Social Media Job Search

  • Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

    Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

    By Miriam Salpeter If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do... Continue Reading

  • Job Hunters: It's Time To Up Your Social Media Game

    Job Hunters: It's Time To Up Your Social Media Game

    Today's job seekers feel almost obligated to use LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter lest they be viewed as Luddites. But they're also hearing that social media may not be as effective as has been hyped. What social media strategies actually work in landing a job? Continue Reading

  • Why Job Hunters Need To Start Using Google Plus

    Why Job Hunters Need To Start Using Google Plus

    Though Facebook still dominates the social-media landscape, Google Plus is quickly gaining a following among savvy job seekers who view the service a useful tool for job search. In fact, with some 343 million members, Google Plus has surpassed micro-blogging site Twitter and is second only to Facebook in its... Continue Reading

  • The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

    The One Thing Missing From Your LinkedIn Profile

    With now more than 200 million members, LinkedIn has become a social media powerhouse -- and a vehicle for many job hunters. But merely creating a profile and posting your resume on the site won't result in offers of employment suddenly flowing in. Experts say it's important to take at least one more step... Continue Reading

  • Why You Need A Social Media Makeover

    Why You Need A Social Media Makeover

    Could I really find a job if I had a better Twitter bio? Or beefed up my Facebook presence? I have to admit I hoped the answer was no. I've largely avoided Facebook and Twitter even though I've had accounts for years. Here's why: I never know what to say. I'm uncomfortable being so public. I'm not... Continue Reading

  • Social Media Showdown: How Each Site Can Get You Closer To The Job You Want

    Social Media Showdown: How Each Site Can Get You Closer To The Job You Want

    By Susan Ricker Social-media websites aren't just for catching up with friends anymore. Many companies have embraced social media as a tool to reach their consumers, and job seekers can take advantage of this information feed. While professional-networking sites such as LinkedIn may seem like the obvious... Continue Reading

  • Texting and Writing at Work: Reading Between the Lines

    Texting and Writing at Work: Reading Between the Lines

    By Staci Layne Wilson Tina B. Tessina (aka "Dr. Romance") is a psychotherapist and author of several books, including her latest 'It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction.' In the course of working on another article (one about graphology), I asked Dr. Tessina about the psychology behind what we write.... Continue Reading