How to use Facebook to Find a Job

How to land that Summer Job using facebook

How to land that Summer Job using facebook

Summer is coming up and you need to find a job, and fast. You have applied everywhere with no luck.

You may be surprised to learn that facebook is an excellent tool to help land you a summer job. With unflattering photos and negative comments, you may have posted, most of us think facebook and employment don’t mix.  The reality is facebook is a great tool to find you work.

While Google remains king of search, facebook search is definitely underrated. By using facebook search, you can see if you know anyone who works at a particular company.  You can also search and see if you have any mutual friends who work at that company.  Once you have obtained this information, you can send your connections an email to try and get your application noticed by the hiring manager. Continue reading

How to Network with Twitter

How to Network with Twitter

How to Network with Twitter

Applying for jobs and not getting anywhere? Many say social networking is a great way to find work but don’t realize you need to do more than just create a LinkedIn profile. Twitter just is one of many social media platforms that can be used to network with other leading industry professionals and help you promote your career.  Twitter is a great tool if you want to change careers, further your career, or get your first job.

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How to Read Employee Reviews of Companies: 5 Tips

Employee Reviews: 5 Tips on How to Read Them

Employee Reviews: 5 Tips on How to Read Them

You get a call from a recruiter, and you are excited about a new job opportunity. You do a quick Google search only to read negative employee reviews. You are now no longer excited about the new job prospect and consider not even handing in your resume. But how much should you read into these employee review sites? Are the reviews written by a bitter employee, or does HR fake reviews to get top talent?

Employee review sites are a good thing and utilizing them is an important step in finding the right job for you. However, one must take the buyer beware mentality and learn these tips on how to navigate them. Continue reading

How Social Media Can Affect Your Career

10 Career Mistakes to Avoid on Social Media

10 Career Mistakes to Avoid on Social Media

More and more employers are searching for potential job candidates on social media. I have written hundreds of articles on interview questions and many ask behavioral or situational questions to find out what you are really like. From political interests, to who your friends are, social media is one more step an employer can take to find out everything and anything about you. Below are the top ten mistakes that you never want to make on your social networks. Continue reading