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How to Utilize Twitter for a Job

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor

Twitter and job search don’t usually go hand in hand, but Twitter is a fantastic tool to help you with your job search. You can use twitter to learn about the industries you are interested in joining and follow thought-leader and maybe even connect with them in a conversation.

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How Can I Repair My Social Image Before an Interview?

By Michael Klazema
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

Certainly, not all hiring managers use social media to judge whether or not their applicants are suitable for employment. Social media background checks are not illegal, and there are many employers, educational institutions, and other recruitment bodies that do use them regularly. Since you can never quite know on which side of the social media background check argument your interviewer stands, you should always go into the interview knowing that your social image is as clean as can be. 

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A Call for Facebook Authenticity

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

Whether you use Facebook and other social media platforms to connect with friends and family, to position yourself as an expert, or to meet new people, it is important for your site to be a reflection of who you are. You want to help people to connect with what you are thinking and doing. Although it isn’t face-to-face, these channels are designed to help us to develop connections and relationships.

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5 Steps on How to Get Your Employees Involved in Your Social Media Plan

By Matt See
Online Career Tips Contributor

Many managers shutter at the thought of their employees posting on social media all day. What if they spend all of their time on social media and never accomplish any of their tasks? What if they are posting negative things about our company? These are all scary thoughts to any manager, but after today I hope to show you that the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Should You Connect with Strangers on LinkedIn?

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Unlike other sites, like Twitter or Instagram, LinkedIn assumes you know users at least a little when you connect with them. This can be both a good and bad thing. On one hand it makes endorsements and recommendations more valid. If potential employers know people actually have to know you before giving an endorsement, it carries more weight.

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Edit Your Facebook Page Like It’s Your Resume

By Glynn Cosker
Online Career Tips Contributor

If you are one of the thousands of people currently seeking employment, take a good look at your Facebook security or privacy settings. There are ways to make your page strictly private, but Facebook often changes its privacy set up, which affects what is searchable on your page.

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How Closely Should Your LinkedIn Profile Match Your Resume?

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

If you’re in the market for a new job, you know standing out from the crowd and doing things right is of the upmost importance. This applies in both the big picture and the little details in today’s competitive market. So while you’re preparing your interview questions, cover letter and resume, don’t forget to put your best foot forward via your social media accounts, namely by giving your LinkedIn profile a refresh, too.

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How to Use LinkedIn as Your Personal Website

By Jill Kurtz Online Career Tips Contributor LinkedIn is the best place to establish your professional profile and network to build a career and find new opportunities. The site allows you to present all of the same information that personal websites have been used for and had many more benefits.

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