Social media can be a great escape for those times when work becomes overwhelming or downright boring. Not surprisingly, many companies are reluctant to encourage what they see as time-wasting on the part of their workers. Is it ever OK, then, for employers to limit their employees' use of social media at work?
Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes.
GoldieBlox caused quite a stir with its ad for its line of engineering toys for girls that was tuned to Beastie Boys’ song, “Girls.” However, the genius behind the ad and the company, founder Debbie Sterling, has some novel advice for girls and women looking to join the ranks of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer.
Employers are ditching their conventional hiring practices for a more convenient and practical way to locate, screen, and hire candidates – through social media. Take a look at which social networks recruiters are utilizing and why social recruiting is important to your career.
We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
If you’re borderline obsessed with a celebrity and constantly tweeting about his or her fabulousness, then you’re definitely on the right track to make it as a social media manager for the stars. Find out how these superfans landed dream careers with their favorite celebs through the magic of social media.
Social listening, or also known as social media monitoring, is a way to locate specific conversations happening online without having to seek them out individually. Knowing how to master social listening just may be your ticket to career success!
The mornings can be rough for anyone, but they’re all the more challenging when you’re trying to get kids ready and out the door, too. Here are five tips that will help you get going with a minimum of stress.
You've probably already seen the genius advertisement for Goldie Blox, the engineering toy specifically for girls set to the catchy Beastie Boys song, “Girls.” Despite the company’s public battle to keep their creative girls-only remix of the song in their ad, Goldie Blox takes the cake for putting engineering in pretty little minds of young girls everywhere.
The tech industry spoke, and the ladies listened. We’ll take a look at how women are geeking out (in the most fabulous way) and making their mark on the computer science industry this year.
Whether you’re a mother looking to start a career, reenter the workforce, or just make a few bucks on the side, here are some family-friendly options to help you get back to the grind.
Facebook has become one of the most renowned forms of social engagement and sharing for people around the world -- and now it’s taking it one step further. We’ll examine how Facebook has now adapted its platform to cater to the needs of the professional world, too.
Working women are getting a little help and support from some of the biggest names in the business world. Let’s take a look at who these corporate giants are and how they’re empowering women to soar higher than ever in their careers.
With all of its conveniences, technology has its drawbacks. Sometimes, those drawbacks are disturbing and might actually affect our work lives. So, while that creepy ex-girlfriend or -boyfriend’s stalkerish ways have scared you out of checking in anywhere on Foursquare, there may be another person, very close to you, who is monitoring your whereabouts. And, much like creepy McCreep from your past, you may not even know about it and he or she doesn’t have to tell you.
The more people you’re connected with, the more chances you have to catapult your career through social networking. We’ll show you five ways to gain more Twitter followers so that you can be on your way to welcoming new opportunities.
We've all read the studies showing that machines are expected to take over millions of jobs from humans in the not-so-far future, suggesting that a terrifying I, Robot type of world awaits us. But do we really need to fear competition from robots?
How would you feel if the entire company knew your salary, and vice versa? Recently, many companies have jumped on the “transparency” bandwagon. But is being too open and honest more harmful than it is beneficial to employee confidence?
All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated.
Unfortunately, they’re everywhere – those “what were they thinking” profile pictures that baffle the rest of us. If you’re one of the embarrassing ones who just can’t quite get your social media profile pic together, then here are a few valuable tips to help you save face online.
Twitter is a great way for professionals to expand their networks and boost their reputations. Here are five tips to help individuals construct professional tweets that benefit, not hinder, their careers.