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13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

Don't Put Off Your Use Of LinkedIn...Here's Why:

Statistics that will make you see why spending an hour or so on LinkedIn each week could help your career dramatically. Read More »

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

What Jim Carrey Can Teach You About Career Success

Want to catapult your career? Use social currency to network your way to the top. Tools like LinkedIn and Mingle can help you expand you career friends. Read More »

Stalked On LinkedIn: Victims Complain They Can't Block Abusers

Stalked On LinkedIn: Victims Complain They Can't Block Abusers

LinkedIn is a great place to find a job, but as some users have learned, it can also be a great place to be found -- by a stalker. One, who asked to be identified only as Anna R., claims that a former boss who sexually assaulted her has used LinkedIn to stalk her, as BuzzFeed reported. Unfortunately, given the... Read More »

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

A growing number of people are tweeting and using Facebook from the office, but that doesn't mean they think it's a good use of their time. Or company resources. In fact, according to a new survey, a majority of American workers (51 percent) think using social media at work hurts productivity. The survey... Read More »

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit. Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

4 Ways To Stand Out In Your Social Media Job Search

4 Ways To Stand Out In Your Social Media Job Search

If you're looking for a barometer of how fast job seekers are taking to social networks, it's worth noting this: Three years ago, when Brad and Debra Schepp compiled the first edition of their book on the ways in which people were using social media networks to conduct a successful job search, they had... Read More »

How Social Media Can Kill Your Chances of Landing That Job [Infographic]

How Social Media Can Kill Your Chances of Landing That Job [Infographic]

With so many people jumping on the social-media bandwagon, employers increasingly are using such tools to weed out job applicants. Read More »

What Does Your Profile Photo Say To Potential Employers?

What Does Your Profile Photo Say To Potential Employers?

Right here in public, I will admit it: I am old enough to remember a time when Facebook and Twitter did not exist. However, that does not mean I will post prehistoric pictures of myself on the web; I think it's as important to be as up-to-the-moment with my photo as I am in my status updates and tweets. I... Read More »

Facebook Can Be A Job Killer

Facebook Can Be A Job Killer

It was a straightforward question from a young reporter who I have been mentoring, "Is there anything on my Facebook page that would hurt my chances of getting my next job?" And, unfortunately, the answer I gave her was "yes". Pictures of partying and provocative poses, which may be fun and seemingly innocent,... Read More »

"Buycott" Your Way Into a New Job

My husband was talking to his old friend Bingo the other day, who said he was out of work but trying to get a sales job at a local car dealership. We suggested that he try and get the dealership's attention by organizing a "buycott" -- the opposite of a boycott, so they'd see how fabulous he could be at cleverly... Read More »

Top Innovations and Your Job Search

Top Innovations and Your Job Search

By Carol Berman Would you consider yourself an early adopter? Or do you still carry a cell phone that the size of brick because, hey, it makes phone calls? As the year comes to a close, there are endless "top of the decade" lists making the rounds. Advertising Age magazine compiled its list of the best media... Read More »

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