8 Job Search Tips From the Co-Founder of LinkedIn Early on in The Start-up of You, Reid Hoffman takes on the sacred cow of career advice books, making it clear that the timeworn exhortations of What Color is Your Parachute? won't fly in this economy. "That's the wrong question," Hoffman, the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn writes (with the help of coauthor Ben Casnocha). Hence the central conceit of the book. 1. To answer this question, Hoffman uses the example of Zappos, which focuses on mainstream shoes and clothes. 2. Hoffman makes a sharp distinction between his advice and that of Parachute, which, like many self-help books, believes that uncovering your deepest desires is the key to finding your passion. 3. In Hoffman's formulation, Plan A is what you're doing right now. 4. Hoffman distinguishes between old-school "networkers" who pursue relationships based on what they think others can do for them and "relationship builders" who think of the other person first. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Can Facebook Get You a Job? [INFOGRAPHIC] In answer to the question above, approximately 18,400,000 Americans say yes, they got their current job through Facebook. Though Zuck's platform ranks #1, Twitter and LinkedIn don't have shabby numbers either — 8 million and 10.2 million Americans, respectively, have gotten their jobs through social platforms. Judging from our Job Search Series, it should come as no surprise that being socially savvy pays off in the job hunt for two reasons — it helps you network, and it's a highly marketable strength in your skill set, given all the openings in the digital space. So, it's about time you spruce up those social profiles and start networking. The infographic below combines data from Jobvite, CNN, LinkedIn and JobSearch to assemble a statistical picture of the modern-day job seeker. Infographic courtesy of MBA Online Every week we post a list of social media and web job opportunities.
36 Million Reasons To Use Social Media To Find Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC] 341 Flares Filament.io 341 Flares × Yes, there are that many reasons your next job should be found through Social Media. In fact, this is the number of people that have used either Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook for finding a job this year in America alone. Personally, I think that this is a mindblowing number. 18,400,000 people found a job through Facebook8,000,000 people found a job through Twitter10,200,000 people found a job through LinkedIn To get an even better idea of how job hunting has been facilitated through Social Media, check out this infographic here: I think this shows that Social Media and the power it has these days is even stronger than I thought. How about yourself?
Can Pinterest Help Your Job Search? Sean Weinberg is the COO and co-founder of RezScore, a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly. You can connect with Sean and the RezScore team on Facebook and Twitter. Just when you thought you had mastered the job search on all social media platforms, along came Pinterest. You’ve optimized your Facebook and LinkedIn pages and you’ve got the Twesume. Now it’s time to amp up your job search even more by putting your resume on Pinterest. What’s the Big Deal? For those of you not in-the-know, Pinterest is a social networking site where people can create and share content within the context of visually-oriented pinboards. Instead of butting heads with the “big three” social media sites, Pinterest complements social media usage by tying into Facebook and Twitter. Much like Facebook or Twitter, job seekers are using their Pinterest account to share portfolio work, personal content and yes, their resumes. How Can I Put My Resume On Pinterest? What do you think?
A Few Tips For Developers On How To Get Hired By A Startup Not everyone is cut out to work for a startup. It involves a lot of hustling, a lot of nail-biting, pizza-eating, sleeping at your desk, tears, failure, confusion, and on and on. And wearing your startup’s t-shirt. All the time. So, say you’re one of those people who is champing at the bit to go work for a startup, what do you do next? Today, we’re offering a small slice of holiday cheer thanks to Monetate, the platform that provides marketers with testing and targeting services for their websites (and recently raised $15 million from OpenView Venture Partners, Floodgate, and First Round Capital), as the startup has put together an infographic that offers a few tips for programmers who are looking to toss their talents into the startup ring. There are tons of places to find jobs, including cool career advancement platforms for developers like Gild, there are incubators, startup networking events and meetups, hackathons, and more.
Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance. Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees: 1. When a key customer's project is in jeopardy, remarkable employees know without being told there's a problem and jump in without being asked—even if it's not their job. 2. People who aren't afraid to be different naturally stretch boundaries and challenge the status quo, and they often come up with the best ideas. 3. Remarkable employees know when to play and when to be serious; when to be irreverent and when to conform; and when to challenge and when to back off. 4. 5. 6. An employee once asked me a question about potential layoffs. 7. 8. Great employees follow processes. Forget good to great.
The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers When having a Twitter #hashtag chat, if you want to avoid overwhelming your followers, start any tweet you want to “hide” with @HideChat or (one character shorter) @HideTag . You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources That’s why it’s probably helpful for you to check out the following list of popular educational hashtags. The Most Popular Hashtags #edchat – Education, worldwide (lots of US teachers).
Pentagull Ltd: Case Study - Supported Employment Customer Background Progress Employment Support is a not-for-profit limited company formed in 2002 with a purpose of assisting more disabled people into valued jobs and more employers reaping the benefits of a diverse workforce. The primary role is to support disabled people and their employers to benefit from working together and make employment a reality. Financial support comes from a range of funding sources with inclusive employment remaining a priority across the political landscape. Business Needs Progress Employment Support faced the following challenges: “Our IT was not designed for our way of working and was approaching its end of life. Partnership The Pentagull team were recommended from Blackpool Council and after an initial scoping meeting it was decided that a proof of concept would be developed using Pentagull’s agile business deployment method. Solution and Delivery Benefits For more information about this case study, please contact us
Intégrez Pinterest dans votre recherche d'emploi Dans le milieu professionnel, nombreuses sont déjà les marques qui ont intégré Pinterest dans leur stratégie de médias sociaux. Voici quelques pistes pour utiliser Pinterest dans une recherche d’emploi. On a déjà parlé de Pinterest à plusieurs reprises sur Presse-Citron: ici ou là par exemple. En complément, sur mon blog, je donne des pistes pour utiliser Pinterest pour son business ou sa marque, notamment en BtoB. Certaines marques y cartonnent, comme par exemple les yaourts Chobani qui concurrencent désormais Yoplait ou Danone à New York. Le site a une audience très féminine et fait beaucoup parler de lui sur différents blogs et sites de presse que ce soit à propos du temps qu’on y passe, du trafic qu’il renvoie vers les sites e-commerce ou du nombre de visiteurs uniques. S’il est vrai qu’on y vient essentiellement pour épingler des photos de vêtements, de déco, de voyages, je pense qu’on peut aussi utiliser Pinterest de manière innovante et s’en servir dans sa recherche d’emploi.
How to Sort Googlers According to Myers Briggs If you are a fan of Myers-Briggs, the psychological testing that is commonly used by many employers, then you'll like this infographic that looks at the entire Googleplex and segments them into the 16 different categories. I was heartened to see that my type, ISTJ, is in the majority. Not surprising. The graphic comes via the folks at Resunate.com. They offer both free and several paid plans so you can score your resume with particular job descriptions to see if there is a match. They analyze the difference bits of descriptions you have in your resume, and offer a variety of scores and suggestions on how to improve it.
Agile PMP Group News More Teens Turning to Twitter Despite being limited to 140-characters, teens are increasingly turning to Twitter to post comments, links, photos, and daily musings. From September 2009 to July 2011, Twitter usage in teens aged 12 to 17 doubled, rising from 8% to 16%., according to a study from the Pew Research Center. Experts are saying the jump is significant given that the increase in use of social networking website Facebook among teens in the same age bracket was just 7% during the same period. “Our data suggests that teens are beginning to use Twitter, though it is still not nearly to the same degree as Facebook,” says Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. “We also found almost complete overlap between Twitter use and Facebook use – so while some teens may be moving to Twitter, they’re not necessarily abandoning their Facebook profiles, either,” says Lenhart. According to the study, 87% of adults are on Facebook, but only 10% of them are on Twitter.