LinkedIn, Facebook And Twitter: The Important Role of Social Media on Your Resume

LinkedIn, Facebook And Twitter: The Important Role of Social Media on Your Resume

Social Media profiles may be as important as our resumes
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By now, everyone knows the importance of ensuring that their social media activity doesn’t become a career liability. What many don’t realize is the positive role social media can play on their resume and their job search as a whole.

First, let’s have a bit of a reality check. Employers don’t read your resume. They scan it. They look for key pieces of information along with relevant keywords to determine whether or not you are worth a second look. One of the items that they look for are links to your social media profiles.

That’s right! They may not verify whether or not you really worked at Arby’s in college, but they will check out your LinkedIn profile. Many will also take a look at your Facebook activity and Twitter feed as well. Because of that, the best career advice may be this; create a positive, professional social media presence now, and use it to your advantage when looking for a job.

Creating a Professional Presence on Social Media

Of course, you don’t want to link to your social media profiles unless they add something positive to your professional resume. It’s time to create a professional social media presence, unless you’ve done so already. Here are some tips for doing so:

Separate The Personal From The Professional

Even if there is absolutely nothing unseemly on your personal social media pages, it’s best not to use them for professional purposes. In fact, you might want to consider making those pages private so that only friends and family can access them. Doing so protects your privacy, and allows you to create professional profiles where you can focus solely on career related content and contacts.

Be Consistent

Lack of consistency can raise eyebrows, and not in a good way. For example, if you’ve labeled yourself as a social media manager on your resume, but your LinkedIn bio lists your current job title as social media assistant that can be a problem. At best it looks like your bio is out of date. At worst it looks like you’ve exaggerated your role.

Try to keep job titles, education and work history, even your name consistent across all of your profiles as well as your resume. It not only helps with credibility, it also ensures that you are easier to find by anyone who wants to connect with you professionally. One thing you may want to consider is using a resume writing service. Not only will your resume expert be able to create the resume or CV that you need, many also write professional profiles as well.

Show Your Expertise

Okay, you’ve created professional profiles. What do you do now? The key is to create content that highlights your professional expertise. Here are a few ways to accomplish this:

  • Link to your professional website or blog in your profile
  • Promote industry related blog posts that you have written
  • Share photos and videos of your work
  • Give industry related advice
  • Find and participate in relevant conversations
  • Don’t be afraid to brag - Post your rewards and accomplishments

Be Opinionated

Many people are afraid to make much noise on social media. They fear creating controversy. The only problem is that by being meek, they don’t get much attention. Remember that it’s possible to be opinionated and bold while remaining professional.

Think about the thought leaders in nearly any industry. They achieved their positions through their expertise, and their willingness to put themselves out their. Thought leaders make predictions. They frequently disagree with the status quo. They have strong opinions, and they aren’t afraid to share them.

Be Professional

Everything you post should be treated as if it is an email that is going to be distributed to every person in your niche. Professionalism is crucial. Before you hit post, check the following:

  • Have you thoroughly fact checked yourself?
  • Are your words clear and concise?
  • Is your post useful in some way?
  • Have you double checked spelling and grammar?
  • Should you add a picture?
  • Are their people you should tag?
  • Have you properly credited any sources you’ve used?
  • Are you being needlessly confrontational?

Remember that there truly is no editing or deleting on social media. Once it’s out there, you can be sure that at least a few people are going to see it before you reconsider.

Relationships Are Key

Hiring managers want to see what you have to say on social. They also really want to know who you’ve connected with, and how those relationships work. This is why connecting with others in your niche is so important. You want to reach out to coworkers, college instructors, colleagues, as well as industry influencers.

Of course, having someone on your friends list isn’t going to do much to impress anyone. You have to do the work required to actually build relationships. This includes:

  • Commenting on Relevant Posts
  • Helping Others Promote Their Posts And Accomplishments
  • Participating in Conversations
  • Joining Industry Related Groups And Conversations
  • Reaching Out Through Direct Messaging When Appropriate
  • Ask Bloggers in Your Industry to Collaborate With You

Remember that building relationships on social media is a daily effort, and that reciprocation is key. You have to help others boost their social media presence in order to boost yours.

Know Where to Include Your Social Media Handles

Most resume writing experts agree that your social media handles should be listed on your resume with your other contact information. Most choose to place it after the email address.This is one section of your resume that you can be sure gets attention from hiring managers.

One more consideration; you’d never use a cutesy or off color email address on your resume. Keep that in mind when you create your professional social media profiles. In fact, you can customize the URL of your profiles so that they are professional and reflect your identity.

Conclusion

Your social media presence can be a true asset in your job search. Take advantage of the opportunity.

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!
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When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts you can follow that are worth following:

-@brandonwoelfel

-@tess_and_sarah

-@brandymelvilleusa

-@goldenretrievers_

-@cats_of_instagram

-@zodiac.signs

-@thegrilledpineapple

-@jazzjennings_

-@chipper_thegolddog

-@llauratheleo

-@heyshalice

-@sailorhaley

-@sandcloudteam

-@photosabss

-@sharkbaitblond

Here are Quotes To Use As A Caption/ Lyrics To Use As A Caption/ Quick Little Sayings To Use As A Caption: for your instagram photo that you wish to post !

1.Life goes on, with or without you.

2.Don't Worry Be Happy ! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy

4.Be Confident

5. Be Positive

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar

7. Chillen With My Peeps

8. Go Big Or Go Home

9. What's the deal?

10.The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11.Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12, You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you use to be.

16. I don't need any part time people in my life.

17. Get the Gist

18. Boy, it's the 21st centurey get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy

20. I woke up like this

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power; a smile is it's sword

23. Last Day Of Class

24. I Donut Care

25. Got my donut and coffee today

26.Happy as a clam

27. Beach Days are the best

28.A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With You, I forget all my problems. With You, Time Stands Still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great

33. Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person but by learning to see imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears billion times.

36. "She's got that red lip, classic thing going on"

37 .I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship!

38. Best Friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? maybe

42.I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't.

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars - Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars- Cold Play

46 . I keep dancing on my own- Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself- Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you- Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness -Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say Sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am Limited Edition

52, Turn that frown upside down

53. Smile its the best thing a girl can wear

54, Stay true

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. You're the king, baby I'm your queen

57. Best Friends Forever !!!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life

60. I know you like first name basis

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl

63. Frisky Friday

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations,

65. Maybe our okays will be our infinities - The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because i'm a little unsteady - Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life - Best Day Of My LIfe - American Author

68. She;s the beauty and he's the beast

69. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

70. If you can dream it, you can do it.-Walt Disney

71.Hakuna Matata it means no worries for the rest of your days - The LIon King

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — Rafiki,

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — The Emperor, Mulan

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — Lumière, Beauty and the Beast

76."All it takes is faith and trust." -- Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

77."A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -- Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

78."If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille)

79. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." -- The Emperor (Mulan)

80."A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." -- Zeus (Hercules)

81."Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." -- Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." -- Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)

83."Giving up is for rookies." -- Philoctetes (Hercules)

84.. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." -- Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." -- Rafiki (The Lion King)

86."Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -- Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

87. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney

88.Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
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89.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
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90.The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. Pamela Hansford Johnson
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91.Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
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92..Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
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93.Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn
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94. Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
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95.My power's turned on

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96.Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
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97.Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore
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98.I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
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99. Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

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100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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Women, It's Time We Start Lifting Each Other Up

Let's learn to lift when we rise.

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Over the years I have seen women come together due to world or political events they stand up to. However, I still see women putting each other down constantly, even if it is over petty little things. Come on women, it's 2018. It's time we stop putting each other down and instead lift each other up.

A little over two weeks ago I attend the Professional Women's Forum at Millersville University in PA. The keynote speaker for the event was Nancy Lieberman a.k.a. "Lady Magic." Now I am not keen on basketball so I did not realize how popular of an athlete she is until that day, but nonetheless her story/speech was inspirational. I left the Forum that day realizing just how important it is for us women to define our obstacles, create a game plan, and then execute it as a team.

We women know all of the obstacles we face not only in the workplace, but in our every day lives. If we learn to work together we will be able to accomplish so much more than we can individually. So stop putting other women down. Who cares if that girl that studies less than you gets straight A's? Or how about that girl in HR that has the perfect body? We ALL have our strengths and weaknesses so quit the judging. Instead you should be encouraging and helping other women use their strengths while improving upon their weaknesses.

In order for us women to work as a team we need some common sayings to live by. From Nancy Lieberman's speech there are some key mottos I was able to take away and use in my own life. So start being proactive and use these 7 mottos. Not only will these mottos help you to become a better version of yourself, but they'll help you to encourage other women around you to do the same.

1. Get up every day and set the tone for your day.

YOU have the choice to determine how your day goes. Wake up and set the tone for your day.

2. Get rid of the mind monsters.

Too often we are stuck in our heads listening to those mind monsters. It's time we get rid of them. It's as simple as saying yes or no without having to assess every possible outcome.

3. Lift when you rise. 

When you're creating success for yourself make sure to lift others up around you. Nothing is more powerful than lifting up others as you rise.

4. It's your job to start your engine.

At the end of the day, you determine whether or not you will arrive at your goals or aspirations. You are the only one that can start the journey and ultimately arrive. So what are you waiting for? Start your engine and encourage others to start their's.

5. Make everyday your masterpiece.

Make sure you are adding to your masterpiece everyday. Great, beautiful things take time so make sure you are proactively working on your masterpiece each and every day.

6. See it, say it, be it.

Envision what you want to become, tell yourself that's how you want to become, and then become it. We have to start with a vision, then verbally reinforce ourselves, and finally put that vision into action.

7. No excuses, no explanations.

You are a woman who does not need to explain herself nor use excuses. You have the power over your decisions and most certainly don't have to explain them. Be wise in your decisions, but stay firm in them.

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