Tips of the Trade: Using Social Media to Get Your Next Job

Career strategist, Nicolette Pizzitola (a former Tips of the Trade featured guest) speed-coached three women on the Today Show this morning, giving them advice to get their career back on track:

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Nicolette also hosted a live chat on the Today Show website after the show to answer viewer questions. She gave some advice on how to apply for a job:

When applying for a job, don’t forget about …read more

Tips of The Trade – Nicolette Pizzitola Gives Us Expert Insights

 

 

 

A career strategist, coach and speaker, Nicolette Pizzitola is the founder of Compass Point Associates, a coaching and consulting firm providing services ranging from career management for individuals, executives and entrepreneurs, to talent management initiatives and leadership coaching within organizations.

An expert in career and talent management, Nicolette is dedicated to teaching individuals to define their success, shape their professional identities, and manage their career.

In addition to speaking at TEDxAdamsMorganWomen in 2012, Nicolette is a frequent speaker at academic institutions, corporations and associations. She has taught career management strategies at The George Washington University School …read more

Say Goodbye to Google Reader

Let’s say a fond farewell to Google Reader. Yes, that’s right, Google Reader is going the way of Google Wave and will be no more as of July 1.

Google Reader is a popular and widely used RSS reader that allows you to subscribe to your favorite blogs –Like All Things E– without having them emailed to you and cluttering up your inbox. The web is all a buzz with news that Reader is going away and whether this signals the death of feeds all together.

USAToday.com summed it up this way, “Naturally, Reader’s impending shutdown has sparked discussion on …read more

What Hashtag to Use? Crowd-sourced Hashtag Projects Could be the Answer

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With any cause or campaign, it’s often daunting and difficult to dive into a Twitter conversation. You’re supposed to listen first, right? What are popular hashtags? Where do you find the online influencers? Are there conferences or Twitter chats you should be following?

If you’re asking all of the right questions, but still throwing spaghetti against your Twitter wall, know that you are not alone.

Without certain powerful and expensive analytical tools already in our online bookmarks, non-profits, advocacy groups, small businesses, and more are at a loss for how to quickly understand specific Twitter …read more

Who is Tweeting and WHAT are They Tweeting About?

There have been several studies that attempt to pinpoint the demographic makeup of Twitter users. “An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Across the World,” a detailed report from social media firm Beevolve looked at more than 36 million Twitter accounts and 28 billion tweets to answer the question: Who’s tweeting? Here’s what a few media outlets had to say about the report:

Fast Company / Fast Feed – So, this is what social marketing media firm Beevolve has to say about the average Twitter user. She’s an American of indeterminate age, uses an iPhone, likes the color purple …read more

The War on Obesity?

It’s no secret that Americans are experiencing higher rates of obesity than ever before. According to the CDC, 35.7% of American adults are currently obese. There have been numerous efforts to take on this obesity issue, for example the ‘Let’s Move’ initiative championed by Mrs. Obama, and New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial 16-ounce cap on sweetened beverages.

Last week the obesity story was that of news anchor, Jennifer Livingston, who fired back at a viewer who sent her an e-mail chastising her for being overweight and not a “suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular.” Ms. …read more

When Social Networking goes Pro

LinkedIn has released the findings of The Mindset Divide, a new research study that interviewed over 6,000 social network users across 12 countries on how and why people use professional and personal social networks. According to the study, people use personal social networks to socialize or pass the time of day. No surprises there. In comparison, professional social networks, such as LinkedIn, are used to do what the report describes as “investing time.” However, what is most interesting is the types of content people expect to see on a professional social network versus a personal one. Respondents ranked “Updates from …read more

Can YouTube Change How We View Elections?

The newly launched YouTube Elections Hub wants to be your go-to source for coverage of key political moments throughout the election cycle. The channel will offer election-related video clips, a live streams of the days events, and Google+ Hangouts with “power brokers” who are behind the scenes from now through November 6.

Along with videos from politicians and the political parties, original content will be provided by network heavy hitters such as ABC News, Larry King, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and an Al Jazeera English Live Stream. You can watch what is going on live, follow …read more

Moving to a Landmark Near You

We love our fans. Without them our Facebook pages, YouTube channels, Twitter feeds, Pinterest boards, the entirety of our social media outreach would be worthless. Though you’ve probably never met them, your fans can make your day with a witty post, words of encouragement, or a terrific review of your organization.

So how do we recognize the vital force our online fans bring to our organization? One great way is to move your fans into your real-life workspaces.

Mashable thanked their 800,000 fans by creating a real-life Facebook wall. Thousands of photos of their fans adorn the walls of their …read more

Who’s Tweeting on Your Behalf?

A fun way to get the word out about your company or event is to have a celebrity tweet about it. If you don’t know any celebrities, you should create your own. Are you hosting a large conference? Have your twitter feed be from the perspective of a fly-on-the-wall observer. Make it something fun, like a conference chair or pen. Are you producing a play? Have your twitter feed be of an unknown extra. Give insights to your event and little known fun facts. Be entertaining but with a purpose. Almost out of conference tickets? “Chairs are filling up all …read more