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By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

5 Social Media Fixes for Job-Hunting Grads

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Scrolling through Twitter the other day, I was surprised to see how many people using the hashtags #jobhunting and #jobsearch were being extremely careless in talking about their job hunts.

“Oh man, I guess I have to start job hunting tomorrow.”

“So tired of this job search!”

“Searching for months, and a job’s never going to come.”

Folks! Your prospective employers are going to see this; if you have any resume out there in the ether right now, assume someone already has seen this. If you’re tired before you get started, how are you going to feel when you’re actually doing the job?

Let me help you erase some of the doubt you might inadvertently be placing in your hiring manager’s mind with some quick social media fixes that will improve your personal brand.

By Michelle Hernandez | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

8 Steps to a Social Media Plan for Your Small Business

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If you own a small business, having enough resources is always a struggle, especially when it comes to marketing efforts.

However, an important part of getting your company in front of people—and often the most cost-effective way—is through social media.

Handling social media efforts is a full-time job, but even if you can’t afford to bring on a full-time (or even part-time) employee, you can still find success by doing it yourself. Here are eight key elements of a social media plan to help you get started.

By Guy Kawasaki | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Guy Kawasaki's 10 Tips for a Perfect Social Media Post

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Want to rock social media like Guy Kawasaki?

Follow his checklist of 10 practices to ensure your posts are as effective as possible.

By Starshine Roshell | Sunday, March 08, 2015

She Traded the Midwest for a Tropical Island — with lynda.com

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How does a Minnesota girl wind up living “on a rock” in the Caribbean?

With help from lynda.com, of course.

“I was doing the corporate thing in Minneapolis,” says Ashley Ladlie, “and I got bit by the ‘tropical-crazy’ bug.”

Now she lives in an indoor/outdoor bungalow surrounded by orchids on St. John in the Virgin Islands and supports her beachside lifestyle by doing freelance web design.

“People say I’m lucky but it really has nothing to do with luck,” she says. “Anybody has the opportunity to do what I did.”

Here’s how she made it work.

By Scott Fegette | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Use These Siri Commands to Manage Texts, Emails, and More

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With today’s hectic pace of life, it’s hard to stay on top of correspondence. And maintaining an empty email inbox can seem an unattainable goal for everyone but the obsessively efficient.

Fortunately, if you’ve got an iPhone or iPad with Siri, you’ve got a built-in social assistant at your beck and call.

Not only is Siri handy for managing your day-to-day logistics, but with a few Siri commands, you can have her manage your social interactions, as well. Here’s what Siri can do for you:

By Jolie Miller | Monday, February 09, 2015

10 Smart Ways to Tune Up Your LinkedIn Presence

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The beginning of the year is the perfect time to update your LinkedIn profile.

An up-to-date, relevant profile is your virtual letter to colleagues and future employers, letting them know you care about your image, your networking, and your future.

Follow along for a quick LinkedIn tune-up that shouldn’t take you more than a few hours.

By Ashley Kennedy | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Teacher Tips: Using Social Media in the Classroom

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A growing number of teachers are incorporating social media into their lesson plans—and I’m one of them.

It’s been great to see students really embrace some innovative ways of expression through apps like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and WordPress—creating and curating images and ideas while interacting with their world outside of the classroom. It helps us teachers break down classroom walls and class-time barriers as students learn and reflect by using tools on their mobile devices.

Here are some great ways to use social media in the classroom:

By Brad Batesole | Thursday, January 01, 2015

How to Clean Up Your Social Media Profile — and Quickly

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If the details of your New Year’s Eve party are still a little foggy, you might want to double check your social media feed. An oversharing friend may have posted one too many photos.

In fact, with the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to make sure nothing inappropriate or polarizing landed on your social media profile last year. A stray privacy setting, a rushed status update, or even an accidental mobile upload can create more trouble than it’s worth when it comes to your career.

Employers—the ones you work for now and the ones you may want to work for someday—spend more time than they want to admit snooping around profiles. So start this year off by taking a trip down memory lane.

Fire up your social media account, grab a cup of coffee, and work through this top-priority checklist I’ve put together that shows how to clean up your social media profile on various platforms. I’ll even share some common pitfalls and helpful tips to speed up the process.

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