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Media Jobs Monthly Newsletter

November 13, 2013
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For media companies looking to hire new talent, social and mobile recruiting continue to be a no-brainer. LinkedIn reports that about 33 percent of its members visit the social-networking site from mobile. Plus, more than 30 percent of LinkedIn job views come from mobile -- and half of members who've applied via mobile for jobs posted on LinkedIn have never applied from their desktop. In response, the company recently unveiled two new mobile products aimed at helping recruiters and companies looking to promote open positions. And that's only one example.

On the other end of the spectrum, it's important for job seekers not to sabotage their efforts by posting potentially offensive or inappropriate material on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. If you wouldn't want your future (or current) boss to see it, don't post it. Also consider the growing number of employees who lose their jobs after a single impulsive, sounded-good-at-the-time tweet. For those who need a quick way clean up their online reputation, there are even new sites that can do the dirty work for you.

Bottom line is: Mobile and social media can help bridge the gap between recruiters and job seekers -- but they can also work against you if you're not careful.

Valerie Berrios
Managing Editor, Mediabistro


Monthly Jobs Report Reveals Unemployment Remains Unchanged (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Both the number of unemployed Americans (11.3 million) and the unemployment rate (7.3 percent) changed little in October. There were also no discernible impacts of the partial federal government shutdown from Oct. 1 through Oct. 16, as those affected were still considered employed. Professional and technical jobs rose by 21,000 in October and have grown by 213,000 over the past 12 months.

5 Ways to Use Mobile to Recruit Top Talent (Forbes)
These days, desktops and laptops are starting to seem like relics from an earlier age. Mobile rules. With 70 percent of job seekers using mobile devices in their job search, it's clear that mobile is the new HR frontier. And any company that isn't using mobile for recruitment and referrals is in real danger of losing out on top talent. Read on for five ways to fully exploit the mobile marketplace in your recruiting efforts.

Survey Says: 48 Percent of Employers Google Candidates (MediaJobsDaily)
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, there are a few pointers to keep in mind if you're currently interviewing for a new job. Aside from keeping a clean digital footprint (don't let Google be your downfall), find out what percentage of candidates are required to interview with a top-level exec and more.

Don't Hate Mondays -- They're the Best Day to Apply for a Job (Quartz)
The next time you find yourself with "a case of the Mondays," act fast and apply for a job -- it's the best odds you'll get all week. In the U.S. at least, 30 percent of Monday job applicants make it to the next stage in the hiring process, according to Bright.com. Read on for the least successful application day.

Performance, Culture and the Miami Dolphins (Fistful of Talent)
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer is winning plaudits for tightening up work rules and demanding accountability from employees and managers. And that, whether it manifests itself in more stringent attendance and telework policies, or more formal performance-management practices, can mean the difference between a successful organization and one that sort of meanders about. Then you have what is going on in the world for professional American football.

Why You Should Supercharge Those Who Do Superwork (Workforce / Whatever Works)
In many companies, there are unsung heroes who leap tall tasks in a single bound. They create things behind the scenes; they innovate; they help build the brand. These "superworkers" do what they do and deserve their due. Yet some do amazing work for their company in anonymity à la Clark Kent.

Recruiting Mobile Application Developers? What to Know, Where to Go (The Hiring Site)
Thanks to the continued growth of smartphone and tablet usage among consumers, mobile application developers have become the new social media managers. In fact, the demand for mobile application developers has increased so significantly, supply just can’t keep up. Here's how to find the talent that is out there.

What You Should Do to Have a Viable (and Legal) Internship Program (TLNT)
With unpaid internship lawsuits popping up left and right, it’s a controversial time for both interns and intern employers everywhere. In fact, many are even sounding the death knell for internships altogether (here's looking at you, Conde Nast). Read on for more effective internship strategies.

Time Warner Promotes HR Exec (FishbowlNY)
Karen Magee has been promoted to executive vice president, chief human resources officer, at Time Warner. Her previous role was senior VP, chief human resources officer, a position she held since 2011. She has been with the company since 2010.



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