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Nicole Williams, Career Expert at LinkedIn, Shares Her Social Media Tips

Nicole-Williams-blogNicole Williams has been LinkedIn’s resident career expert since 2011. This best-selling author also has her own lifestyle brand, WORKS by Nicole Williams, which offers lifestyle content for career-minded women in their 20s and 30s.

In our latest So What Do You Do column, Williams talks about the best way to get your LinkedIn profile noticed and shares her tips on using social media as a professional:

It’s consistency now that’s really so important. It’s ensuring that all your social media platforms are sending the same professional message. Think about what your professional brand is: What kind of tone do you want to have, what kind of issues do you want to comment on, what kind of articles do you want to respond to? You’ve got to decide that early on, and then you’ve got to kind of have that theory in place so that you are using social media in an integrated fashion.

For more from Williams, including the biggest mistake LinkedIn users make, read: So What Do You Do, Nicole Williams, Author, Entrepreneur and Career Expert at LinkedIn?

Four Ways to Leverage Your Google+ Profile to Land a New Job

G+ logoAh, social media. Sure, we’re all on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, but how about leaning on Google+ to self-promote and land your next job?

According to a piece on Brazen Careerist, there are several ways to create a solid Google+ profile in order to get your name out there. Consider this: Google+ is the second larges social network out there. Considering it has over 500 million members, it’s an untapped market if your profile isn’t ramped up. Plus, keep in mind that Google+ feeds Google, as pointed out in the piece. Where do most employers search for passive candidates? You guessed it: Google.

1. Complete the entire profile page. Susan Joyce writes in the piece, “Connect to your LinkedIn profile, Twitter account, blog, employer’s website or even your favorite posts on Brazen.” Read more

Should Romance & Work Mix? New App Connects to LinkedIn Accounts

flirt at workIt’s the age-old question. Should you mix romance with the office?

One new app thinks so. According to SmartCompany in Australia, a new application called LinkedUp! sounds a lot like Tinder. Apparently it connects to your contacts on LinkedIn the same way Tinder taps into Facebook. Per the piece, it scans your LinkedIn network for dating prospects. Read more

Check Out Our Google+ Lunch Chat Hangout Tomorrow: Media Pros Talk Advancement

mb logoWe’re excited to announce tomorrow’s career lunch hangout at 1 p.m. EST and hope you will join us on Google+!

Join your MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi and Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios as they talk to Geoffrey Colon, marketing manager at Microsoft. He is also a subject matter expert on social business and disruptive innovation.

We’ll find out how you can leverage social media skills with innovative digital strategies in order to catapult your career to the next level.

Oh, did we mention that it’s free? Looking forward to having you join us!

LinkedIn Launches New Feature to Foster Internal Transfers

linkedinRecruiters typically search LinkedIn to find passive candidates to fill their jobs and of course, professionals usually leverage it to connect with each other, build their online profile and to pursue external job opportunities.

Well, according to a piece in The Wall Street Journal, the social media site has a new feature to tell people about available jobs at their current employers. Apparently this will help recruiters identify internal candidates so they can fill their requisitions and simultaneously reduce turnover. Read more

Check Out Our Google+ Lunch Chat Hangout Tomorrow: Media Pros Talk Advancement

mb logoWe’re excited to announce tomorrow’s career lunch hangout at 1 p.m. EST and hope you will join us on Google+!

Join your MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi and Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios as they talk to Maurice Cherry, creative principal at 3eighteen media, a design and consulting firm.

We’ll find out how you can leverage web design along with social media and digital strategies in order to catapult your career to the next level.

Oh, did we mention that it’s free? Looking forward to having you join us!

Colleges Offer Photo Shoots; Students Can Discard the LinkedIn Selfie

selfieHave you ever seen a colleague upload a new LinkedIn profile photo and said to yourself, “A selfie? Really?!”

What you really wanted to tell them how unprofessional it looked but alas, you held your breath instead.

Well, according to a piece in The Wall Street Journal, schools like Lawrence University are offering professional headshots to their students for free. Here’s the thing — per the social media site, profiles with photos are 11 times more likely to be viewed than profiles without pictures. Read more

Three Ways to Create a Memorable LinkedIn Headline

linkedinIf you want to stand out among a sea of other similar professionals on LinkedIn, listen up. This post on Top Dog Social Media outlines several click worthy ideas.

1. Identify what you offer and what makes you stellar. Here’s an example from the piece: “Personally generated over three million in client revenue helping clients reach their marketing goals in the past 18 months.”

Ask yourself if someone perusing your profile is able to quickly identify what you offer? Do a search on LinkedIn using keywords to see how you stack up against your competition. Feel free to tweak your headline to see if there’s a spike in the number of hits your profile gets. Read more

New Survey Reveals Top Distractions at the Office…Social Media, Anyone?

stop wasting timeIf you think surfing the internet and chatting at the water cooler are top ways to procrastinate, guess what? You’re right.

According to a Robert Half Management Resources survey of top chief financial officers, several time wasters are alive and well in the office.

In fact, 32 percent of executives in the survey indicated non-business online use like social media is the biggest distraction of them all. Talking with colleagues came in second and taking personal phone calls came in third. Read more

Age Discrimination Case Foiled By Daughter’s Facebook Post

moneyYet again, the power of social media proves its weight.

Here’s why: Patrick Snay won an $80,000 age discrimination settlement against his employer, Gulliver Preparatory School, in Florida. After being the private school’s headmaster for years, they declined to renew his contract. Snay sued and won $10,000 in back wages and an additional amount of $80,000 for the settlement.

The only catch? A confidentiality agreement that his daughter, Dana, foiled. That is, she dished to her 1,200 Facebook friends, says AOL Jobs. Read more

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