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Video tips to promote yourself online

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” as the saying goes, and the same holds true online.

“People are visual, and they often prefer to watch videos over reading lots of content,” says Lisa Sims, MS, an online instructor in the IT program for ...

5 Twitter accounts to learn a Tweet or two from

While some Twitter® accounts have millions of followers and others struggle to attract even 100, it’s key to remember that numbers are just one measure of success, says Sherrie Madia, PhD, an online instructor in the communication program at University of Phoenix. Engaging the audience also is important, she points out....

5 tips to improve your online search skills

Whether you’re searching for an academic study on the evolution of certain types of reptiles or just looking to discover the best pizza joint in your neighborhood, it’s important to learn how to conduct a proper Internet search so your results will take you where you want to go.

5 health care administration accounts to follow on Twitter

You can learn a lot from 140 characters on a Twitter® post. Just ask Sherrie Madia, PhD, an online instructor in the communication program at University of Phoenix.

“Twitter is a fabulous way for health administrators to signpost topics so ...

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. ...

7 ways to power up your career with Pinterest

When it comes to your career, can you pin it to win it? Pinterest® Pin Boards get their fair share of cute photos of kittens climbing out of hatboxes, and pictures of cotton balls made into Halloween ghost pins. But you can also use the Pinterest business pages, which are designed for commercial use, to offer a clear picture of your professional expertise....

5 ways to prevent hacking in social media

You log in to your Facebook® page only to find strange and offensive photos littering your timeline. Then you log in to your online bank account and find it empty.

Long story short, you’ve been hacked. But chances are it could have been ...

5 tools to keep on top of social media

Now that you’ve set up your Twitter® account, LinkedIn® profile and Facebook® page, and created a personal website, how are you supposed to stay on top of them all?

Don’t sweat it, says Noland Hoshino, an alumnus of the University of Phoenix ...

5 career advancement tips for Facebook

Here’s some news you’re bound to “Like”: Facebook — the same site that hosts your embarrassing pictures from last weekend — could help you climb the corporate ladder. And why not? With an estimated 1 billion users on the site, there’s a fair chance that the company you work for — as well as the one you want to work for — has a presence there....

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.’”...

How to use social media to boost your career

Instead of spending hours posting old prom pictures on social media, you might consider using that time to bolster your career, suggests Virginia Green, owner of The Biz Visions Group and an instructor in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus.

5 ways to rock your Skype interview

With the increased popularity of job interviews being conducted via Skype™ Internet calls, it’s essential to learn how to make the best impression through the lens of your computer’s camera.

In addition to the standard preparation for any interview, here are five ...

5 ways to keep your sanity on social media

When you first sign up for social media sites, the experience is exciting and new. You’re connecting with people, from friends to strangers, in new and intriguing ways. And there’s a feeling of being connected to those around you that can give you a real adrenaline rush.

5 signs that Facebook makes you depressed

Do you have the Facebook® blues? Emerging studies indicate that social media may be associated with depression and erosion of self-esteem.

A recent report from Stanford University, for instance, found that heavy Facebook use can contribute to reduced real-world social interaction and may ...

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 you can put Pinterest to work

Pinterest℠, an online image pinboard that's popular for allowing you to organize web images you find inspiring, may be one of the most talked-about social startups of the past six months. The question: Can Pinterest make your professional life a bit easier, or is it another way to waste your time online?...

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:...

5 reasons Facebook-haters won’t join the party

“Sorry, I don’t use Facebook®.” In today’s social media age, that statement can elicit surprise, even get you labeled as an out-of-touch Luddite. But there are many reasons that some people still remain resistant to social media, and some of them may surprise you.

5 things every parent should know about Facebook

With social networking etiquette constantly evolving, and privacy and security-related issues on the rise, there's good reason to be careful when posting about your family on the world's largest social media site. Chris Crowe, a social media manager for Apollo Education Group, the parent company of University of Phoenix, offers these simple tips for playing it safe with ...

5 pitfalls students should avoid on Facebook

With more than 96 percent of college students utilizing Facebook®, the social media giant has become an essential part of daily college life. Facebook can be a great way to connect with friends and family, but students face increasing dangers from cybercrime, as well as myriad potential ethical dilemmas. Here are a few tips from social media experts on how University of ...

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 ...

Are your status updates NSFW (not safe for work)?

We've all had one of those days at work. And with our vast Facebook® networks, it's easier than ever to vent about it to all of our friends at once. Even with better controls over who you can share with on Facebook, a misunderstanding of your workplace's social media policies and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) guidelines could cost you your job....