A quick look at LinkedIn

based-impressive-workplace-ecard-someecardsNothing compares with your online resume. You own it. You have total control over the information contained in it. It gives you so much exposure within your industry, not to mention the effects on your reputation and credibility.

Lately, some successful platforms such as LinkedIn have developed tremendous SEO tools to keep you on top of the list when you look for new challenges. LinkedIn offers to build up your reputation and contact or be contacted by decision makers with basic and free features, and others, more advanced, at a fee. To pay for some added features is entirely up to you since LinkedIn offers tools that help you manage your information in real time and build up your contacts. The time you spend and accessibility might improve if you take your wallet out.

Personally, I have not paid a cent since I started using it back in 2009 but let me tell you I invested a lot of time!

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Privacy: Internet and Social Media never forget

facebook-will-let-santa-know-christmas-ecards-someecardsBack in the day, newspapers were the main source for many of us to look for job postings of medium and large size organisations. But those days are long gone and today we have a new tool called Social Media.

Ever since 2007, social media has changed the landscape of social, commercial and human interactions for good and for bad. I could share with you thousands of cases where people have lost their jobs or career opportunities because of the information they shared on the web, but I won’t do it. The only thing that I will share with you right now is a piece of advice: Be careful with the personal information you share on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Yahoo, Twitter, etc. Why? It’s very simple: Internet never forgets!

Recently, we heard that the most popular social media companies such as Google and Facebook have allowed third party companies and government institutions to access their database of member information and use this information for purposes that are not completely related to ‘socializing’.

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My Job-Related Tweets Explained

Andrew Stevenson

The following are basically some of my job/job search experiences summed up from my twitter account.  I provide the meaning of the tweets with some advice to go along.

 

 

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