• How LinkedIn Helps Passive Job Seekers Land Their Dream Jobs
    You already know by now that LinkedIn is a great tool to help with your job search, but it's also the place to be when you're NOT directly looking for a job. Passive job seekers are already employed, but willing to take on a new opportunity, should the offer fit the bill. So, whether you're actively seeking a job or not, LinkedIn is where it's at.
  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways
    This week's Twitter roundup presents three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz in the Twitterverse: #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways. 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.
  • Quora Question of the Week: 10 Great Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You
    Every week, we scour Quora to provide readers with a question to pique your professional curiosity and expand your vocational knowledge. This week, we turn to the all-too-familiar question, "What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you were starting out?"
  • Sqeeqee: Turning Social Networking Into Dollars and Cents
    Do you have a large social media following and wonder how you can make a few bucks off of your social influence? Well, one company claims to help you do just that. Sqeeqee (pronounced "squeaky") is a new social networking platform that provides a way for its users to monetize their social media sites through shared ad revenues.
  • What's Trending on Twitter: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia
    This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia. Read on to find out how these trending hashtags relate to standing up for a cause, being fearless in your life and career, and why privacy settings on social media are crucial.
  • Online Interviewing: Why Body Language Means Everything

    Don't bother ironing your slacks for your next job interview, because you probably won't need them. Now that employers have opted for virtual interviews, you can probably get away with looking professional from the waist up. That doesn't mean you're off the hook when it comes to body language, however.

  • Ford Taps Into Social Media to Fill More Than 3,000 Jobs
    Ford Motor Company launched a social campaign called, "The Distance Between You and an Amazing Career Has Never Been Shorter" to spread the word about the thousands of jobs the company is looking to fill this year. Social media has now become a popular and effective way for employers to seek out candidates.
  • TED Talks: The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives
    The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
  • TED Talks: Getting Out of the 'Box' for More Out-of-the-Box Thinking
    Studies show that employees feel more than half of the time they spend in meetings is a complete waste of time. So, what's the secret to holding a productive meeting? Perhaps it's to have the meeting while walking. Hey, if these "take a stroll" meetings worked for business moguls like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, then our guess is that they will probably work for you too.
  • How One Man Tried to Woo Employers In His Skivvies
    Social media is a great tool to incorporate into your job search, but there's a line between showing your best face and showing your unmentionables. So learned Brian Zulberti, a recent Villanova University Law graduate, who decided to take the social job application process to a whole new level -- an uncouth, half-nude, and humiliating level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.