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Cyber Monday Piggybacks On Social Media To Become Top Online ...

Cyber Monday Piggybacks On Social Media To Become Top Online ... | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
In 2010, Cyber Monday was the #1 biggest online shopping day of the year, with sales topping $1 billion. I believe the growth of social media and the importance of Cyber Monday are correlated because peer -to-peer sharing ...
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Next on #HFChat: Power Networking tips to find a Job

Next on #HFChat: Power Networking tips to find a Job | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

John Sumser is internationally renown in the field of Human Resources and Recruiting.  Friday, April 13, he shares his wisdom with HireFriday's #HFChat community during #HFChat on Twitter.  Please join us 12-1 EST, 11-12 CST and 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

 

See you then!

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If Unemployment Is So High, Why Is Hiring So Hard? | Share on LinkedIn

If Unemployment Is So High, Why Is Hiring So Hard? | Share on LinkedIn | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

The cold, hard, and often nail biting truth is that unemployment is exceedingly high.  The irony is that recruiters and CEOs are pulling their hair out trying to source, select, hire, and retain top talent.

 

Why is hiring so hard?  This article in today's Harvard Business Review offers thoughts, and insights into the answer.  Robert Moritz suggests that digital technology could be part of that solution.

 

The statistic that got the HR's pros attention is that according to Price Waterhouse Coopers 15th annual CEO survey, 50% said that the skill gap is more difficult to fill.

 

Please read this article, and shrug just like I did.  Don't fret, read on, there's light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not a train.

 

Yours in career search support,

 

HRMargo

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Facebook Initiative Could Lead to Job Posting Service

Facebook Initiative Could Lead to Job Posting Service | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

Facebook is inching into job posting territory with its new job-building partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

My research indicates that friends help friends find jobs.  Therefore, Facebook is a natural extension of the career branding process. 

 

Job seekers are consistently looking for new and effective ways to leverage social networks to find work.  Yesterday, I interviewed Anthony Morrison, the Vice President of Cachinko.  Cachinko is similar to Monster's BeKnown, and Branch Out.  The Facebook mobile job search apps add a whole new level to the job hunt process.

 

Even before Facebooks starts their version of a job board, mobile Facebook apps have been sweeping the nation.  Branch Out has 4.3 million users.  In the next 12 months, I predict a surge in Facebook, mobile apps will work their way into the social network fabric.

 

This is an exciting development.  It makes the job search process more active because instead of the old fashion spray & pray approach, this allows the job seeker to identify who in their network can connect them to people inside the companies where they applied.

 

It's the best way to keep your resume out of the bottomless pit of an clunky applicant tracking system.  In fact, I'd venture to say that it's the only want to be sure you will be seen by a recruiter, or decision maker.  Who wants to disappear in the lost and found?  Nobody.  Watch this trend.  Let's revisit this in a year and evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook's job posting venture.  Considering the fact that Facebook is approaching 1 BILLION users, coupled with the fact that millions of people update their statuses more than once a day, indeed,  Facebook should not be discounted, or ignored.  

 

Use all the tools available.  Diversify your job search.  Discover which platform your hiring managers spend time.  Identify peak user hours.  Post during peak hours.  Build those relationships and you will go far.  The kicker is this, don't exhaust yourself.  Job search fatigue will slow you down.  Pick a platform, and run with it.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Simple Tools For Creating An Infographic Resume

4 Simple Tools For Creating An Infographic Resume | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

I've written extensively about this topic.  I'm reviewing these tools in my upcoming book, HireFriday 3.0.   The fact is this: infograpic resumes aren't just for artists, photographers, and musicans anymore.

 

Resume templates, and infographic resume formats are not new.  What is new is that some of the services can now take your LinkedIn Profile and turn it into an infographic in one fell swoop.  

 

It makes sense to check these services out.  If you can leverage all of your social networks to jump start your job search, you absolutely should.

 

I've tested vizualize.me,  re.vu, Kinzaa, Visualize.ly.  Some of these tools are simple to use.  Some are difficult if you don't write code.

 

See my previous post about this.  I recently interviewed the founder of re.vu.  Stay tuned.  In the meantime, subscribe to the HireFriday Daily, this blog, and stay up to date on the latest career search technology.

 

Your career search pal,

 

Margo Rose

@HRMargo

http://linkedin.com/in/margorose

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20+ Online Networking Opportunities for Job Seekers

20+ Online Networking Opportunities for Job Seekers | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
Looking to get a leg up on your professionally-oriented social media? Here are 20 sites that can give you a networking edge.
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Social Media Consultant Gone Bad via @JohnSumser & @ImSoSarah

Social Media Consultant Gone Bad via @JohnSumser & @ImSoSarah | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by John Sumser.
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Saturday Night Live 717 (Se 37 Ep 15) Maya Rudolph - What Up With That?

synopsis: Live from New York, it's... Saturday Night! Host Maya Rudolph and Sleigh Bells perform. saturday night live SNL new 717 Maya Rudolph Sleigh Bells s...
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The Social Media Salary Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Social Media Salary Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
Check out salary stats for various positions in the top 20 markets -- you can make more than $117,000 as a social media marketing manager in New York.

 

 

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LinkedIn Invitations: Personalizing is Optional? Restrictions Exist?

LinkedIn Invitations: Personalizing is Optional? Restrictions Exist? | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
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The LinkedIn Blog » LinkedIn’s Q4 2011 Earnings Announcement

The LinkedIn Blog » LinkedIn’s Q4 2011 Earnings Announcement | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
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Why Google is ditching search

Why Google is ditching search | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
Search optimizers and Google's 'answer' strategy have made search links irrelevant. Read this blog post by Peter Yared on Digital Media.
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Top 8 Comments on Mashable This Week-Wow I'm Excited I Made It On The List

Top 8 Comments on Mashable This Week-Wow I'm Excited I Made It On The List | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

Mashable's weekly feature showcases some of the top comments from our community members. I am both humbled, and honored to make it on "The Top 8 Comments Of The Week"

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#JobSeekers What Are The Do's And Don'ts Of #Job Search For A Tech Candidate #Java #J2EE #C++

#JobSeekers What Are The Do's And Don'ts Of #Job Search For A Tech Candidate #Java #J2EE #C++ | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

Friday, May 4th HireFriday's beloved #HFChat will discuss the do's and don'ts for a technical job seekers. If you are an IT professional, Java Software Developer, or have experience in C++ this chat is for you.  If you are a software programmer, or have a background in IT. you will learn so many tips, and tools to aid you in your job search.  Our friends from Intuit will guest host our Twitter chat. Intuit recruiters Gail, Leslie, Chris will be on hand to answer your questions.

 

Dice is sponsoring our chat, and they are giving a lucky winner the opportunity to win a subscription to Dice Advantage.  All you have to do is add the hash tag #DiceAdvantage for a chance to win.  They are giving away 5 subscriptions, so be sure to tweet during #HFChat to win.  

 

Please go to http://hirefriday.com for the details about our topic, our hosts, and our questions.  Feel free to come prepared with your own questions for our recruiters from Intuit.  Remember, this is your opportunity to get access to professionals who can hire you, so participate in #HFChat and get hired!

 

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The Number One Way You Are Sabotaging Yourself In Your Job Search | The Wall Street Job Report

The Number One Way You Are Sabotaging Yourself In Your Job Search | The Wall Street Job Report | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
There is only one obstacle you face to getting hired in this economy--your own attitude. Take a look at our checklist to see if your negative attitude is infecting your job search.
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6 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job | LinkedIn

This article by Business Insider explains why you didn't ace the interview.  Perception and articulation is important.  It's all about articulating how your skills match the key performance indicators of the position.  If you want to be a serious contender, create an excel spreadsheet, and write a bullet point for how your skills meet each of the requirents of the position.  Yes, it requires time, and effort, but if you want that job, isn't it worth it?

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50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers | CareerEnlightenment.com

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers | CareerEnlightenment.com | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

Originally posted on Bachelor Degrees Online: Twitter is like a window into the soul of America.

 

This comprehensive list is a great starting point for people who want to venture into the Twitter job search world.  I would add #HireFriday  and #HFChat of course.  Our Twitter chat is loaded with recruiters, hiring managers, career professionals, and people who want to see you get ahead.

 

In addition, #TChat #JobHuntChat #GenY #GenYchat #BlogChat #BlogHer #UsGuys are great places to get help, advice, and of course get found.

 

The key is branding yourself.  Let people know how you can be found.  

 

Ask good questions.

 

Provide good content.

 

Give good advice

 

This will help you stand out in the crowd.

 

Happy job hunting, and we'll see you Friday for #HFChat.  This Friday, the folks from The Chicago Tribune are hosting.

 

Don't Miss it!

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Is Your Former Boss Badmouthing You to Potential Employers? | Resumebear Online Resume

Is Your Former Boss Badmouthing You to Potential Employers? | Resumebear Online Resume | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

In this competitive job market, everything in your job-seeking arsenal must be spot-on: resume, cover letter, even your interview attire. And you’ve probably made sure all of those are top-notch, but there is one thing over which you have little control—and the scary part is, it can kill your chances of landing a job.

 

We’re talking about references.

You’ve probably hand-picked most of your references, so presumably you’ve lined up people who will rave about you. But most likely, a potential employer will want to contact your current or most recent employer. Even if you don’t specifically include your old employer on your list of references, a hiring manager may contact them anyway. So what should you do if you’re nervous about what your former employer might say?

 

Here's Some tips:

Consider your former company’s reference policy. Does your former employer have a policy regarding what information about past employees can be divulged? And if so, do they really follow it? As this article explains, many companies don’t actually adhere to these policies, especially since they may have inexperienced or understaffed HR departments.

 

Do a test run. The only way to know for certain what your former boss is saying about you is to have someone find out. Enlist a friend to pose as a potential employer and call your former company to check your reference.

 

Cut it off at the pass. If you suspect (or confirm) your old boss is bad-mouthing you, it would probably be wise for you to address this up front with potential employers. The key here is to be diplomatic. You want to explain that you and your old boss had conflicts, but don’t want to come across like you’re trashing them.

 

Make them disappear. This usually isn’t a practical strategy, but if things were really bad at your previous company and you didn’t work there very long (or you don’t have enough other bright spots on your resume to compensate for a less than stellar reference), you may want to consider leaving the job with the boss who’s panning you off your resume completely.

 

Ever suspected a former boss of giving you a bad reference? How did you handle it? Let us know in the comments.

 

via ResumeBear.com

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15 Ways To Use Facebook Pages for Business | Social Media Today

15 Ways To Use Facebook Pages for Business | Social Media Today | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
Facebook is changing the way many businesses interact with their customers and promote their company. It is very exciting to have a tool that costs nothing but is powerful and gives the opportunity to reach hundreds, thousands, even millions.
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How to Harness The True Power of Social Media In Your Job Search

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P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook

P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
CEO wants to put the brakes on his $10 billion ad budget.
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Compassionate HR, My Interview With John Sumser 2/14 #BlogTalkRadio

Compassionate HR, My Interview With John Sumser 2/14 #BlogTalkRadio | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

John Sumser is a trail blazer.  Sumser is the founder of The HRExaminer.  John is the brains behind the digital media influencer lists he publishes, and he is the principal of HRxAnalysts.

 

Sumser questions the veracity of trends, and regularly pokes holes in social media topics. Tomorrow, I will question John about the impact of interactive digital media on the recruiting, and human resources industry.  I will ask him about his key take-aways from his research, and about the people that are featured on his lists.

 

Is social media a fad?  Will Sumser disclose his true feeling about the topic?  One thing is for sure, you will learn a great deal more about The HRExaminer, HR analytics, Recruiting, and more.  So please tune it.

 

You can listen to this show on my blog http://hrmargo.com on blogtalkradio at http://blogtalkradio.com/comphr  or on iTunes.

 

 

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LinkedIn Invitations: Personalizing is Optional? Restrictions Exist?

LinkedIn Invitations: Personalizing is Optional? Restrictions Exist? | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it
Social media analytics and tracking can be very time-consuming and expensive. Here are five ready-made spreadsheets you can copy for free.
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Compassionate HR With Amanda Hite-Talent Revolution

Compassionate HR With Amanda Hite-Talent Revolution | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

Amanda Hite is the driving force behind the brilliance of Talent Revolution. Her gifts to the interactive digital community are beyond compare. She is a motivational speaker, a philanthropist, and is committed to ending hunger. She is the inspiration in the No Kid Go Hungry movement, and Share Our Strength.

 

Not only is she one of the most dynamic leaders in social media, and talent management, she has a heart of gold. She exemplifies what steward leadership is all about. Please tune in, and learn more about her amazing journey!

 

Don't miss this wonderful wonderful blogtalkradio show 2/31!

 

To Listen, just click on the Compassionate HR Tab above.  

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The Candidate Experience-What is the Criteria?

The Candidate Experience-What is the Criteria? | Social Media And Digital Influence | Scoop.it

John Sumser posted this today to his blog:  Recently, I had the opportunity to interview the founders of The Candidate Experience Awards, and learned how this is transforming into a movement to which businesses large, and small are not paying attention.  Check out my podcast 'Compassionate HR,' with Gerry Crispin, Elaine Orler, and Ed Newman at http://blogtalkradio.com/comphr

 

What Sumser describes below is extremely important.  The candidate experience requirements are often ignored by companies, and recruiters who post their job.  Some companies think that people magically appear, as if opening a box of Lucky Charms, with the expectation that the perfect candidate is going to jump out of the box into their laps.

 

This isn't how it happens, arguably as the recession subsides, and candidates are less desperate for work, they will be more discerning where they apply, and why.  Furthermore, they will remember how they were treated when they applied in the past.

 

In summary, check out The HRExaminer's post today.  Comment, and let me know what you think!

 

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"Candidate Experience Requirements: The basic idea is that any person who visits an employment wbsite should be treated with respect, as a minimum, and delighted, as an objective.  The basic steps in the process are...

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