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  • 5 Business Dining Survival Tips

    Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With the Wind ate her meal before going to the barbecue for the wrong reasons: it was considered unladylike to be hungry. However, even today there may be some logic to not going to a business meal ravenous. Business lunches and business dinners are the worst dining experiences of all, because they are never about the food.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter? #CMGRchat #SDCC #TheBreakfastClub

    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #cmgrchat, #SDCC, #TheBreakfastClub. Why should you, as a professional, keep hitting the refresh button on your Twitter feed? At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with career advice. However, after taking a closer look, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom trending Twitter hashtags have to offer.
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  • 10 Social Media Tips to Get You Hired [infographic]

    You know all those posts where we talk about how social media can help candidates during their job searches? Well, here's another one ... except this time, it's in a pretty, user-friendly infographic format published by REED Global. Take a quick peek to discover just how beneficial social media can be for the determined job hunter.
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  • Censored! 5 Posts on Social Media That Will Cost You Your Next Job

    It's common nowadays for recruiters to check a candidate's social media profiles while conducting a background check. There are a few things employers really don't want to see on your networks, including these deal-breaking pictures and posts, which could ruin your chances at your dream job.
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  • 3 Simple Ways to Network Effectively on Social Media

    When you're at a networking event, does your heart start racing when it's time to introduce yourself to complete strangers? Don’t worry, you're not alone. Thankfully, there's a neat little networking tool called social media that enables you to, literally, make connections from the comfort of your own home. So, leave on those pajamas, don't bother brushing your hair, and simply turn on your computer ... it's time to schmooze, people!
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  • Career Lessons From the Instagram vs. Vine Fiasco

    Being strategic isn't just for businesses: professionals can also use these tactics to increase their marketability and advance their careers. The Instagram vs. Twitter/Vine debacle is a great example of how companies use strategy to get ahead of the competition. These social media giants are constantly at each other's throats trying to out-do the other with new features and capabilities. We'll examine these tactics and explain how job seekers can use them to get a leg up on the competition.
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  • Why Networking on LinkedIn Is a Great Career Move

    LinkedIn is one of the first and most well-known professional social networking sites in existence today, with more than 225 million users and 300-plus million company pages. Additionally, because of its vastness and popularity, LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for recruiters to locate candidates. How can one benefit from this enormous network of professionals and employers, you ask? Let’s take a look at the many ways LinkedIn can help you enhance your career.
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  • Is It a Good Idea to Refer Your Social Media 'Friends'?

    So much of our interactions nowadays take place on social media, making it incredibly easy to connect and build relationships with complete strangers with the click of a button. Over time, these virtual connections can morph into actual friendships. But would you feel comfortable referring one of your social media “friends” for a job and risking the possibility of vouching for a complete dud? Here's how to decide.
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  • 5 Job Seeking Tips for the Older and Wiser Generation

    Job pickings are slim right now, especially for older workers. Because social media is so important in business nowadays, it's not uncommon for older workers to be passed over for younger, tech-savvier, cheaper candidates. So, how can older and wiser workers find job placement in such a saturated job market? Here are five tips to help older professionals get back in the game.
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  • 16 Tips & Tricks for Giving Awesome Presentations [infographic]

    The fear of public speaking is one of the most common social fears known to man. In the professional world, presentations (a form of public speaking) play a significant role in the development and advancement of a person’s career, so it’s vital to learn ways to make the process less stressful. One way to relieve some of the anxiety is to create a presentation that will knock their socks off. Let’s take a look at sixteen tips and tricks from GetLifeMap.com’s infographic on how to create awesome presentations.
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  • Should You Accept That LinkedIn Invitation?

    If you accept every single LinkedIn invitation you receive, you're eventually going to have quite a filing problem. But if you're too selective, you might miss out on valuable connections, as well as the good career karma that comes with helping other people. So how can you determine which invitations are worth accepting?

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  • The Importance of Internships From Lauren Berger, "The Intern Queen"

    We had the chance to chat with Lauren Berger, "The Intern Queen," to get her input on the role that internships play in preparing college students for successful careers. Here's what the internship expert had to say.
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  • Think Outside the Box: Creative Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

    Nowadays, it's not uncommon for recruiters to be inundated with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of resumes when trying to fill a position at a company. So, how can you (the job seeker) ensure that you get noticed out of the endless number of applicants? One of the best ways to connect with potential employers is through social media networks, but connecting sometimes isn't enough. We will take a look at some of the creative ways that social media can be used to get your resume noticed.
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  • Lean on Me: What a "Lean In Circle" Can Do for Your Career

    Women have fought tirelessly over the decades for equal rights and have, thankfully, made giant strides. So, how is it that in 2013 women are still not "equal" to men in the workforce? Sadly, too many articles have been written blaming men and the proverbial glass ceiling for this unfortunate state of affairs. But hasn't the ceiling been shattered long ago? We should stop pointing fingers at the opposite gender and figure out a solution to eliminate the imbalance once and for all.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter - Seattle Sun Tan Text Campaign Win, Myspace 2.0, and "Yeezus" Leak

    In this week's roundup of trending Twitter topics, we discuss: a tanning salon that generated nearly $200,000 in new revenue in less than a month, via a text-based marketing campaign; Myspace 2.0 launching a sleek new social music site; and Kanye West's newest album leak.
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  • I Spy a Candidate: How LinkedIn's Revamped "Who's Viewed Your Profile" Feature Can Help Optimize Your Job Search

    LinkedIn recently added a revamped "Who's Viewed Your Profile" feature to its extensive list of upgrades for the professional social network. The site is hoping to encourage its users to engage more with the site by appealing to human curiosity. People want to know who is covertly examining their LinkedIn information, whether that person is a potential employer, current coworker, or personal acquaintance. Now, LinkedIn has provided its users with the means to reach out to the people viewing their profiles, hopefully expanding their networks and building beneficial relationships that can positively impact their careers. This, folks, is the beauty of social networking.
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  • What's Trending on Twitter - Apple's OS X Mavericks, Tim Tebow, and The Internship

    This week, the Twitter world was abuzz over Apple's newest product releases at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the Patriots signing Tim Tebow, and the opening of the movie,"The Internship." At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with lending career advice to the everyday professional. However, after taking a closer look you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom Twitter has to offer.
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  • 10 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile to Get Noticed (and Hired)!

    With some 200 million users connecting at the speed of light on LinkedIn, it can be a little challenging to stand out as in your chosen field. Yet, a well-designed LinkedIn profile is paramount for success as a job seeker today. More and more recruiters are looking to LinkedIn for detailed backgrounds on candidates. Therefore, you need to do what it takes to make sure your LinkedIn profile is looking its best. After all, you’ve got some stiff competition on LinkedIn!
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  • Give Your Resume a Leg Up with a Job Referral

    Are you struggling to get your resume noticed by hiring managers? You are not alone. In today’s competitive job market, getting on the radar of the top hiring managers takes more than just a well-written resume. It helps tremendously to get a referral from a trusted source, which can open many more doors to career success.
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  • Young America's Job Crisis

    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?
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