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LinkedIn: The Profile Picture Essentials

The first thing that a potential LinkedIn connection sees (depending on your privacy settings) is your profile photo. While job description, location and degree of connection are clearly more important than physical appearances, it is also important for people to know that you are professional and also serious about your career. If you threw one of your old high school senior pictures (that looks like a much younger version of yourself) or a selfie on to your profile page, it is time to take tha...
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My take on how to get the perfect headshot for your LinkedIn profile!

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How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity

How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Interviewing for a new job? Better start managing your social media persona or it could ruin your chances for getting the position.
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Lisa Quast provides some general guidelines to social media behavior both personally and professionally as an employee.

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How to Create Your Social Media Presence

How to Create Your Social Media Presence | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
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How to create and maintain your own personal identity on social media. This is important when looking for internships and jobs. Employers will see your engagement within your field as a positive when hiring. 

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10 Elements of a Successful Social Media Profile

10 Elements of a Successful Social Media Profile | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
When it comes to online personal or business branding, the creation of social media profiles is absolutely essential. Social networking profiles will rank highly in search engine results when people search for your name.
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These are some general guidelines to follow while developing your social media presence.

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High-Tech Business Etiquette: A Professional's Guide to Social Networks

High-Tech Business Etiquette: A Professional's Guide to Social Networks | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ provide endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and business professionals to connect.
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Professional etiquette is an important skill set when using social networks such as LinkedIn. It is even important when using more personal networks such as Twitter and Facebook. 

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The importance of LinkedIn in building your career

The importance of LinkedIn in building your career | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
My last blog – entitled ‘How to make the most of your network’ - touched upon the importance of using social media in building and capitalising on your contacts.  Here I’d like to explore th
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David Press provides insight on how to build your LinkedIn contacts by using the network's features. Since LinkedIn is the leading professional networking site, it is very important to know how to use its features. 

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Internship and Career Center, UC Davis / Liberal Arts and Business / Helpful Hints For Your LinkedIn Profile by Wendy Hays

Internship and Career Center, UC Davis / Liberal Arts and Business / Helpful Hints For Your LinkedIn Profile by Wendy Hays | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
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This article is important because it highlights how to make yourself visible and how to generate traffic on your LinkedIn page. 

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How to Behave Professionally on Social Media

How to Behave Professionally on Social Media | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a well articulated resume and interview were enough to land you the job. That was before Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Today, both clients and recruiters look beyond a nicely pressed suit and resume and are also...
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Job recruiters are not only looking at resumes to hire, but also social media accounts. Whether you decide to use your account professionally or not, it is essential that you understand the consequences of not having a "clean" account. This article can help guide you to that.

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Social Media Workflow [Infographic]

Social Media Workflow [Infographic] | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
The general consensus is that companies need to dedicate resources to social media (in the form of time and labor) in order to be successful. I would agree with this statement. But the question is, how much time exactly?
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This infographic describes how a company that uses social media in their business strategy should spend their time using their accounts. This is great for a company or organization that is struggling with time management in social media. 

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Social Recruiting: How to Use Social Media to Land a Job

Social Recruiting: How to Use Social Media to Land a Job | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it

Can your social network help you land a job? In this infographic, learn how recruiters are using social networks to find new applicants!


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The statistics of job recruiters using social media is helpful in realizing the importance of professionalism in social media. Additionally, this infographic describes ways to make yourself stand out on social media to help you get a job. 

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6 Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile

6 Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it

This article is LinkedIN’s career expert Nicole Williams elaborates on six LinkedIN tips to optimize your profile and attract more recruiters.

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This article is highly important because if you market yourself effectively on LinkedIn, it will be more likely that you will increase your connections and get a job.

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Social Media Skills: Resume Killer or Booster?

Social Media Skills: Resume Killer or Booster? | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Once hyped up as the next big thing, the social media job market has recently undergone a considerable slowdown, according to newly released stats from career site Indeed.com. Growth in positions
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Skills in social media are becoming more and more sought after by employers. That is why it is important to know how to use social media professionally. This skill set is just what you need to give you a competitive edge over other potential candidates. 

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5 Rules for Professional Social Networking Success

5 Rules for Professional Social Networking Success | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Dan Klamm is the Outreach & Marketing Coordinator at Syracuse University Career Services.  This post was co-authored by Alana Edmunds who is an IT Project Manager and Social Str...
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These are some great tips to help you make connections with other professionals through social networking. 

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Professionalism & Social Media

Spring is finally here! With graduation and internships right around the corner, it is important to review your social media accounts to make sure they are spotless and free of inappropriate content. With the emergence of businesses on social media, it is also critical that college students have an awareness of how to maintain a sense of professionalism with their accounts.
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Here is a post I created for the Social Media Certificate blog. Professionalism is becoming increasingly important on social media, especially for career-bound college students! 

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6 Tips for Proper Social Media Etiquette in the New Year

6 Tips for Proper Social Media Etiquette in the New Year | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it

aAs you set out 2014 with fresh goals and resolutions, don't overlook your social media profiles and activity. Your online presence can support or damage your professional (and social) image. Start the New Year off by paying closer attention to your...

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Whether you decide to use your profile professionally or not, it is important to understand what is acceptable behavior on social media.This is especially true with the rise in job recruiting through these different networks. 

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jobsDB Resources - Top Five Tips to Keep Your Social Media Profile Professional

jobsDB Resources - Top Five Tips to Keep Your Social Media Profile Professional | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it

p pAn impressive resume is no longer the only way to attract potential employers. Your social media profile is also an effective tool in pursuing your dream career.

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Five tips to help develop and maintain a professional profile on social media. Professionalism on your accounts will enable you for more job opportunities.

 

"An inappropriate photo, post or quote can ruin your chances of getting hired. This is why managing your social media profile for job search preparation is more important than ever."

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How to Choose a LinkedIn Profile Picture | Social Media Today

How to Choose a LinkedIn Profile Picture | Social Media Today | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Here are the LinkedIn profile pictures you need to avoid at all costs.
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Since your profile picture is one of the first things an employer will see on LinkedIn, it is crucial that your picture is appropriate and professional. Here are some guidelines to keep your photo fitting for your profession. 

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How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn and More

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn and More | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
A great bio displays your personality and professionalism year-round, and it's also a quick and easy way for you to garner interest from potential employers, bringing you one step closer to the job of your dreams....
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Just as your profile picture is important, so is your bio. This is one of the first things an employer sees so the bio should be thoughtful and eye catching. Here is how to make it professional and represent your personal brand. 

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My social media workflow

My social media workflow | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
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This blog post discusses how to organize and gather content before sharing. It also discusses some applications that are timed to share posts when your followers are most active. This is practical for professional use because it can help you build a strong account that will attract more followers. It will also please future employers to see you engaged in sharing content within your field or industry.

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Why Do Business Professionals Use Social Media?

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This detailed powerpoint defines the importance of social media in today's business world. It is essential to understand how influential social media is in marketing brands and developing an identity.

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Social Media Do's & Don'ts: 10 Tips for Keeping Your Profiles Professional

Social Media Do's & Don'ts: 10 Tips for Keeping Your Profiles Professional | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it

Via Claudia Beggiato
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What you should and should not do on professional social media accounts. 

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65 percent of employers check social media to see if a candidate presents himself or herself professionally.  Here are 10 simple social media do’s and don’ts that will help you sidestep those kinds of pitfalls.

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Top Ways to Use Social Media for Getting a Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Ways to Use Social Media for Getting a Job [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Getting a job is difficult, but it's a well known fact that social media can make it an easier task. Here is the ultimate guide to using social for getting
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This infographic is an awesome tool that describes how to use each major networking site, including blogging, to get hired. It is important to know how to use other sites other than LinkedIn professionally because employers will see those accounts too.

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12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility.
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What you do and how you act on social media will always follow you. It is essential to stay away from these behaviors and their negative effects. 

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10 Tips To A More Professional LinkedIn Profile

10 Tips To A More Professional LinkedIn Profile | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you are in business, trying to put your startup on the map, new to the working world or focus mostly on non-profit work, LinkedIn is a very good networking tool to help you achieve your professional goals. A hunting ground for headhunters, HR managers and new businesses ... Continue reading »
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This article addresses the fine details of LinkedIn's features. This can really help you customize your profile to your needs.

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6 Skills You Need To Be A Social Media Professional

6 Skills You Need To Be A Social Media Professional | Social Media Professionalism | Scoop.it
The skills needed to be a social media professional have changed significantly. Here are 6 skills you need to be a great social media pro.
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Want to be a social media professional? Here are some skills you will need.

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