20 Online Networking Opportunities for Job Seekers Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of Resunate.com, the world’s only resume builder to score and tailor your resume for every job. You can find Mona and Resunate on Facebook and Twitter. Social networking for career enrichment is on the rise. With online networking, you have access to more professionals — and will inevitably make faster connections — as your connections expand throughout your industry. Online networking also gives you the opportunity to put your personal brand on display — a type of communication that may feel like bragging in face-to-face meetings. What other networking websites might be beneficial for your professional life? Niche Social Websites with Networking Potential 1. Elixio is a private online community for professionals. 2. Stroome is the foremost online video collaboration hub. 3. Ryze is an online business network founded in 2001 and now operating with 80,000 members. 4. 5. 6. 7. Ziggs is a site that will allow you to create and manage your personal brand.
Pinerly la nueva herramienta del Community Manager para el manejo estrategico de Pinterest - Puro Marketing - Waterfox Tras un elevado y repentino crecimiento durante los últimos tres meses, sin duda Pinterest se ha convertido en uno de los mayores generadores de tráfico en el vasto universo de las redes sociales. Una herramienta que ha demostrado ser no solo de gran utilidad sino también increíblemente popular entre los millones de usuarios, negocios y empresas que ya están sacándole provecho a las atractivas imágenes y virulentas fotografías que colman al nuevo miembro de los pesos pesados de la comunicación en redes sociales y el social media marketing. Sin embargo, no basta con formar parte de la red o participar activamente en ella para estar en la cima. Al igual que en toda estrategia de social media, para el Community Manager es indispensable poder llevar la toma de indicadores de progreso, analizar qué tan efectivamente se difunden sus contenidos, cuál es el alcance de la marca que representa y determinar cuan amplia es la acogida que ésta recibe por parte su audiencia.
26 Tips for Using Pinterest for Business Are you wondering how your business could use Pinterest? To say there’s been a lot of buzz about Pinterest in recent months would be putting it mildly! Pinterest’s ease of use for visually bookmarking, organizing and sharing things you love has made it a hit among individuals and businesses alike. What follows are 26 tips, an A-Z guide for creating a business presence on Pinterest. #1: Add a Pinterest “Follow” and/or “Pin It” Button One important way to let your clients and prospects know about your presence on Pinterest is to add a Pinterest button. Follow buttons are a great way to let users know you’re on Pinterest. #2: Brands and Pinterest While Pinterest hasn’t yet created a distinction between a personal profile and brand page (like Facebook), early adopting brands are making good use of their Pinterest presences and the pins and boards they’re sharing. *Note: Pinterest is one of the 60 new open graph websites and apps that allow a tighter integration with Facebook’s Timeline. #26: Zine
10 ways to use Pinterest for your business This is the second article in a 10-part content series on Unified Marketing, which will bring to light collaborative marketing principles and successful strategies in areas including marketing, branding, PR, social media, mobile and other digital practices. Unless you’ve been meditating with some monks in Tibet for the last few months, you’ve probably at least heard of Pinterest. The virtual “pinboard” social network exploded this winter and went from fewer than 1 million users to 150 million in just six months. The simple functionality of easily sharing and organizing photo and video content fulfilled the original promise of media-based social networks such as Flickr, making Pinterest a huge hit with users. Many people are even calling Pinterest addictive. Download a free infographic on Pinterest best practices for business When used properly, Pinterest can be an amazing tool in your social media strategy. 1. Do you have a lot of photo and video content on your site? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes Pinning just got easier. We’ve talked a lot about Pinterest on Author Media. We’ve talked about why authors should pin, how to supercharge your pinning, and we even hosted The Busy Author’s Guide to Popularity and Profit on Pinterest. Today, we’re offering a new tool. While browsing Visual.ly, I came across this Pinterest infographic that was too good not to share with the author community. Tweetables: The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes. To recap, Pinterest image sizes: Profile images: 165 x 165 pixels.Pins in feed: 238 pixels x adjusted to height.Expanded pin size: 735 pixels x adjusted to height.Pin boards complete size: 238 x 284 pixels.Cover image: 217 x 146 pixels.Tiny thumbnails: 51 x 51 pixels. As you create pins, it’s important to be strategic. Inspirational quote pins drive tons of traffic for authors but they aren’t the most effective pins floating around on the boards. You may not know this, but the most clicked on image size are the long, skinny pins. It’s your turn:
Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions The only three true job interview questions are: 1. Can you do the job? 2. 3. That’s it. Click here for more on the only three true job interview questions for potential board directors Click here for more on acing your answers to these interview questions Can You Do the Job? Executive Search firm Heidrick & Struggles CEO, Kevin Kelly explained to me that it’s not just about the technical skills, but also about leadership and interpersonal strengths. You can’t tell by looking at a piece of paper what some of the strengths and weaknesses really are…We ask for specific examples of not only what’s been successful but what they’ve done that hasn’t gone well or a task they’ve, quite frankly, failed at and how they learned from that experience and what they’d do different in a new scenario. Kevin Kelly at World Economic Forum (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Will You Love the Job? Cornerstone International Group CEO, Bill Guy emphasizes the changing nature of motivation,
Five Ways Brands Can Leverage Pinterest Now Editor’s Note: Reggie Bradford is the Founder and CEO of Vitrue, a provider of social marketing SaaS solutions. Follow Reggie on Twitter at @ReggieBradford and Vitrue @Vitrue. Pinterest is hot. White hot. The 2011 Crunchie award winner for Best New Startup has been on a roll lately, hitting almost 12 million monthly unique visitors and crossing the 10 million milestone faster than any previous independent site, according to comScore. And a new report from Shareaholic indicates Pinterest is already generating more referral traffic to websites than YouTube, Reddit, Google+, and LinkedIn combined. The social content curation service has captured the attention of millions with a unique platform that allows users to express interests and ideas through visually appealing images on virtual bulletin boards. Vitrue has been following Pinterest closely as part of our normal vigilant assessment of the social space. Here are five ways brands can leverage Pinterest now: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
The 9 Most Creative Uses Of Pinterest In what seemed like no time (but was, in fact, several years), Pinterest went from a talking point for digital elites to a de rigueur social tool for just about every person, media company and, of course, brand. According to data compiled by online consumer behavior firm Experian Hitwise, Pinterest saw 104 million visits in March, a strong third-place finish behind Facebook with 7 billion and Twitter with 182 million. So, there’s clearly a compelling case for Pinterest based on overall numbers. But how are brands creating a presence on Pinterest using the platform’s strengths to their advantage? Given the rapid growth of Pinterest, there was hardly a chance for brands to absorb any meaningful best practices. David Berkowitz, VP of Emerging Media for digital agency 360i, recalls introducing clients to Pinterest a year ago, noting how quickly the landscape has changed for brands on the platform. Berkowitz warns, however, that not all brands are primed to pin.
Pinterest Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pinterest est un site web américain mélangeant les concepts de réseautage social et de partage de photographies, lancé en 2010 par Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp et Ben Silbermann. Il permet à ses utilisateurs de partager leurs centres d'intérêt, passions, hobbies, à travers des albums de photographies glanées sur l'Internet. Le nom du site est un mot-valise des mots anglais pin et interest signifiant respectivement « épingler » et « intérêt ». Pinterest est valorisé à 5 milliards de dollars US. §Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] §Genèse[modifier | modifier le code] Cold Brew Labs Inc est fondée en août 2008 par Ben Silbermann, ancien employé de Google, et Paul Sciarra, qui travaillait auparavant pour une société de capital-investissement,. §Lancement du site[modifier | modifier le code] §Accroissement du trafic[modifier | modifier le code] Au début de l'année 2012, la société compte 16 employés. Evan Sharp grandit à Chicago.
How To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Person For Your Startup Chris Rickborn is the COO and co-founder for Unrabble, a cloud-computing hiring software company that helps busy startups make great hires. In a startup, hiring a new employee can be a business-changing event. The smaller the organization, the more impact each employee has on its ultimate success. Don’t get me wrong — hiring is critical in any size of company, but larger organizations have the ability to orient and train new employees to an extent that startups can’t offer. In a large company, if a new employee fails, the work can be redistributed and absorbed by other employees without having a significant impact. In a startup, a bad hire can be devastating. Here are five tips to help you avoid hiring the wrong person for your startup. 1. Writing lengthy job descriptions loaded with job requirements may keep unqualified candidates from wasting your time, but you’ve also just given every candidate a cheat sheet. 2. Startups move fast, and every position is a skilled position. 3. 4. 5.
How Pinterest Changed Website Design Forever Even if you haven't ever visited popular visual bookmarking site Pinterest, you might recognize its design elements — which have been popping up everywhere since the startup burst onto the mainstream scene in 2011. The site doesn't use traditional web building blocks. "It's almost like a window-shopping mode," says Khoi Vinh, the former design director for NYTimes.com. "It puts the ball back in the user's court," muses Andrew Beck, a web designer at Blue Fountain Media. "It flattens the information hierarchy," describes Jeff Croft, a web designer and co-founder of ebook lending site Lendle. Pinterest puts web content into sticky-note sized blocks users can organize onto pinboards that fill the entire browser screen. Though the hot Palo Alto startup is staying mum about its user numbers, one study found it drives more traffic to websites than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined. As it has gained in popularity, so too has its unusual design. Consequently, the design caught on.
10 Video Tips for Businesses on Pinterest Grant Crowell is a multimedia writer and marketing analyst who’s been covering the online video space since 2006. Connect with him on LinkedIn or follow him at @grantcrowell. Since Pinterest was founded in 2008, it's proven one thing: People love their visuals. And it looks like the site is becoming a hot space for online video marketing opportunities as well, with its recent integration of the Vimeo platform. SEE ALSO: Need More YouTube Views? The video platform addition makes sense, given how video continues to grow on the network. What that should tell brands and marketers is that now is the time to start looking at Pinterest as a video marketing vertical. 1. Video thumbnails that are nicely photographed and appear to be art directed will blend in much better on Pinterest, and typically draw more attention than a video still frame. When selecting a thumbnail, find or create an eye-catching image that properly represents your video. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Découvrez 20 outils intéressants pour Pinterest Voici une liste avec quelques outils qui vont vous aider à optimiser votre expérience sur Pinterest. 1. Pin Search : Ajoute l’option de recherche Google aux pins 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. url2pin.it : Partagez des captures d’écran 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
45 Kick-Ass Resources for Online Entrepreneurs | Productive Entrepreneur Few people talk about this great productivity tip… You will reach your goals faster and easier if you’re willing to learn from others. Using brilliant, well-crafted resources created specifically for online entrepreneurs improves your online productivity. Below I have a long list of resources, most of which I’ve used myself. Enjoy the list. I’ve arranged the resources from those helpful to beginners to those suited to more advanced entrepreneurs. The links to these resources are not affiliate links. Helpful from the word go… If you’re new to online business, you’ll find value in the following resources. 1. Before you can blog, collect email addresses or sell anything, you need a little piece of real estate on a reliable web server. 2. I’m hoping that no one laughs at this resource recommendation. 3. Today web design is easy. Productive Entrepreneur is running the Genesis framework and the Prose child theme. 4. 5. Copyblogger.com is where you learn about content marketing. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.