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How to network without begging. Learn how to leverage your network during a job search without begging for favors.

How to network without begging

[TWEET] Question: 17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why) Everywhere you look there is social media.

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)

It’s in our homes, businesses, places of worship and schools. And everywhere you look people are using it and talking about it. And it seems that every week there is a new social site launched. To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service. What’s a marketing professional to do? To help you cut through the clutter I thought I’d share with you 17 must-use social media tools that have helped my clients and their businesses. 1.

An open source project led by Daniel Bachhuber, Mo Jangda and Scott Bressler, EditFlow is a WordPress plugin that allows you to manage your editorial team seamlessly. Get a snapshot of your month-to-month content with the calendar: Improved content status beyond WordPress’ default draft and pending review: Inline comments between writer and editor: 2. This nice, little tool allows you to see how far your tweets travel. 3. 4. 5. 6. 13 LinkedIn Mistakes You Should Avoid. Networking Advice: Leverage Your Best Contacts. I know two different rock-star business owners who have the types of access you and I would kill for.

Networking Advice: Leverage Your Best Contacts

In their databases are the personal contact information for C-suite executives of the biggest companies, government agencies and influence peddlers in their respective industries. Yet, these two are like the beauty queens stuck at home on Saturday night–they seem unable to translate those contacts into new business. What should they be doing and what can you learn? 1. Influence can't be delegated. The first mistake that I see made by these power connectors is that they try to delegate contacts into their organization too quickly. 10 Ways to Use Social Media to Get a Job. InShare637 Traditionally it was employers who had to make themselves visible when looking to fill vacancies – posting adverts in the press, then choosing a pool of candidates from a veritable tsunami of applicants.

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Get a Job

But not any more. LinkedIn Tips: 7 Things You're Doing Wrong. Today, LinkedIn is the No. 1 social media platform for professionals.

LinkedIn Tips: 7 Things You're Doing Wrong

Estimates of professional participation in LinkedIn are as high as 83%. But when I talked to one of my friends--social media expert Alexandra Gibson from OttoPilot Media--she told me that she sees too many professionals making a lot of mistakes. Here are the seven she sees most often. 1. You only use it if you need a job. HOW TO: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for the Job Hunt. Dan Finnigan is CEO of Jobvite, a SaaS platform for the social web that companies use to find and hire people.

HOW TO: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for the Job Hunt

You can follow him on Twitter at @DanFinnigan and read his blog -- the Jobvite Blog. About 120 million people now use LinkedIn, and 1 million more join every week. But how many users have a professional profile that’s actually attracting interest from hiring companies? The Five-Day Plan For Anyone Who Just Got Fired. Jessica McGovern Be glad you took the news gracefully and with dignity - even if it meant breaking something cheap and meaningless in private later. Page 1 of 2 You have two degrees, speak three languages and have years of experience, but somehow you’ve just been let go. Avoid Looking Like A Hack On LinkedIn (+ A Recipe For Success) Over the last few years LinkedIn has really become a ‘go-to’ resource for networking for many, many people.

Avoid Looking Like A Hack On LinkedIn (+ A Recipe For Success)

During that time some have mastered its use while others are doing good just to login. From a recruiters perspective it’s an absolute goldmine and there are a few sure-fire ways to make sure you look like a good candidate and not a ‘hack’. Never tell someone that LinkedIn is a job-board or that your afraid your boss will see that you are on ‘there’. This is rule numero uno. Nine Ways To Use LinkedIn To Advance Your Career - Susan Adams - Getting Ahead. 5 Steps to Game-Changing Relationships. Part of my work involves figuring out why some women succeed and others do not.

5 Steps to Game-Changing Relationships

Yet I’ve worked mostly with men in my career, and I’ve always heard that men have bigger, stronger, bolder, and all-around better networks than women. So when I meet wildly successful women, especially in the male-dominated tech industry, it seems only natural to ask them about the importance of their networks. How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place. 6 Job Networking Tips for New Grads. InShare813 Job networking events are often intimidating for college students and graduates.

6 Job Networking Tips for New Grads

These events are often places where they feel out of place - but that shouldn’t be the case. Networking events are places were job hunters can make contact with prospective employers and show them just how strong they are as job candidates. Build a Stronger Professional Network with These Tips from LinkedIn's Founder. Networking is a key skill to have, especially when you're looking for a new job.

Build a Stronger Professional Network with These Tips from LinkedIn's Founder

Not all of us are great at it, though, and some may think of networking as simply schmoozing with people. LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman describes how to invest in your relationships now as a way to build a truly helpful professional network. With co-writer Ben Casnocha, Hoffman writes in The Start-Up of You (excerpted on Fortune) that the best thing to do is to maintain an active, up-to-date network, and that most professionals have five to ten active alliances—people you can consult with, collaborate on opportunities with, promote, and defend. Invest in that network and think of it as an "interesting people" fund. His suggestions for nurturing your network:

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's How To REALLY Use LinkedIn. What To Say On LinkedIn When You've Been Laid Off. The Monster Blog. 60 Percent of Jobs are Filled through Referrals. That’s the latest feature from one of the leading automatic online job application software packages, SilkRoad Technology’s OpenHire.