIn, it has become a popular hangout for job seekers.