When social media first hit the scene, the main focus was to provide users with a way to connect with friends and family. Today, it has grown immensely.
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?