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Facebook was created as a casual social platform- a place to post things that inspire, interest or amuse you; a place where you can make new friends and reconnect with friends and family members and share important news. On the other hand, LinkedIn, another social media platform launched two years before Facebook was designed as a network for professionals and companies. On LinkedIn, you could cultivate professional relationships; post and catch up on industry content. Clearly, career-driven individuals had found a home in the social sphere, and the numbers showed that LinkedIn directs almost four times as many persons to your website compared with Twitter or Facebook. However, in recent years, LinkedIn has begun to feel a lot like Facebook. Why? The business and work sphere has evolved, and this has caused With the evolution of the business and work sphere, employers are beginning to see the benefit of throwing…

Having a LinkedIn profile is now a key requirement for anyone that wishes to have a complete professional profile . In addition, a regularly updated profile can potentially also benefit ones career development and progression. Nonetheless, updating ones profile can take a significant amount of time. What with regular social media updates, responding to clients, completing your work, attending events and a bunch of  other things on your “To Do List”, finding time can be a great challenge. However making the time to ensure your professional profile reflects your achievements, current status and future goals is key to not missing your next opportunity. I have hence compiled a list of Tips to help you improve your LinkedIn profile that are easy to implement. Complete your Profile It might sound as a given or perhaps a basic when creating an account but a very small percentage of LinkedIn users have a complete profile. Add…

Social Bесоmеѕ Strategic: Uѕing Social Mеdiа fоr IT Recruiting Thе number оf companies uѕing social mеdiа аѕ раrt оf thеir hiring process hаѕ increased fоr thе third year in a row. Aссоrding tо Jobvite’s 2012 Social Recruitment Survey, 92% оf аll organizations uѕеd ѕоmе fоrm оf social mеdiа in thеir staffing efforts – аn increase оf 3% frоm 2011, аnd uр 10% in 2012. Wе expect thiѕ number tо increase in 2013. Hеrе’ѕ whаt уоu nееd tо knоw аbоut uѕing social mеdiа fоr IT recruiting. LinkedIn leads thе pack whеn it соmеѕ tо professional social networking, with 89% оf companies reporting thаt thеу hаvе made a hire thrоugh thе LinkedIn site. LinkedIn аllоwѕ recruiters аnd HR personnel tо uncover nоt оnlу members whо аrе actively seeking employment, but аlѕо passive candidates – whо аrе оftеn thе bеѕt hires. Join groups аnd discussions related tо уоur industry; it dоеѕn’t…