Are you Social Media Savvy?

Being able to understand the use of social media is like putting together pieces of a puzzle

How strong is your online presence? Do you have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or even still holding on to a Myspace page? What about video – can we see you on Vine, YouTube or Snapchat? Have you ever asked yourself why you have so many accounts?

Being social media efficient is a skill and there are benefits to having multiple online channels for your brand identity. Most people use social networks to simply stay connected with friends and their social community. Others, like me, see more opportunity for embracing every single social channel available.

Not everyone is prone to know what social media can do, and if you are familiar with each platforms’ use, then you’re probably a savvy social media user. Here are a few ways to determine if you actually know what you’re doing on social media or not.Continue reading “Are you Social Media Savvy?”

How Important is Social Media to Getting Hired, Extremely

Employers aren’t just glancing through your Resume, reading your well-written cover letter and admiring your sharp appeal at the interview. They are also checking out your popular social media sites.

About 43 percent of employers use social media networking sites when researching job candidates, according to U.S. Harris Poll survey on behalf of CareerBuilder. 45 percent of employers have reported that they even take the time to Google their potential candidates. Reports also show that close to 70 percent of employers have tossed out applications because of questionable content posted on social media sites. This could vary from provocative & inappropriate photographs, bad grammar & multiple spelling mistakes, disheartening language about previous job or a display of poor communications skills.

With all that being said, you really have to micromanage what you’re sharing to the online community. Of course,  no one expects you to be a complete robot, and there are some ways in which you can clean up your act.Continue reading “How Important is Social Media to Getting Hired, Extremely”

Burn Calories with Social Media

Social media has proven to be an integral tool for your weight loss journey. 

A recent study from Centers from Disease Control and Prevention reports that a staggering 69 percent of Americans are overweight. By me being within that 69 percent, it’s troubling to know that almost 7 out of 10 people are not hitting the gym enough. Well, it’s time to get active again and you can start with social media.

“The biggest thing to staying active is being motivated to stay active, and social media can help with this.”

Who enjoys working out alone? Sometimes you may not know what to do when you’re at the gym, and you observe the nice muscled figure to your left, impressed with what they’re doing. Maybe lifting that 90 pound dumbbell isn’t for you, so what’s your next option? If you are like me, you’ll have a ton of support apps on your phone for working out. Even then, you still may not feel completely satisfied when the mobile personal training work out is done. You’ll be surprised how lurking on an Instagram page of someone who’s in great shape, or reblogging a nutritional meal on Tumblr can help with trying to do it yourself

 

Here’s 3 reasons why seeking some assistance through social media may come in handy for your weight loss goals: Continue reading “Burn Calories with Social Media”

Welcome to Social Media University

Welcome to all things social media. It’s all around us. If you’re like me, you probably even wake up checking your social media accounts. It can be addictive and it’s become part of my morning ritual. But what’s behind the hashtags, links, viral videos or likes? I hope that with this blog, we can have these discussions and be able to utilize social media for your careers.

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