Tag Archives: LinkedIn

Collegefeed, a more employable, less social public profile

By Mark Gibbs – Something that most social media users don’t think about is what their public persona looks like. They also don’t realize that that persona is part of what you might call their “digital permanent record.”

You register then create a profile in which you include personal information, and connect to your LinkedIn account which will automatically populate your profile. You can then follow companies, apply for jobs, and submit your own comments about interviews you’ve had anonymously as well as research what others experienced in interviews (this is actually a gold mine if you’re prepping for an interview with a particular company). more> http://tinyurl.com/qx3y5yk

The Four Cornerstones Of Career Insurance

By Dr. Marty Martin – There is more to job security than mastering job search skills. There are plenty of books about resume writing, networking, interviewing, and developing a LinkedIn profile.

There are four cornerstones of Career Insurance; the organizing framework for putting together your own personal Career Insurance plan:

  • Embracing adaptation
  • Positioning for the next advance or change
  • Investing in cutting edge skills
  • Tapping into abundant thinking, creativity, and emotional non-attachment

more> http://tinyurl.com/aw4kb7v

LinkedIn seeks wider use with ability to “follow”

By Alexei Oreskovic – Professional social network LinkedIn Corp will let its users “follow” and receive updates from people outside their personal contact list, a move that could entice users to spend more time on its website.

The new feature means that celebrities and ordinary LinkedIn users alike will be able to post messages, share photos and links to news articles that can be read by a broad group of people.

The ability to have followers will initially be available to only 150 LinkedIn users the company has pre-selected. more> http://tinyurl.com/9bdeyc9

Social media a boon for businesses, but creates security quagmire

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English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them.
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By Ellen Messmer – Social mediaFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and so forth — has become a way of life for companies and their employees to interact with the public, but beating back the fraudsters that try to prey on customers, not to mention keeping employees from spilling sensitive data, is becoming a full-time job for many.

Setting up the equivalent of a corporate blockade to social media is a “limited” approach at best, says Gary Loveland (principal, national security leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers), for the obvious reason that someone can get to Facebook or other sites using a personal mobile device or a home network. Security education of employees from the day they hire on is necessary to drive the message home to them about the risks that social media pose, even while businesses monitor sites to see what’s being said about the company. “It’s about coming to grips with reality on this.” more> http://tinyurl.com/8ayzqxn

Why Did You Become an Engineer?

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By Alexander Wolfe – As this month’s question to the System & Product Design Engineering group on LinkedIn, we asked participants why they became engineers.

Most of our respondents used their youthful tinkering as an entrée into the profession.

“I was given a military textbook on basic electricity by my 7th grade teacher,” says Robert Seay. “Up to then I had rewired a few defective light fixtures… but I knew nothing about electricity…” more> http://is.gd/BiuPXc