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Four Ways to Become a Social Media Influencer

fb logoIf you’re active on social media and want to know how to become an influencer, listen up.

According to serial entrepreneur Marc Fischman, there are several key factors to keep in mind. We connected with the CEO and co-founder of Hyperactivate to get the scoop and we figured he knows a thing or two about the topic since his company was named one of the top three social media start-ups last year by Entrepreneur.

1. Become an expert. That’s right, go ahead and master a topic so people trust your opinion! Fischman explains, “The idea here is to embrace your area of expertise so passionately, that your blog or twitter feed goes beyond just reporting news; it actually espouses opinions that you formulate and that people will seek out and evaluate.  Does this represent a commitment on your part? For sure.” Read more

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LinkedIn Announces New Job Aggregators

linkedinThis just in…LinkedIn is starting to aggregate jobs from U.S. employers by calling them “Limited Listings.” Listings will include hundreds of thousands of jobs aggregated from career sites and applicant tracking systems from employers.

These listings will end up supplementing actual listings employers pay for but they’ll be made available for members on LinkedIn who actually search to find them. Limited Listings won’t include double postings so if an employer paid for an ad and it’s also appearing in the aggregator, it will only appear once. Makes sense, right? Read more

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?

For New Site Hironomy, Think LinkedIn Meets eHarmony

rosesNew site alert! This one piqued our interest. LinkedIn, eHarmony and a recruiter walk into a bar…

Okay, we’re getting punchy again here in MediaJobsDaily land! The co-founder of new recruiting site Hironomy envisions his company as LinkedIn and eHarmony. Here’s why: The site aims match candidates based on their cultural fit, behavioral aptitudes and cognitive aptitudes.

The site looks at candidates to see whether they match a job, a team and an organization. The ultimate scenario, “the Hironomous fit” occurs when “job seekers are presented with opportunities to work for a company that shares their values, values their talent & ambitions and offers them with opportunities to grow professionally.” 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

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

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

The Inside Scoop on Successful People Versus Unsuccessful People

visionHave you ever wondered what makes a winner stand out from the pack? According to a post on LinkedIn, there are several differences between successful people and unsuccessful people at work.

The post was written by Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Local, and his idea was generated from a postcard by Andy Bailey that pointed out the differences.

Embrace change vs. fear change. Yes, change is inevitable but the question boils down to how you’ll react to it. The piece suggests we need to embrace change especially considering technology accelerates faster and faster. Embrace rather than “fear it, deny it or hide from it.” 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

Rude LinkedIn Rejection From Job Bank Operator Goes Viral

linkedinWe simply have to address the LinkedIn post that went viral as Kelly Blazek, a Cleveland job bank operator, was called out for being inappropriate and rude. A subtext to this is what we found today on LinkedIn.

Out of curiosity we attempted to view Blazek’s LinkedIn profile which was not on the site as of this afternoon. We weren’t able to find it but we noticed another person with the same name and a unique listing for her job title: “Please note that I am not the same Kelly Blazek in the news who ran the Cleveland Job Bank.”

Ah, the power of social media. Read more

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