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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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5 Career Blunders You Did Not Realize You Were Making

By Libby Kane, Forbes
Special to Online Career Tips

Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers. Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, fail to meet our deadlines or do anything else to jeopardize our jobs or careers … knowingly. We can easily avoid the professional pitfalls we know, but what about the ones we don’t? And even more important, could we be making major mistakes when we think we’re making the right move?

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A Pragmatist’s Guide to LinkedIn(ing)

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

Nowadays, you can find a plethora of blog posts and articles referencing how to best maximize your LinkedIn profile during your job search. While much of the content can be repetitious, there is a reason why professionals continue to hone in on particular tactics. Recently, I came across one article that spoke my language, so to speak.

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Why I Accept All LinkedIn Contact Requests

By Dan Schawbel, Forbes
Special to Online Career Tips

I’ve had numerous speaking engagements since 2006 where I’ve touched on how job seekers, employees, entrepreneurs and students can leverage LinkedIn for career and business success.

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