Recently as I was reviewing my LinkedIn profile, I noticed my feed had a list of suggested “people I may know.” I found the list somewhat puzzling as it included people who seemed outside of my professional spectrum. I became increasingly curious as to what I may have in common with them. Why does LinkedIn recommend them? Moreover, will connecting with the following individuals bring professional value to me?
The sale of LinkedIn to Microsoft for $26.2 billion created waves, with people questioning why Microsoft has decided to move into the social media business to the future of social media itself.
By Latanya Hughes
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University
When job candidates seek a career, many candidates only look at the description of the position and the requirements. They examine whether the job requires travel or if it has remote working options. They investigate every detail of the position, but they fail to screen the employer. How do you go about screening a potential employer?
By Madeline Roberts
Online Career Tips Contributor
According to Inc.com, corporate jobs receive an average of 250 applications but only four to six will be called for an interview. You don’t need the luck of the Irish to land one – just a well-crafted social media profile.
By Lee Westell
Principal – New Media Marketing Strategies, LLC. And APUS Industry Advisory Council Member
Social media means big business. Statista, a leading online statistics portal, projects by the end of 2015, worldwide social commerce revenue will reach $30 billion. In my work with companies, here’s what I’m seeing as the top three problems companies have when using social media.
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for individuals and companies looking to make new connections, generate leads, and build their brand. While it’s an important platform for all businesses, LinkedIn can be a true game changer for B2B (business to business) companies.…
By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services
There is no bigger career motivator than the fear that comes from seeing your friends and colleagues move forward in their career when you are feeling stagnant. A new title in a LinkedIn profile is evidence that colleagues in your circle are progressing forward in their careers, and that realization can leave you questioning your own career journey. Rather than letting fear make you second guess your career decisions, allow the feeling to motivate you to step up to new challenges and branch out into new areas of your profession.
Social media occupies a lot of our time and is becoming a more pervasive communications tool, so it’s no wonder that the spam and scams have followed suit. One site where I have seen a huge uptick in potential scams is LinkedIn. Here’s what you need to know about this latest venue for spam, scammers and phishing.
By William Arruda
It may seem like joining LinkedIn as a teen is a sign that we’re making kids grow up too fast, but it doesn’t have to take up a lot of time or become a central focus. All it takes is a basic understanding of LinkedIn, a solid profile, and a few connections who are interested in being part of a future success story.