Can networking really help you get a job?
More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn can help you:
Search LinkedIn jobs now.
- Find jobs through postings on LinkedIn and tap your network to get a leg up
- Reach out to your existing network to find unlisted opportunities
- Find your way “in” by using company pages, groups, and search
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
What if you don’t know any “real” professionals?
You already have a professional network if you look in the right places:
Join a LinkedIn Group now.
- Start by connecting to friends and family, then move on to alumni connections
- Join LinkedIn groups for your alumni and the industry you’d like to work in
- Request introductions from your connections to grow your network, gain advice, and open doors to new opportunities
Thursday, April 26, 2012
LinkedIn is a place to learn about careers – from businesses and professionals happy to share.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Your LinkedIn network can help you figure out what you want to do
Upload your address book and start connecting.
- Search LinkedIn to learn about career paths, industries, and geographic locations
- Engage with industry groups to keep up on hot topics and trends
- Visit company pages and follow companies to see who’s coming and going
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It's never too early to start building your business brand.
What do people see when they Google you?
LinkedIn gives you more control over the information people learn about you online:
Update your profile now.
- Be aware that employers use social networks as part of their scouting activities
- Focus on an appropriate photo, smart headline, and rich summary
- Reach out to faculty and summer employers to get great recommendations
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
If LinkedIn is Your Next Resume, it's time to get started learning how to use LinkedIn.
What is LinkedIn and why should you join?
LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the web, enabling you to:
- Connect with classmates, faculty, and family professionally
- Find new opportunities for internships and full time positions
- Manage what potential employers learn about you from the Internet
Monday, April 23, 2012
From Adam Dachis ...Recruiters Only Look at Your Resume for an Average of Six Seconds and This Is What They See [Resumes]:
Many resumes end up at the bottom of the pile, and with the results of a recent study highlighted by BusinessInsider, it's no wonder: recruiters only look at your resume for an average of six seconds before making a decision about you. Here's what information they actually see.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Let's say I share 1 item/minute x 60 minutes/hour x 24 hours/day x 365 days/year – that's 525,600 items per year, assuming I don't eat, sleep, or do anything else but share. There's clearly a practical limit to how much a single individual can share. The network effect does compound the number of people I share with and could in fact be modeled as exponential growth - as my network grows and my networks' network grows, I share with more and more people. But that's not what Zuckerberg is claiming - he's claiming that the amount of stuff I share will double each year.
From Alexia Tsotsis … Mark Zuckerberg Explains His Law Of Social Sharing [Video]:
Zuckerberg explained that in accordance with Facebook’s data, social sharing functions exponentially, so that the amount of stuff you shared today is twice the amount of stuff you shared a year ago and the stuff that you will share a year from now will be twice the amount you’ve shared today. In Mark Zuckerberg’s Law of Social Sharing, Y = C *2^X –Where X is time, Y is what you will be sharing and C is a constant.
Whether Zuckerberg’s concise prediction of human sharing behavior is accurate remains to be seen. As Chris Dixon points out, it seems kind of absurd that people will be sharing 1,048,576 (2^20) times the items of information they are sharing today twenty years from now.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This year the conference was held at the Microsoft offices in downtown San Francisco and we were fortunate to have Facebook's Director of IT Operations, Steven Ruggiero as one of the keynotes. Heres his presentation - it's really good.
Thinking about a technical career or know someone who is? Good stuff for students, parents, educators, guidance counselors, etc.
There's been a movement against infographics, but not all infographics are bad. In this infographic, particularly interesting are the locations with and without social media jobs and the various social media job titles.
Social media job opportunities continue to grow as more companies focus their hiring on skilled professionals who can drive business by through innovative social media marketing. This gives job seekers and seasoned social media pros a wealth of national career options, and now they have a resource to help them find their next social media jobs even faster.
Introducing the new Onward Search Social Media Jobs Salary Guide - a comprehensive look at the best job markets, the most in-demand job titles and salary ranges for social media professionals in the top 20 U.S. cities. This free guide makes it easy to take your social media career to the next level, so download it below, link to it and share it with your fellow social media pros!
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