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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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The Talent Community Connundrum

The Talent Community Connundrum | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
First it was social recruiting, then it was mobile recruiting. Now talent communities are apparently the latest cure for all of your talent troubles.
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One of the definitions of talent community in this post is: “A talent community is an opt-in, interactive forum where individuals with particular skill sets and interests can interact in a personal and meaningful way with corporate HR and company management in order to better understand – and be a part of – the firm and all that it has to offer from an employment perspective.”

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Heard about Talent Communities?

Heard about Talent Communities? | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Heard about talent communities? No? A lot of people and tech companies think they are the next big thing in recruiting. Others think they're a big hoax. Find out about what people are saying and cast your vote.
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This article lists and links to several talent community vendors. A talent community is a shared, branded community space where businesses with jobs connect with people wanting jobs.

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Should Employers Be Allowed To Prevent Workers From Sharing Their Salary Information?

Should Employers Be Allowed To Prevent Workers From Sharing Their Salary Information? | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

There are a variety of social norms around talking about wages and salaries. It’s often considered rude to ask someone what they are paid, and this is sometimes true within workplaces. In fact some employers go so far as to not permit workers to share wage and salary information with each other. Employers would be banned from doing this by the Paycheck Fairness Act, which has failed to pass in congress twice. Is this a good idea?

Mike Ellsworth's insight:

OK, this seems like a restraint of free speech if Congress were to pass a law prohibiting employees from sharing their salary information with one another.

 

What do you think? Please comment below.

 

Via @SmallBizCounsel

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Finding Jobs, but Working for Less Pay

Finding Jobs, but Working for Less Pay | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Economists and business leaders are increasingly troubled by a trend in New York City employment statistics: The lion's share of job growth has come in high-wage and low-wage industries, while middle-income work has lagged.
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9 Ways Students Can Use Social Media to Boost Their Careers

9 Ways Students Can Use Social Media to Boost Their Careers | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Here are nine things students should consider when starting to use social media professionally.
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How to Conduct a Networked Job Search - Huffington Post

How to Conduct a Networked Job Search - Huffington Post | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
How to Conduct a Networked Job SearchHuffington PostA great place to start in choosing a job that you truly love is starting with your passion. Identify it! This may involve a period of self-reflection.
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Can Your Boss's Career Growth Impact Your Own?

Can Your Boss's Career Growth Impact Your Own? | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"Many people think of their career growth in a number of ways, but rarely is much thought given to the role your own boss’s career growth has on your own. (Can Your Boss's Career Growth Impact Your Own?"

 

The answer, according to the article, is yes.

 

Some good tips.

 

 

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Job Search Tips from Recruiters | Career Advice 101

Job Search Tips from Recruiters | Career Advice 101 | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

Some good basic job seeking advice.


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5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways. But not these."

 

I particularly like: "What are the common attributes of your top performers?"

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Eight Principles of Social Media ROI by Beth Kanter | Community Techknowledge

Eight Principles of Social Media ROI by Beth Kanter | Community Techknowledge | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"Beth Kanter, author of Beth's Blog, provides an introduction to calculating your nonprofit organization's return on investment in social media."

 

There's lots of good stuff in this SlideShare presentation on social media metrics.

 

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Is Social Media Elitist?

Is Social Media Elitist? | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
You already know social media can help get you a job, but new research suggests that's much more likely to be the case for higher-level managerial jobs than it is for low-paying jobs.
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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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What is a Talent Community? - RecruitingBlogs

What is a Talent Community? - RecruitingBlogs | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Talent community is a word that means different things to different people.  In a recent addition of TChat radio, I was amazed at the diversity of opinion from…
Mike Ellsworth's insight:

This article defines talent community as: "A talent community is a segmented audience of targeted talent that maps to current & future hiring needs contained in the workforce plan."

 

There's also a LinkedIn Group around talent communities at: http://linkd.in/16CvRcn

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Reaching The Learning Resistant - Workforce Management (blog)

Reaching The Learning Resistant - Workforce Management (blog) | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Reaching The Learning Resistant Workforce Management (blog) We should be considering how to make sure that all of our learning methods address conceptual resistance if we want our investment in education and talent to yield the best results which...

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One of the downsides of online learning is you can't see people's body language. This post details a good example of where same-time, same-time learning is more sensitive to resistance to the material.

 

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Ann Green's Nonprofit Blog: How to Create an Editorial Calendar

Ann Green's Nonprofit Blog: How to Create an Editorial Calendar | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"onprofit organizations need to communicate with donors and other supporters all year round. Does the idea of finding content to share on a regular basis stress you out? Don't worry, it doesn't have to. Not if you create an editorial calendar. Start thinking now about creating one for 2013. "

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For Ex-Convicts, Life Out Of Prison Is Struggle Without Job Training

For Ex-Convicts, Life Out Of Prison Is Struggle Without Job Training | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
One you are out of prison, it's a game of survival.  There's one thing can help keep ex-convicts from returning to jail. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.
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Using Social Media to find a Job | Linkedin Profile Writer

Using Social Media to find a Job | Linkedin Profile Writer | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it
Anglia CV Services provide UK professional CV writing services & offer cover letter writing from just £31.99. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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Lost wages: What records does your union need to keep; what policies should you develop?

Suppose you’ve just been audited by Office of Labor-Management Standards and your closing letter says your local union “did not retain adequate documentation for lost wage reimbursement payments to the Treasurer and Vice President totaling at least...
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5 Must-Have Browser Extensions for Your Job Search

5 Must-Have Browser Extensions for Your Job Search | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"Five browser extensions that are sure to help anyone looking for a job, whether you’re still in school, a recent graduate or have been in the workforce for years."

 


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Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow? | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"Jeremiah Owyang's post,  "Social Media Work Flow," offers a good taxonomy for a social media work flow, triage, or process."

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11 Social Media Tips for the Public Sector

11 Social Media Tips for the Public Sector | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"Based on tips from social media directors in the U.S. federal government, here's a list of social media guidelines in the public sector."

 

Check out the GSA model Terms of Service agreements they signed with many social media providers.

 

 

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The Rise of The 1099 Economy: More Americans Are Becoming Their Own Bosses | Newgeography.com

The Rise of The 1099 Economy: More Americans Are Becoming Their Own Bosses | Newgeography.com | Social Media for Workforce Development | Scoop.it

"According to research by Economic Modeling Specialists International, the number of people who primarily work on their own has swelled by 1.3 million since 2001 to 10.6 million, a 14% increase." 

 

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