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8 Business online networking mistakes to avoid »

Online networking is a great way to make business contacts and widen your professional network. Get your social media activity right and it could help you land a job. Get it wrong and it could damage your professional reputation. Here are eight mistakes to avoid.

Using social media in your job search »

You use social media sites in your personal life but are you using them in your job search? Sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter can help you track down hidden opportunities, make valuable connections and establish a name for yourself in your industry. Here’s how to get the most out of them… Why you should […]

Do employers ‘Like’ your online presence? »

By Tasnim Tudor – Senior HR Manager, CareerBuilder EMEA Social media has grown from networking sites for teenagers into an entire industry that fuels businesses and shares news. It’s also become a tool in the hiring process, and can affect your career positively or negatively. A new survey from CareerBuilder.co.uk found that 48 per cent […]

Create a Professional Online Profile Photo »

Your photo is an important part of your online identity and when it comes to professional networking sites, it pays to make the right impression. Here’s how to get it right. Why you need a picture You don’t include a photo of yourself on your CV, so why upload one to LinkedIn? LinkedIn is a […]

Workplace Animations to Brighten Your Day »

Our American colleagues recently posted a blog post highlighting humorous animations that coincide with various parts of our day. We have decided to steal their brilliant idea and make it our own! The animated GIFs bring joy to us all at CareerBuilder. A long and tedious day can be brightened by a simple graphic. Here are some of the best […]

Job Seeker Story: Using Social Media Helped Create Buzz Around My Profile »

Charles Lowe is looking for a job. The former Interim Head of Business Systems decided to try a different approach to his job search. He posted a status on his LinkedIn Account that said, “Another week of job hunting starts. Please click LIKE or comment to draw attention to me Thanks ;-).” In one week […]

How to make the most of your job search with LinkedIn »

By Nisa Chitakasem, co-founder of Position Ignition LinkedIn is the world’s biggest social networking website for professionals. Although many of us are on LinkedIn, few of us truly know how to make the most of it, especially for job search. There’s so much more to seeking work on LinkedIn than browsing the job listings. Following […]

5 Tips For Finding a Job Through Social Media »

By Nisa Chitakasem, co-founder of Career Consultancy Position Ignition It’s a nice idea: getting a new job, or at least a lead, from the comfort of your own home by using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. In reality, it’s not as simple as it seems and there are a few things to bear in mind if […]