Social media can help you get your next job

first_imgA survey by Jobvite, a leading recruitment technology firm, recently reported some interesting findings from a base of employment recruiters. Consider these three key points:a. 92% of recruiters report using LinkedIn to hire candidatesb. 94% of participants use Facebook in their job searchc. 55% of recruiters include Twitter in their sourcing effortsBy now, you probably know social media isn’t just for posting selfies and photos of cheesecake. Social is much more than an outlet to document lives or express feelings about politics, it is also a place to brand ourselves and discover career opportunities. Making social media part of your personal branding strategy – whether you’re a credit union executive or in an entry-level role looking to climb the ladder  – is a very strategic move as it allows you to tap into vast networks. If you haven’t done that yet, now’s the time.  More than 2 in 5 employers said they are less likely to interview job candidates if they’re unable to find information about the candidate online.So if you aren’t present on these platforms, what are you waiting for? New Year, new you? I’m not just talking about setting up an account and never checking back. This is the fastest way to let it disappear into the vast land of online profiles. You should be actively leveraging each platform to reach your professional goals. It is estimated that a third of employers who screen candidates via social networks found information that caused them to hire a candidate. This included content that showed personality and personal/professional interests confirming the person was a good fit for a company culture. And remember, social media invisibility can be an indicator that you’re not up to speed with technology and the digital world.A word of caution; it’s one thing to make the most out of the features of social platforms, but it’s another to build long lasting relationships that will continue to support your professional growth. Make every effort to take your connections offline. Attending face to face meetings, grabbing lunch or coffee or sending a handwritten note, can go a long way to cementing a relationship. You can also use your phone to actually speak with people! Social media networks provide access to vast worldwide networks of people and brands, but can only go so far in replacing genuine human interactions. Besides, that’s not what social media is for anyway.Leverage what these social platforms offer to build your network, help establish yourself as an authority or influencer in your industry, and connect with like-minded professionals and advance your career.One last finding to consider: A quarter of recruiters think selfies make candidates look bad. 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: https://www.strategycorps.com Detailslast_img read more

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The Spaniards and Italians revolt against a crowd of tourists

first_imgA wave of anti-tourism sentiment has swept Mediterranean countries this summer, and the World Tourism Organization (WTO) says the problem needs to be taken seriously. Business diary.The center of the anti-tourism mood is currently Spain, which was visited by a record 75,6 million tourists last year, but the negative sentiment is also noticeable in Italy. Tensions have been rising in Barcelona for years due to the growing number of unregistered tourists and the impact of apartment rental websites, such as Airbnb, on the local real estate market. Of the 16.000 legal apartments in Barcelona, ​​another 7000 are believed to be illegal. Tensions escalated this summer when activists from Arran, a youth branch of the left-wing Candidacy for National Unity (CUP), began actions to damage tourist buses and rental bicycles.A spokesman for Arran explained to the British BBC that the current model of tourism is forcing downtown residents to relocate to the periphery and damaging the environment. By the way, the Spanish government characterized the group as “extremist”. However, protests against the current dominant model of tourism have also been recorded in northern Spain in Oviedo and San Sebastian, but also in the tourist mecca of Mallorca. Another protest has been announced in San Sebastian for August 17th when the city hosts the Semana Grande – the largest festival of Basque culture.20 million tourists a year visit Venice, a city of 55.000 inhabitantsAnger is boiling on the other side of the Adriatic as well. A protest was held in Venice last month, gathering about 2000 people. The protest drew attention to the problem of rising real estate prices and the impact of large cruisers on the lagoon’s sensitive environment. By the way, Venice – a city of only 55.000 inhabitants – is visited by 20 million tourists a year, so in June the city authorities announced a ban on building new hotels in the old part of the city.Estimates say that the center of Venice will be left without permanent residents by 2030 if the current pace of construction of accommodation units continues. In an interview with The Guardian, UNWTO leader Taleb Raifi pointed out that the growth of anti-tourism sentiment is a very serious situation that needs to be seriously addressed. If managed properly, tourism can be the “best ally” to the local community and the preservation of cultural heritage, Raifi added. Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation believes the rise of Airbnb is responsible, followed by short, two-day city visits and an increase in interest in cruises. For this reason, most tourists stay only in the city center where the main attractions are.last_img read more

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‘WebFest’ coming Saturday

first_imgBatesville, In. — The 5th Annual WebFest will be held Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a pumpkin carving contest, door prizes, refreshments and 10 percent off gift shop items.The event is held at Weberding’s Carving Shop on State Road 46 in Batesville.last_img

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NEC Officials Face Senate Tuesday

first_imgNEC Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya-For update on implementation of Supreme Court mandateThe Senate at its 77th day sitting yesterday, requested its secretary to cite the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) to appear before that body on Tuesday, December 19 at 12 noon to address some pertinent problems the commission is faced with in the wake of the pending runoff presidential election.The Senate’s unanimous decision followed the reading of a communication from Lofa County Senator Stephen J. H. Zargo, in which he requested the plenary to invite “the officials of the NEC, including its chairman Jerome Korkoya to come over to appraise the honorable body on how the commission intends to fix the problems associated with the election as contained in the modification of the Supreme Court opinion.”Senator Zargo, who chairs the Senate Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs, told the Daily Observer that the visit is necessary at “this crucial stage of our nation’s politics that also has security implications.”During its landmark ruling in the Liberty Party (LP)/Unity Party (UP) versus the NEC prohibition case on Thursday, December 7, the Supreme Court mandated the NEC to fix the problems that occasioned the taking of the case to the High Court.In its eight-count mandate, the Supreme Court ruled that NEC publish and make available the Final Registration Roll (FRR) to all electoral magistrates for subsequent display at all polling places in the country. The Court also ordered NEC “to conduct a full clean-up of the FRR to have it comply with the provision of the law.”As part of the cleaning up of the FRR, persons whose names were not on same should not be allowed to to vote; addendum to the FRR be limited to those within the NEC polling and counting manual; and that officials of the Commission refrain from making utterances on matters growing out of the runoff election, which would likely be issues of possible future electoral disputes, among others.River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh earlier proffered a motion to send his colleague’s letter to the Senate Committee on Autonomous Agencies, but some were not cooperative, including Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, who specifically recalled the appearance of officials of NEC prior to the elections over some of the issues the LP and the UP raised, and declared that if the relevant committee had followed up with the NEC over what was discussed, “maybe we will not be in the position we occupy at present. I therefore urge my colleagues that he amends his motion that will ask the NEC officials appearance before plenary.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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