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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »