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Competitive job markets make it tough to start or grow a career; everyone is scrambling to catch the attention of their ideal employer. Social media is one tool that you can use to get some notice for yourself. Take some inspiration from the following stories. The Super Sweet Tweet Image via Flickr by mkhmarketing A social recruiting blog lists some amazing stories of how social media has helped people land jobs, including the story of Bilal Jaffery. How can you make yourself shine in 140 characters or less? Vala Afshar put that challenge to potential recruits for a position at Enterasys. The tweet read: "I am hiring a director of #marketing, focused on higher-ed; six figure salary, amazing team. Apply via Twitter. #jobs". Afshar refused to accept traditional resumes. Bilal Jaffery landed the job-all because of one tweet that captured Afshar's attention and highli... (more)

Five Reasons Google+ Will Survive the Social Media Storm

The Daily News reports that 540 million people are actively using Google+ compared to Facebook's 1.2 billion active users. While Google+ continues to see growth, it's nowhere near the level of Facebook. These statistics seem to suggest that Google+ will never reach the success of Facebook, yet Google+ offers features that keep them in the game. As such, here are five reasons that Google+ will survive the social media storm. Image via Flickr by ivanpw Integration of Google Products Google is everywhere. Subsequently, Google+ capitalizes on this by integrating the company's entire... (more)

Four Social Strategies to Drive Traffic to Your Company's Blog

A company's blog is often an integral parulitt of its marketing strategy, but running it can be a fairly complex undertaking. It takes a keen knowledge of Internet traffic and marketing tactics for a blog to be successful and help establish the company as a credible resource within your niche. Here are a few strategies you can use to drive traffic to your company's blog. Vary the Content (But Don't Forget Your Target Audience) In order to appeal to a wider audience, vary the content you feature on your blog to encompass differing views that pertain to your company. Look at your ta... (more)

Four Hilarious Social Media Blunders Your Company Should Avoid

The opportunities to embarrass yourself within the realm of social media is virtually limitless. After all, these are highly public platforms that tend to attract thousands (if not millions) of eyes. Here are a few hilariously distasteful and downright stupid social media blunders. The Worst AMA in the History of the Internet When Woody Harrelson's people set him up for an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, they clearly didn't explain to him what exactly that entailed. Maybe they didn't get it themselves. And he clearly doesn't spend much time on the Internet, since he didn't c... (more)

Top 4 Ways Scammers Use Social Media to Rob You Blind

By early 2014, one in four people around the world will use social media. The figure is much higher in America, where 56 percent have at least one social media profile. When considering adult internet users in the United States, the number jumps to 72 percent. Many of these users hope to connect with loved ones and beat the next Candy Crush level, but a significant number are scammers ready and waiting to rob you blind. Here are four major ways they'll try to do so. 1. Scammers Aren't Always Who They Seem The average Facebook user doesn't actually know one in five of their Faceboo... (more)