How to Manage the Struggle of Being Your Real Self + Professional on Social Media By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It’s almost necessary to be social media savvy these days, so much so that there seems a frenzy to be seen as the coolest, most down-to-earth, real, caring and/or opinionated person on the Internet. Because social networking has been lauded as a key to career momentum and...
3 Snack-Size Twitter Tips to Bolster Your Career By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Advice abounds on how to use social media to advance your career and job search. Beyond reading the volumes of great books, breaking down advice into manageable bites is a smart way to venture into the often-rough social networking waters. Also, choosing one site and really...
On Facebook? How to Protect Your Reputation By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you revealing more than you should on one of the most popular online social networking sites? Facebook has become so much a part of how we stay connected that some of us are forgetting that those connections often extend well beyond our anticipated audience. For example: 1....
Use Facebook to Propel–Not Derail–Your Job Search By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether or not you actively participate on Facebook, the role of this social media powerhouse in reputation management is notable. In particular, managing your career reputation, extending your visibility and value and expanding your network of warm contacts is crucial to...
You, Inc.: Creating Integrated Career Positioning Messages Image via Rocky814 (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This post originally appeared on Bill Vick’s BoomersNextStep website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Navigating the unpredictable economic winds and stormy job search seas, today’s executive and professional career explorer must don the...
For Career Traction, Shift Into a Quieter Space By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The storm of social media has rocketed career hastags and chats into cyberspace, often stirring up intellectual and emotional frenzy, creating an over-caffeinated effect on our bodies and minds. With the proliferation of new points of entry into online communication, from...
Are You Everywhere–Yet Nowhere–on Social Media? image: linkedmediagrp (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Visibility within the social networking channels is essential in today’s job search. If you are hunkered down, nose to the grindstone and confident that doing your job well will get you your next job, and that social media is not for you, then...
Ignite Your Job Search By Minimizing Social Media By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many myths are actually truths, and the other way around. This applies to some of the assertions being bantered about in the job search space. If you can simply clear the clutter of myths and focus in on what is important — the key elements of a successful, proactive and...
Expand Your Career Horizons With Enriching Career Book! By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “The Twitter stream can become the equivalent of an online university … . Once you connect with the right community of professionals and colleagues, the amount of information available to you is limited only by your ability to process it.” This snippet, drawn from...
Jumping Into the Social Media Sea By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This month’s Career Collective revolves around careerists and job seekers leveraging Social Media for their job search. In conjunction with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter, I am delighted that more than 15+ career bloggers are participating. Please follow the...
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