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Ten Tools for Your Pinterest Toolbelt

Ten Tools for Your Pinterest Toolbelt | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a great social networking site, but it is definitely still young and lacking in some features.
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8 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Job Search - Social-Hire

8 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Job Search - Social-Hire | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
8 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Job Search http://t.co/12hsxUJehX
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The top 8 ways:

 

You Say “No” Too Quickly 

You Have Unrealistic Expectations

Your Presentation is Sloppy 

You Are Too Cocky

You Are Focused on the Wrong Things

You Listen Too Much To Others

You Don’t Know What You Want

You Just Aren’t That Into It 

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Workforce Social Network - Department of Workforce Development

Department of Workforce Development Social Network - Facebook and Twitter offerings.
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The State of Wisconsin has a page integrating their various social media efforts around Workforce Development.

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Denise Felder's comment, July 27, 9:55 PM
Is there a list like this for Minnesota?
Mike Ellsworth's comment, July 28, 11:32 AM
Denise, I don't think so. There might be something on DEED's site.
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Public Works Partners | Social Media for Workforce Development: An online course for using social media to connect with participants and increase outcomes

Public Works Partners | Social Media for Workforce Development: An online course for using social media to connect with participants and increase outcomes | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
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An interesting presentation that was supposed to develop into an online course, out of New York.

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New Jersey's New Social Media Law Blocks Employers' Prying Eyes

New Jersey's New Social Media Law Blocks Employers' Prying Eyes | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
An increasing number of Americans are using social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, both on and off the job.
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Good news: "The New Jersey State Governor signed into law legislation that prohibits employers from requiring or requesting current and prospective employees to disclose their social media passwords. New Jersey’s new law covers all employers (including any agent or representative), except for state and county corrections departments, the state parole board, and state and local law enforcement agencies" starting in December, 2013. Twelve states now have similar protections.

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Recruiters Find Limits to Large Social Networks – ExecuNet Survey

Recruiters Find Limits to Large Social Networks – ExecuNet Survey | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Recruiters Find Limits to Large Social Networks – ExecuNet Survey
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It had to happen. Recruiters on LinkedIn are finding themselves deluged with unwanted connection requests from unqualified candidates and unsolicited resumes.

 

In the survey, "45% concluded large, public networks make it difficult to build relationships with the right talent." So recruiters may move to smaller, more-specialized social networks.

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Private business job creation revs up, survey shows - NBCNews.com (blog)

Private business job creation revs up, survey shows - NBCNews.com (blog) | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Private business job creation revs up, survey shows
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Private sector job creation surged in July to 200,000 as small businesses and services led the way, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.
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6 Ways Curiosity Will Help You Stand Out In Your Career

6 Ways Curiosity Will Help You Stand Out In Your Career | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Do you have a thirst for knowledge? Do you want to learn everything there is to know about your profession? This type of drive is a form of curiosity many job seekers and professionals have.
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Some good tips here:

 

1 Show eagerness to learn

2 Stay current in the news

3 Reach out to employers about job openings 

4 Develop your skills 

5 Discover new ways to challenge yourself

6 Think outside the box 

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Poll: Vt. Workforce Unenthusiastic

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Poll: Vt. Workforce Unenthusiastic
Valley News
A Gallup survey shows Vermont has one of the least-engaged workforces in the nation. According to Gallup, only 27 percent of the Vermont employees are “emotionally engaged” at work.
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So they're all like, whatevs . . .

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Top Twitter Hashtags For The Jobseeker

Top Twitter Hashtags For The Jobseeker | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Twitter has become a valid venue to look for a job and make important hires. Here are the most popular job-related hashtags.
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Some of the hashtags noted in this article don't seem to be directly related to job seeking, for example, #GenYchat, #HFChat, #leadershipchat, #U30Pro, #MillennialChat, #mwchat, #NextChat.

 

Others seem right on, like: #career, #careerchat, #CareerSuccess, #employment, #freelance, #greenjobs, #hirefriday, #hiring, #HR, #InternChat, #InternPro, #internships, #jobangels, #jobhuntchat, #joblisting, #jobopening, #jobs, #jobsearch, #jobtips, #LinkedInChat, #MBA, #recruiting, #ResuChat, #speakchat, #training.

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The Dawn of the Zettabyte Era Revolution in Video Marketing 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Dawn of the Zettabyte Era Revolution in Video Marketing 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community is a professional community and network

Via VL Digital Marketing
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The size of the data forecasted by 2015 in this article is mindblowing.

 

Time to get a video strategy together if you don't have one already . . .

 

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Are all your social media eggs in one basket? - The risk of focusing just on Facebook or Twitter

Are all your social media eggs in one basket? - The risk of focusing just on Facebook or Twitter | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it


If you are focused just on one or two social media channels, such as Facebook or Twitter, you need to rethink your approach.

 

Ever since the demise of platforms such asFriendster and thenMySpace, the social media landscape is littered with the corpses of once-great leaders.

 

More recently, the popular blogging platform Posterous announced it was closing its doors.

Mike Ellsworth's insight:

This post is great food for thought if your company is just focusing on the Big 4 social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube). While YouTube and LinkedIn are probably the least likely to fold or be renedered irrelevant in the short term, anything can happen.

 

The rise of moble and the visually-oriented sites such as Pinterest, Instagram, and even Vine might threaten existing dominant platforms. Is you social strategy flexible enough to adapt to changes in the landscape? We'd love to hear what you think, below.

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How to Build a Talent Community

How to Build a Talent Community | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
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This article's definition of talent community: "an organized group of individuals or candidates interested in working for you or learning more about your organization. An employer can interact and communicate with prospective employees through the community website. They can also inform candidates about employment opportunities, receive referrals and handpick qualified individuals from inside the group."

 

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Definition of a Talent Community - CollegeRecruiter.com

Definition of a Talent Community - CollegeRecruiter.com | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
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I like Gautam Ghosh's definition of talent community quoted in this article:

Talent communities are where people go to connect with fellow professionals and learn. Hence they are more “communities of practice” than anything else.Talent communities are [also] places one goes to find experts.Talent communities are [also] places one goes to build their own personal career brand.Companies must engage in talent communities by letting [THEIR] internal experts connect with and build their own networks.The best Talent Community Facilitator would be an expert in the roles – not necessarily a recruiter.The focus on jobs/recruiting has to be secondary to the above.
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Workforce Development System using Social Media, PR and Marketing for Survival | LinkedIn

Workforce Development System using Social Media, PR and Marketing for Survival | LinkedIn | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
The public workforce development system needs help! Funding is being slashed to levels that make in nearly impossible to keep the doors open. Yet...
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A LinkedIn group for Workforce Development and social media.

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LinkedIn 101 for Workforce Professionals - Social Media for Workforce Development

LinkedIn 101 for Workforce Professionals - Social Media for Workforce Development | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Most workforce professionals have at least heard of LinkedIn , the premiere online networking opportunity for job seekers to connect with businesses and employment opportunities. What Is It? LinkedIn is an online professional social network that allows business and professional colleagues to connect with one another. Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn is...
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Michele Martin's great site for workforce professionals interested in using social media.

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In Job Islands, Work Is Plentiful but the Workers Are Not - Wall Street Journal

In Job Islands, Work Is Plentiful but the Workers Are Not - Wall Street Journal | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Many isolated pockets of the U.S., like Thief River Falls, Minn., have a surfeit of jobs. Such “job islands” are a telling aberration from a national workforce still weighed down by stagnant wages and other signs of slack.
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There's lots of opportunity if you're willing to move.

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It's Crunch Time for the Future of Work

It's Crunch Time for the Future of Work | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Within the next 2 years millennials (ages 18-35) will make up the majority of the workforce.  As I mentioned on Facebook page, these (myself included) are people who don't know what it's like to no...
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It's a brief article pointing out the obvious: Millennials think different. What will the future workplace look like when they're in charge in another decade.

 

If you're not thinking about that, you must be a Boomer. ;=}

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Private sector jobs growth stronger than expected - CNN

Private sector jobs growth stronger than expected - CNN | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report Private sector jobs growth stronger than expected CNN "The job market has admirably weathered the fiscal headwinds, tax increases and government spending cuts," said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics, which...
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Pressure is on to police hateful speech on social media sites - fox4kc.com

Pressure is on to police hateful speech on social media sites - fox4kc.com | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Pressure is on to police hateful speech on social media sites
fox4kc.com
Hateful words and actions directed toward various groups are nothing new.
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The biggest job interview mistakes - CBS News

The biggest job interview mistakes - CBS News | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
The biggest job interview mistakes
CBS News
(MoneyWatch) The job interview is the gold ring at the end of the rainbow, to mix a few metaphors.
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The biggest one I personally know about? Poor guy fell asleep. Turns out he had narcolepsy . . . he got the job though.

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20 Stats About How Social Media Influences Purchasing Decisions

20 Stats About How Social Media Influences Purchasing Decisions | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
My Facebook News Feed has lots of great deals Shortly after we Instagram pictures of our turkey dinners, we'll be watching our Facebook News Feed fill
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A great collection of pithy stats about social selling, B2C and B2B.

 

This one, however, is troubling: 79% of consumers like a Facebook company page because it offers discounts and incentives. If all you have to say to your customers is, "I can get it for you cheap" - that's hardly a relationship, is it?

 

Via @kokasexton

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The Most Important LinkedIn Page You've Never Seen | Wired Business | Wired.com

The Most Important LinkedIn Page You've Never Seen | Wired Business | Wired.com | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Tucked behind your professional, yet pretty, profile picture, the descriptions of all your past jobs, and that column of "People You May Know" is a section of LinkedIn that most people have never heard of, let alone seen.
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This article describes how recruiters are watching you on LinkedIn and links to an image of the new recruiters' dashboard. You may be surprised at how much information these recruiters - who have not officially connected with you - can see about you.

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Joanna Palladino's curator insight, June 14, 2013 4:04 PM

Can't wait to hear how the new app/feature of Check-In works for recruiters, etc. (Can't wait to see it in action as well.)

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The Irresistible Rise Of Google Plus (Infographic)

The Irresistible Rise Of Google Plus (Infographic) | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Google Plus is quickly becoming a front runner in the social networking world – for those using it, the rewards can be very beneficial for numerous reasons, including SEO.

 

This week, following a recent video post about Google+, we have created an infographic on the increase in popularity of Google Plus and how implementing Google Authorship can affect your business.


Via Lauren Moss, Ricard Lloria, Sergey Ruseev
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You may be surprised at some of these stats. I know I was.

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Mike Ellsworth's comment, April 15, 2013 11:13 AM
VL, thanks for the reScoop! Were your surprised by these stats?
Celeste G. Box (@mcgbox)'s comment, April 15, 2013 11:18 AM
I did, Mike... is very high for that period of time.
Anthony Burke's comment, April 15, 2013 11:19 AM
not really, there is a lot of conflicting stats out there
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The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters

The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Twitter is becoming the new job board, and it is also becoming the new résumé. Some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, while job seekers are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.
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Although there's not a ton of companies using Twitter extensively for talent sourcing, there are plenty of businesses and job seekers using the service to connect with one another.

 

"Kathryn Minshew, founder and chief executive of career-resource site TheMuse.com, for one, is an advocate of the 140-character résumé.

 

A tweet, she explains, 'is the new elevator pitch.'"

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Talent Community Definition: Blog: Seven Step RPO

Talent Community Definition: Blog: Seven Step RPO | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
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It’s important for talent communities to engage the potential hire immediately. Research from Jobs2Web on 8,800 hires during 2011 found that 57% of applicants who are hired apply for a job on the first day.

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