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6 Things Smart Job Seekers Never Do

Any one of these things could put you in the reject pile.<p>Seventy percent of employers screened job candidates on social media this year, according to the latest Career Builder study. And more than half of those companies said they would pass on an otherwise strong candidate if they saw something …

Employment

The Do’s and Don’ts of How to Use Hashtags

Hashtags are such a prominent part of culture today that it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t know what they are. In fact, the hashtag is so …

Social Media Marketing

Racist Facebook page discovered at Pomona

As the digital age presses on, colleges increasingly must decide whether -- and how much -- their students’ online presence is relevant to their …

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Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for 'offensive' memes in private group chat

<b>Video by CBS News</b><p>The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”<p>It began when about 100 members of …

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Home - Firsthand

The #1 alumni networking and mentoring platform<p>Build a stronger and more successful community. Firsthand makes it easier than ever to connect …

Experts: Tread Lightly Searching Social Media in Hiring Process

When Maureen De Armond, associate counsel at Iowa State University, gave a presentation recently about whether to use social media to conduct …

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What If You Could Erase Everything You Ever Put Online?

Wanted: Some sort of digital soap and water to wipe away every photo, post and email we regret sending into the abyss of the internet.<p>Sure, there's …

5 tips for dominating your online reputation

If you haven’t, you definitely should, because people are going to. And what they find will affect their perception of you. In fact, a 2015 survey …

Facebook comments legitimate grounds for student's removal from college program, court rules

A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that a Minnesota community college was justified when it kicked a student …

Try the "Google Yourself" Challenge [Infographic]

<i>“The paradox of the Social Age: we simultaneously share too much, and too little.”</i><p><i>– Unknown</i><p>Despite all the warnings about being careful watch you …

How Email Can Undermine Your Job Search

Email can be a great tool to assist you with your job search, but like your cell phone, it can also do you more harm than good.<p>Most people now …

Keep Your E-Image Clean

Some employers are searching the Internet to see if they can catch a glimpse of you beyond your sterling resume or fabulous interview performance. If …

#Accepted: The changing role of social media in college admissions

133 Amazing Snapchat Statistics

<i>In my latest installment of social media statistics, I am taking a look at the mobile photo-sharing messaging app Snapchat.</i><p>Snapchat has certainly …

The 10 Worst Things to Post on Social Media as a Job Seeker

Social media can be both your best friend and your worst enemy in your job search. Although it can be an extremely valuable tool for learning about …

Social Media Marketing

How Instagram Can Get You Ahead of the Competition to Land the Job

“And I really love your company’s Taco Tuesdays celebrations,” I said. “It’s awesome that even in a fairly large company, you can have the CEO and …

7 Things a Young Professional Should Never Do on Social Media

In the age of personal branding, the line between what is and isn't acceptable to post on your handles often gets blurry. Building up your own brand and elevating your career is now easier than ever with tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to name a few — if you use them right. …

Employment

Dos and Don'ts for Creating Your Online Presence

Can just anyone look at your Facebook profile? One easy way to stop employers and others from finding potentially harmful information is to put a …

What Not To Post on Social Media: 5 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You Publish

Share<p>In the early years of social networks, we could hardly imagine a time when people would be getting fired over their social media posts. Now, a …

Quick Fixes For 3 Problems With Your Online Presence

Living in the modern world, one’s online presence is a key part of their identity – especially in the entertainment business. When someone’s name is …

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College Students, Here is Your Online Reputation Guide

College students are busy, no doubt about it. Between writing papers, doing research, studying for exams, and maintaining a social presence, college …

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Fix Your Online Reputation

You can probably polish your profile yourself.<p>Googling yourself isn’t narcissistic. It’s necessary. If you track your digital trail with a quick …

Online Life

TMI: The Brand Killer

TMI: The Brand Killer<p>Your value proposition is clear. Your resume is immaculate; the LinkedIn Profile perfect. Your cover letter could have been …

Employment

How to Control What an Employer Sees When They Google You

Posted at 06:00h in Interview, Job Search, Resume and Linkedin by Kevin Kermes<p>If you’re interviewing with a company that’s the least bit reputable, …

Employment

7 Ways Your Social Media Profiles Are Killing Your Career

Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest may be fun places to hang out, but did you know they’re also great places to grow — or completely ruin — a career? …

Social Media Marketing

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