It may seem strange, but regular Joe and Joannes are out there making money off of their selfies. How, you ask? Instagram, I say. Just when you thought you should cut back on your screen time, here are a few reasons why you'll want to up the posts and the clicks to make a little cash.
Instagram is more than just a convenient way to make your friends jealous of your brunch experience. It can also help you get hired – if you use it the right way. In this week's roundup, we look at how to get a job by paying attention to companies' social media feeds, plus why you should embrace change, and why you don't need to feel alone if you're unemployed.
Social media has an amazing ability to connect people; however, with that comes both good and bad. The bad part is that anyone and everyone has the freedom to voice whatever opinion their little hearts desire, which promotes cyber bullying and allows other negativity to spread online. The good part is, the convenience and connectivity of social networks allow like-minded people to communicate, share, and help one another. One psychologist and MIT grad student, Robert Morris, used the positive aspects of social networking to formulate a site incorporating crowdsourced cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help users "debug" their negative thoughts and overcome depression.
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.
Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
We've all heard the stories about how people find their dreams jobs through social media, whether it's a lead via Twitter, an introduction via Facebook or a recruiter "discovering" them via Facebook. Not often, though, do you hear about people discovering their true love via Instagram -- the social network where people post pictures and then like and/or comment on others' photos.
Nowadays, recruiters are cracking down on background checks and are turning to social media to see what potential candidates are really all about. Safeguard your professional reputation by not committing these five social media offenses -- unless you enjoy being unemployed.
Here we go again, people. Two daycare workers were fired recently for using the popular social photo sharing site, Instagram, to post humiliating pictures of the young children they were left to care for at A Heavenly Haven Child Care in Newport News, Virginia. The two caregivers may have thought it was funny at the time, but look who's laughing now in the unemployment line.
Social media isn't just a means to stay connected with friends and family. It has now morphed into a platform for companies to extend job offers to hopeful candidates. As Samantha Bankey discovered, social media turned out to be her career's best friend after the tech marketing firm ePrize got a little creative and posted her job offer on Instagram. Let's take a look how Samantha Bankey's social media use landed her a dream opportunity and what job seekers can learn from her story.
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.