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How to turn an interview into a conversation

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As a broadcaster, there’s no question my career depends on excellent communication. But here’s a secret I’ve learned from every guest who sits down on my set: so does every career. ...

Become a LinkedIn power user

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In the previous blog post, I talked about how to use Twitter in your career search. Today, let’s go over how to achieve your career goals using LinkedIn. The good news is, the setup is a lot like Twitter, and you can use your ...

Turn Twitter into your career search engine

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This might surprise you: In today’s job market, 94 percent of companies are using social networks to find candidates, and nearly 80 percent of jobs are found through networking. The fact is that social media is one of the best ...

How to build a personal brand online

Just as Coca-Cola®, Apple® and Microsoft® corporate brands can instantly convey an unspoken message about their companies’ quality and value to consumers, a strong personal brand can communicate what job seekers have to offer to employers.

How to protect your online personal brand

Corporate brands like Coca-Cola® beverages and Apple® devices convey an instantly recognizable message. But good branding also applies to individual job seekers, says Donna Meldrum, MA, a licensed professional counselor and career coach with Phoenix Career Services™.

5 ways to follow proper LinkedIn etiquette

At a cocktail party, you probably wouldn’t approach someone you didn’t know and ask for a job recommendation. You have to build relationships in life, and the same is generally true for your LinkedIn® network, says David Horen, project coordinator on the Phoenix Career Services™ team.

The best LinkedIn tips for veterans

If you’re a veteran who served many years in the military, you may be unsure how to get into today’s civilian job market — including through the LinkedIn® professional networking website.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone, says Garland Williams, PhD, a retired U.S. ...

5 rules for healthy eating with Pinterest

When it comes to using recipes you find on Pinterest® pinboards to plan your next meal, don’t let a mouth-watering photo guide your diet, says Lauren Dauro, a dietitian and health and wellness instructor for the  University of Phoenix College of Natural Sciences. “There are some big misconceptions that ‘homemade’ always equals ‘healthy.’”...

Why Twitter is worth your time

Imagine a tool that gives you access to concise tips from the foremost experts in your industry, as well as breaking news — well before traditional news outlets — and the ability to reach millions of users whom you can market your business to. It exists, and it's called Twitter®.

How to trash your online reputation

“It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute,” said the great American humorist Will Rogers in a moment of wisdom. The same is certainly true of your reputation online, whether it’s your personal or business identity, or your company’s image. Here, some examples of what not to do online:...

3 ways to block Facebook® spam and other annoyances

When you're on Facebook, you'll probably encounter certain content that you'd rather filter out. Whether it's solicitous messages about too-good-to-be-true offers or discounts, friend requests from people you've never heard of, or messages from fake accounts, these annoyances are commonly known as "social spam."...

How to set up your Facebook privacy settings

Although Facebook® is a great communication tool, you may be concerned about privacy. After all, you don't want to broadcast every aspect of your life to anyone who has access to Facebook. The ability for random people to contact you, friends to tag you in pictures or at places, and apps to utilize your Facebook data concerns many users. Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide ...