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  • Good News: You Can Now Block People on LinkedIn

    Last week, LinkedIn announced Member Blocking, a feature that would allow users to block their profile from specific members. The announcement comes after multiple user requests, including one from a stalking victim who created a Change.org petition requesting the addition of the feature.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Hired Through Social Media [infographic]
    Landing a job takes more than a decent resume – it also takes a bit of creativity to get noticed, and social media enables candidates to do just that. We’ll take a look at one of the most comprehensive guides available to show you how to successfully use social networks to land that dream career.
  • 3 Tips to Position Yourself for a Promotion

    If you're angling for a promotion, it's not enough to work hard and do your job well. Here's how to improve your chances.

  • How to Survive in a Toxic Work Environment
    While your job may meet your financial needs, not all workplaces meet people's basic, psychological needs. Some workplaces are downright toxic. Since you probably can't just leave, learn how to survive and keep your sanity until the day comes when you have a better offer.
  • 10 Popular Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers to Follow
    Hiring managers are beginning to veer away from conventional methods of advertising job vacancies, and they are, instead, turning to social media to locate qualified candidates. Their weapon of choice? A little thing known as a hashtag. See how hashtags are a candidate’s best friend when it comes to finding a job in today’s digital age.
  • 5 Ways to Protect Your LinkedIn Account
    Did you know that January 28th was Data Privacy Day? If you happened to miss out on that glorious day, then now’s your chance to honor your online privacy and learn how to protect your LinkedIn account. Better late than never, folks.
  • Executive Presence Leads to Executive Careers
    You may have the necessary education and expertise to become an executive, but do you have executive presence? The way we present ourselves goes way beyond wearing a power tie or a navy blue skirt and blazer. Having or developing certain interpersonal skills and presence are necessary if you wish to become a leader.
  • 3 LinkedIn Mistakes You're Probably Making

    Used well, LinkedIn can be the best thing that ever happened to your job search or network building efforts. The problem, of course, is that many of us aren't using the career person's social network to its full extent -- or worse, we're making mistakes that make us look less than professional.

  • How to Interview for a Job When You’re Not Exactly Qualified
    Sometimes, your dream job is the one that just slightly above your current qualifications, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't go after it. Here are four tips to help you navigate past any possible inadequacies of your candidacy and land the gig.
  • Top 5 Social Media Jobs in 2014
    Social media is so prevalent nowadays, especially in business, and companies are looking for top-notch professionals to leverage their social marketing efforts. If you’re a social-savvy person looking for an exciting career, then you might want to consider one of these five social media professions in 2014.
  • 3 Tips for Writing Effective Cover Letters During Your Job Hunt
    As annoying and monotonous as they may seem, cover letters might just be the most important aspect of your job application. Here are three tips on constructing an eye-catching and noticeable cover letter to compliment your well-polished résumé.
  • 4 LinkedIn Crimes That Are Costing You That Dream Job
    If you’re struggling to get the attention of potential employers on LinkedIn, then consider these four common offenses that too many professionals unknowingly commit on the world’s most popular career-oriented social networking site.
  • When Social Networking Gets Creepy (and What to Do About it)
    Many professionals consider LinkedIn a safe haven for networking, but sometimes clicking the “accept” button can open up a can of worms that you never expected ... or welcomed. We’ll examine the many ways social connections become cyber stalkers and how to deal with these inappropriate and unfortunate weirdos.
  • Social Media Marketer – Most In-Demand Job Skill of 2013
    If you’re looking to keep your professional skills current in 2014, then you might want to consider adding social media marketing to your list of credentials, especially since it topped LinkedIn's list of the hottest job skills of 2013.
  • 3 Ways to Master Your Job Searching on Twitter
    Twitter may not seem like a viable source for landing a job, but with the privacy settings and restrictions that come with LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter’s free-for-all platform may be your saving grace for connecting with your future employer.
  • How To Fully Embrace Vulnerability in Order to Excel in Your Career
    In her TEDxHouston presentation, Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, speaks about how learning to embrace the one thing that frightens us most – vulnerability – is the secret to living a happy, fulfilled, and courageous life.
  • 5 Powerful Business Books to Invigorate Your Career in 2014
    If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start 2014 off right, then consider picking up one of these five books that are sure to revitalize your career this year!
  • 5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career
    If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
  • New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers
    2014 is upon us, and it’s time to gear up for the many possibilities the new year brings for your career, especially if you’re job searching. Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help job seekers land the career of their dreams and make 2014 their best year yet.
  • 3 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Employee
    Professionals utilize social media to enhance their candidacy, network, and online brand, but many people overlook the value it can bring to their current employer, too. Let’s take a look at how social media can make you a more valuable employee.