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  3. Running a successful organization or company is not an easy task. As a CEO, you have to watch many things when you set your business goals...T26th Sep 2020 By krause-leia Marker Researcher View the full article
  4. Employee engagement has become a major point of focus for all businesses. That's because a significant part of an organization’s success...B26th Sep 2020 By krause-leia Marker Researcher View the full article
  5. Working from home with kids for a few weeks is one thing in an emergency. Doing it for the indefinite future is another. Here are some tips for the long term. View the full article
  6. What to do before, during, and after your remote performance review to make sure you make the best impression—and get what you need out of the conversation. View the full article
  7. There’s a reason so many people want to be consultants—especially right out of college. You get to become a trusted advisor and subject matter expert to clients of all different sizes. Not only is it exciting, challenging work that usually involves lots of training and diverse customers, but you’ll almost never get bored. Veeva is a software company that helps some of the world’s brightest minds and most cutting-edge companies develop critical medicine, products, and services in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Their Consultant Development Program (CDP) takes recent graduates of all backgrounds—from engineering to economics—and trains them to be valuable business partners to Veeva’s customers. It’s an opportunity to make a positive impact both in business and on the world around you. Here’s how these four people turned this opportunity into their dream jobs. 1. Erica Never Stops Evolving (She Even Got Her MBA On The Side) For Erica, CDP at Veeva, was an opportunity not only to get the type of role she wanted, but to work in the type of culture she wanted. Erica was looking to work somewhere that would not only train her, but also give her the opportunity to learn by doing. That’s exactly what Veeva gave her. “There was never a shortage of exciting challenges in CDP,” Erica says. “You’re thrown into the fire—with support—but that’s my favorite part. I was constantly asking, ‘Hey, I haven’t done this before. Can I do it?’ And they let me do that every time. Veeva found opportunities for me.” That means Erica was never just sitting around and watching. Every new engagement was an opportunity to get the kind of experience she wanted. Now, all of that experience is serving her very well, as she’s a full-fledged consultant. “CDP prepares you so well for what you’re going to be doing as a consultant,” Erica says. “You only notice the difference because they’re celebrating you and congratulating you for moving up.” A promotion wasn’t the only thing Erica was able to achieve during the program, either. “l like to learn. I like to constantly be challenged. When I started this job, on the side, I was going to get my MBA. And I did,” she says. Now, as a Veeva consultant with an MBA, she’s ready to take on even more challenges. And Veeva’s clients are ready to provide them. 2. Abby Figured Out Her Career Goals—And Veeva Is Helping Her Get There Abby studied engineering in college but wasn’t sure if she wanted to be stuck in a lab all day. She also wasn’t sure what her long-term career goals were. That’s why Veeva’s CDP—which combines Veeva’s science-supporting products with the problem-solving challenges of a consulting role—was the perfect place for her to figure it out. “The main goal of the role is learning,” Abby explains. “You’re learning about the products that we make and the needs of our customers.” As a member of the Clinical team, Abby learned a lot about the specific tools that scientists and researchers use in the testing and development of new medicines—and how to best pair professionals with the right Veeva offerings to maximize their success. This business-meets-tech learning helped her realize the possibilities of combining her two primary skill sets. “I have social skills and I love interacting with people. But I also loved the problem-solving aspect of engineering,” Abby says. So, what does that mean for her professional goals? “I know I want to lead a team of people and I know that I love solving problems. Helping people grow and helping people learn are Veeva values, and now they’re my values, too,” she says. 3. Mike Broke Into Consulting (And Found A Great Use For His Solar/Pharma/Business Background) In just a short time, Mike had gotten a wide variety of professional experiences under his belt. During college, he worked in business operations in the solar power industry. He later had a sales job in the pharmaceutical world working with vaccines. Add some brand ambassador work on the side, and Mike’s resume was very interesting, but what he really wanted to do was consulting. Being a life science company with a need for business-savvy grads, Veeva saw Mike as a great candidate for CDP. When he found Veeva’s CDP, he almost couldn’t believe the opportunity. “There really is no misdirection about the program itself,” Mike says. “What we say it is, that’s how it’s going to be. There’s no fluff.” And it wasn’t just any old consulting gig, Mike tells us, the program was designed to make him into the consultant he always wanted to be. “Your managers drive your development to where you want to go. And the flexibility is there. If I’m not enjoying what I’m working on, my managers will help transition me to where I am interested so that I can grow. Everyone wants to help you through your journey,” he says. This journey doesn’t end with CDP, either, Mike notes. He’s building the kind of skills that will help him achieve even beyond his time in the program. “I’d love to build a strong foundational skill set in CDP and maybe even start my own company one day. In CDP, you can get a sense of how to interact with customers, develop a product, and understand so much of what it takes to run a business,” he says. Mike’s story is a great example of how Veeva takes people of all educational and professional backgrounds—from sales to solar energy—and nurtures their common passions for solving business problems in CDP so they can get what they really want: a rewarding career. 4. Betul Got The Job She Wanted (And Found A Company For Life) Betul has a strong personality—and an equally strong background in business. She knew she wanted a role that would challenge her to be the best. But she also wanted the opportunity to be herself at work and that meant making a positive difference in the world. Veeva—a people-focused company with values that actually mean something—gave her just what she was looking for. “I look at Veeva as this huge support system,” Betul tells us. “Our culture is one that ensures you learn enough and develop skills so that you can handle each new phase of your job. When it comes time for you to take on leading a project, you’re comfortable doing that. And the goal is to become a mentor just like the people who mentored you.” Teaching and communicating are essential parts of the consultant’s skill set, after all. At Veeva, these are core values that every member of the team incorporates into their working style. These values—plus the focus on outward-looking beneficence—were what really sealed the deal for Betul. “When I was looking for a job, I had very specific criteria. I needed to be a position that my work fed back into society. One of our values is literally ‘do the right thing.’ It’s not something that is just put on the website and nobody thinks about. It’s front and center for everything we do,” Betul. This combination of positive impact, personal growth, and support mean a lot to Betul. In fact, she tells us, she can see a long future at the company. “I’m probably going to retire here. That’s something I learned during my interview. The Chief People Officer told me there might come a time when you don’t want to travel anymore, and that’s when we start looking at other areas of the business. She wasn’t just thinking about what I could do for them in the next one or two years,” Betul says. “She was thinking what they could do for me in the next five to ten or twenty years.” Now, Betul is thinking the same way. Ready For Your Dream Job? You Could Be Next Whether you’re looking for the long term (like Betul) or just looking for your first job, Veeva is a place that takes your career journey seriously—from CDP to the C-suite. To learn more about joining Veeva’s team of enthusiastic, entrepreneurial CDPers, check out Veeva on WayUp! The post 4 People Who Found Their Dream Job In Veeva’s Consultant Development Program appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  8. To a college freshman, “finance” might seem like a pretty concrete career path. However, the more classes you take and internships you complete, you begin to learn that finance is actually a wide world of possibilities, ranging from credit risk and compliance all the way to cybersecurity and fraud investigation. Choosing finance is easy. Figuring out which specialty you want to take is much harder. Or, at least, it was. Popular—a commercial bank with community values—offers a development program that helps new grads explore their affinities in finance to find the right role for them. To learn more about it, we spoke to Min, a soon-to-be alumna of the development program who just found her permanent place at Popular. A Training Program That Isn’t Just Top Down—You Get To Guide Your Experience Popular’s development program starts with standardized training for all new employees of the bank. Min and her class of fellow associates learned about the history of the bank—which started in Puerto Rico—and how the culture of putting people first hasn’t changed in the bank’s hundred-year history. As interesting as the history and culture are, the really exciting part came after. “My favorite part of the program is that I’ve been able to guide the way that I rotate,” Min says. “In this program, I’ve able to express my preference and be heard. I decided which departments I was interested in and my managers helped me get placed there, so I could come to fully understand how they operate.” Like many development programs, Popular’s is centered around rotations through various business areas, but the rotations aren’t half-year sentences, and you have far more flexibility in selecting your assignments. Plus, guidance from your assigned mentors and business leaders will help you make the right move for you. “Your professional mentor is higher up in the bank and your personal mentor comes from the associate class before you. Both of them help you navigate the program,” Min explains. “After that you speak to your manager about which projects you liked best, which business areas interested you, and from there the company matches you to your placement.” The Culture Of Compassion Isn’t Just For Customers—It’s For Everyone At Popular Just like the word, Popular is about people. Their motto “our bottom line is you” isn’t just a slogan either. This was something Min found out as soon as she started. “Our mission is to provide the best customer experience, and that’s something that I felt right away,” she says. “That’s why your first rotation is in the retail bank. You learn how we interact with the customers and what they need. This helped me in every role. I know about our clients and I know how our company serves them.” Of course, this didn’t surprise Min too much, considering how caring her mentors and managers had been about her own experience and professional development. “It’s a helpful and caring environment. We’re still a big bank, but it’s small enough of a company that we can make connections with managers and Vice Presidents,” she says. “Everyone in this office will open the door for you and they’re willing to help you out.” Find The Right Role, And Make An Impact Right Away As she nears the end of the eight-month program, Min has found her permanent placement in Commercial Credit, which was her initial area of interest. And thanks to her rotations and the support she got from her colleagues, she can be confident in her decision. “This program helped me to build a foundation,” she says. “I didn’t have that before I came here, but now I’m ready to really start my career.” And at Popular, starting a career means making a difference—both in your department and in the world around you—right away. Want to pick your path in finance? Check out open opportunities at Popular on WayUp! The post Find Your Perfect Finance Career Path—And Way More—In Popular’s Development Program appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  9. A recent survey of 2,400 UK and US workers found that of those who claim to have become more productive since the switch to remote working...S24th Sep 2020 By Takashi Sato Managing Director View the full article
  10. The toll of the global pandemic continues to wear on employees, many of whom are still working from home. According to blind , 73% of...W24th Sep 2020 By Niamh Graham Vice President Global HR View the full article
  11. Here’s how to solve five common work-from-home problems you may be facing. View the full article
  12. In our next episode of our Ask The Expert Series, Sarah talks to David Epstein, author of 'Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialised World', about experimentation. In their conversation they talk about experimentation vs expertise, the difference between hedgehogs and foxes (in the workplace!), and David gives his best bit of career advice. For full resources visit amazingif.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  13. Working for a Fortune 1000 list has many perks—including stability. See which ones are hiring right now. View the full article
  14. With international travel restricted, many businesses are turning to recruiting local nationals to fill vacancies – where hiring a globally...H23rd Sep 2020 By Sarah_Dennis Head of International View the full article
  15. After working for a large company, Isabel Martinez found success—and much-needed work-life balance—as a tech consultant at Logic20/20. View the full article
  16. For this director of engineering, succeeding in tech required hard work and dedication as well as the guidance of good mentors along the way. View the full article
  17. We have all heard accountants called “bean counters” or “number crunchers.” And sure, accountants do need to enjoy working with numbers and have the ability to perform regular, routine (i.e. not very exciting) tasks such as accounting reconciliations. But the accounting profession has become much more diversified than 25 years ago and there are many choices for accounting careers these days. Let’s take a look at a handful of careers in accounting. Tax Accountant Although this accounting career path is the one most people think of first when they think accounting jobs, tax accountants have become more and more specialized as the tax law continues to become more and more complex. Tax accountants can become very specialized and easily become subject matter experts. As Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” On a day-to-day basis, tax accountants focus on tax return preparation for individuals and businesses. Some tax accountants work directly for private companies processing their sales tax returns and perform other business-related tax compliance work. As a tax accountant, you will also enjoy working leisurely hours eight months out of the year. Potential clients including every citizen in the country and unlimited excitement as the tax law continues to evolve. Career growth opportunities usually include moving from tax associate to tax manager to partner in public accounting firms. In private companies, the highest position is usually a director of the tax department, depending on the size of the company. If spending your days talking tax sounds like your cup of tea, you can search for careers in this accounting field at any public accounting firm in your city. Many firms also hire contract workers for tax season. Auditor This career is the most popular path for accounting graduates looking to obtain their license as a Certified Public Account (CPA). Although, even if this is not your career goal, auditing may still be a good fit for you. According to CareerExplorer.com, an auditor is a result of crossing an accountant and detective. Auditors typically review the parts and pieces of a company’s financial statements to ensure they are accurate. Careers in the audit world include both internal auditing and external auditing. Internal auditors typically work for larger companies as staff and review the financials as well as other business process areas within the company. External auditors typically work for public accounting firms and are hired by various organizations to perform third-party verification of the accuracy of the company’s financial statements. On a day-to-day basis, auditors working in public accounting visit a variety of clients’ offices to perform the fieldwork required for audits. Internal auditors working directly for a company, spending their time reviewing various pieces of the company: both financial and organizational. Both types of auditors work as a member of a team the majority of the time. Career growth opportunities follow a similar path as tax accountants and can grow as far as a partner in public accounting firms. In private companies, the highest position is usually a controller (one step under Chief Financial Officer “CFO”) or CFO in some cases, depending on the size of the company. A simple Google search for “auditor jobs” will give you lots of options on this career path. Financial Accountant These careers in accounting include everything from an accounts payable clerk to a staff account to a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Financial accountants are responsible for every piece of the traditional accounting cycle that results in the publication of the annual financial statements for an organization. On a day-to-day basis, financial accountants work through the nuts and bolts of the transactions in the financial statements. Positions such as account payable clerks work with vendors to pay invoices and ensure they are accounted for accurately. Staff accountants ramp up at month, quarter, and year-end when they are responsible for “closing the books.” At year-end, they are also heavily involved in preparing the documentation required for the external auditors (when an audit is required). The CFO is the big dog in the finance department and a member of the executive team. They oversee the operations of the finance department and assist the Chief Executive Officer and the rest of the executive team at the strategic level. Want to Read More Articles Like This One? Sign up here to receive weekly updates from Career Enlightenment, and never miss another powerful job searching tip! SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! We hate spam too. Unsubscribe any time. Finance departments usually have various positions in the supervisor and manager levels and Controllers and CFO’s frequently have backgrounds in financial accounting. If this sort of bean keeping sounds like it is right up your alley, start with an internet search for positions in financial accounting. This will give you a list of options and you can start to research which type of position fits you best. Management Accountant If rubbing elbows with the leadership team of an organization is what you enjoy, a career in managerial accounting might be what you are looking for. According to Accounting.com, “Managerial accountants work within companies and organizations to direct internal financial processes; monitor costs, sales, spending, and budgets; conduct audits; identify past trends and predict future needs, and assist company leaders with financial decisions.” Typical job titles in this area include Budget Analyst, Financial Analyst, and Accounting Manager. On a day-to-day basis, these accountants are usually found reviewing historical financial information and using that along with other inputs from company management to run various financial forecasts and models. As far as career growth opportunities go, the management accounting functions frequently have supervisor and manager roles as well as director roles. Forensic Accountant Want to work for the FBI? Wait…hold the phone, an accountant can work for the FBI? You bet! Accountants working for the FBI perform forensic accounting duties. According to the FBI website, forensic accountants use their “…skills to investigate and analyze financial information and mission-critical assets.” They indicate that “following the money” skills are a huge piece of the puzzle in building a criminal case. According to Robert Half, “This job will keep you on your toes. There really isn’t a typical day in forensic accounting. Some days you may be crunching numbers, some days you might be conducting interviews, while others you may be reviewing documents.” Forensic accountants can expect career growth opportunities to include various certifications including Certified Forensic Accountant along with CPAs. Supervisory, management, and director positions are typical career paths in government and private companies along with partnerships in public accounting firms. Government Accounting If a career in the public sector and giving back to your community seems like the sort of ledger attending you want to spend your career doing, then working for the government as an accountant is your ticket to accounting happiness. Governmental entities including the city where you live to the federal government (and everything in between) employ various types of accountants including auditors, analysts, and all of the folks needed to prepare financial statements. Governmental accountants spend their time day-to-day doing many of the same functions as the accounting positions listed above, just using a slightly different set of technical guidelines specifically for governments. Career growth opportunities in government follow many of the similar paths as the previous accounting positions and folks with a finance background are good candidates for many high-level leadership positions within the government. To get started with a career in government accounting, first determine which type of position interests you most, then search for those positions in the government sector. Account Job Search Tips: Get out there on social media! If you stuck with us this far, you are probably considering one of these careers in accounting. Although the traditional methods of job hunting apply, don’t discount the power of social media. Using these platforms, especially LinkedIn, will open you up for direct exposure to the people making the hiring decisions. Recruiters and hiring managers routinely search LinkedIn for folks that fit what they are looking for and will reach out to you even if you don’t appear to be looking for new opportunities. LinkedIn is also a great place to be proactive and “connect” with hiring managers in your chosen field. Don’t be afraid of posting content either, there is no better time than now to start building your professional brand and getting one step closer to your dream career in accounting! View the full article
  18. “You coddle your people way too much.” “If they do not like this company, let them leave. We can hire someone else at a cheaper price.” “...L22nd Sep 2020 By ronald thomas Managing Director View the full article
  19. Working away from the office has become the default mode for many people this year and as a result, we need to adapt how we show up and stand out to stay visible. In this week's episode, Helen and Sarah talk about why visibility is important to think about and their top tips to ensure you and your work show up. For resources mentioned in this week's podcast, head to www.amazingif.com To join Helen and Sarah in one of their virtual workshops, head to www.amazingiflearning.com Stay connected with Helen and Sarah on Instagram @amazingif See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  20. Get some insight into what a UX researcher is and does, what paths you can take to become one, and what steps you can take to get started. View the full article
  21. Companies like Twitter and Square recently announced their employees could work remotely forever. But, while remote working can provide many opportunities for the companies of today, longstanding adoption is only beneficial if the transition is completed in the right way. Here are the vital steps leaders should take to ensure successful, long-term remote working: Develop a… Supporting Long-Term Remote Working Post COVID-19 Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  22. In my upcoming book, Making Work Human , co-written with Workhuman CEO Eric Mosley, we look at how organisations can better infuse the...T21st Sep 2020 By Derek Irvine SVP strategy and consulting View the full article
  23. Even if you’re not ready to talk numbers, researching your expected pay ahead of time is key to answering salary questions. Plus sample answers! View the full article
  24. Çağrı Karahan’s career in software engineering has taken him around the world. Now he’s building his own teams in Istanbul for Udemy. View the full article
  25. The COVID-19 crisis forced companies around the world to immediately adopt fully virtual interviewing processes. Whether you’re a fan or afraid of the on-screen interview, one thing’s for sure: virtual interviewing is here to stay. So, we’ve put together a guide to help you master interviewing in a virtual world. And we spoke with Adrienne Sullivan, a recruiting and global employer brand leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific—a Fortune 500 biotechnology company dedicated to making the world healthier, cleaner and safer—to get an insider’s view on how to put your best foot forward, digitally. Here’s what we learned. No Matter What Your Specialty Is, They’re Looking For These Three Traits Thermo Fisher’s mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Their products consist of everything from genetic forensics machines to climate change research tools all the way to classroom lab equipment. Even with all of the company’s different products, services and business functions, their 75,000+ employees are committed to fulfilling the company mission and pushing science a step beyond, regardless of their role. Adrienne says when interviewing candidates, “Thermo Fisher is really looking for three main competencies: putting the customer first, owning your results, and finding a better way every day.” 1. Putting the customer first. This goes for everyone, from software engineers to sales to R&D researchers. You’ll need to demonstrate that you understand and value that there is an end-customer (and at times, patients) relying on us. “No matter our role, our customers depend on us. You may not have experience working directly with customers, but all our work contributes to supporting our customers” Adrienne explains. Understanding how your role contributes to the success of the company’s mission is key. This is tied closely to the second principle: 2. Owning your results. Results—good or bad—are the direct consequence of your work—and taking ownership of them is an essential part of being successful at Thermo Fisher. So, how can you show this trait in an interview? “This is about personal accountability,” Adrienne says. “We want to hear you take personal responsibility for something in your examples. It’s okay to highlight mistakes, as long as you’re able to show how you pivoted to fix it.” Taking stock of your work, adaptability and agility are the core of Thermo Fisher’s third principle, too. 3. Finding a better way every day. “We want relentless curiosity and innovation,” Adrienne explains. That means when you take stock of your results, you’re looking at what worked and what didn’t to improve the way you do it next time around. It shouldn’t be too hard to think of an example of how you improved your work practices. And if you really want to go deep on your interview prep, you can study the specific improvement strategy leveraged at Thermo Fisher. “We follow lean practices for process improvement,” she says. “That’s how we work. We’re looking for people who strive to make themselves better every day.” Virtual Interviewing Has Its Disadvantages—Here’s How To Combat Them The good news: Virtual interviewing isn’t too different from its in-person counterpart. The tough thing is that the few challenges it does pose can be hard to overcome without practice. “Not everyone is used to seeing themselves on camera or working with video conferencing technology,” Adrienne says. “Don’t let it distract you. Set up some time to practice with a friend to make sure you’re comfortable with communicating virtually.” If you’re focusing too much on fixing your camera, figuring out how to unmute yourself, or changing your background, then you won’t have time to listen actively, which is another important part of any interview. When an interview is virtual, Adrienne warns, it can easily feel like a video that you’re just watching, but really, it’s a two-way conversation. Try to imagine how you would be seen in an office setting and give that same impression virtually. How To Take Advantage Of The Virtual Setting And Its Benefits There are also distinct benefits to interviewing virtually. Here’s how to take advantage of them. “It gives you an opportunity to be comfortable in your own environment,” Adrienne says. “You can feel secure and use that to your advantage. Speak confidently and focus on active listening.” Plus, with new technology comes new capabilities. A good way of showcasing your strengths and your savvy with technology is to use screen-sharing features to show off some work or skills. If you’re going to do this, though, make sure you’re well practiced. “Technology allows you to be more agile. You can quickly pull up a work sample or a document you’ve worked on that you’re particularly proud of. You’ll have everything at your fingertips,” she explains. “But if you’re going to do something like that, have it all prepared and ready. Don’t make your interviewer sit and wait.” No Matter What, Follow The Timeless Interview Rules: Do Your Homework And Be Yourself “Definitely do your research. Research the company, have a clear understanding of the role, and have questions prepared to clarify what you can’t find out on your own,” Adrienne says. “Read through the company’s career site to learn as much as you can in advance about what the company does and their culture. Learn about your interviewer by taking a look at their LinkedIn profile. You will feel more comfortable the more prepared you are!” But you must balance research and preparedness with authenticity, too. Be yourself and show them that you’re comfortable bringing your personality to a professional space. “It’s a conversation, so be your authentic self and don’t just read from notes,” Adrienne advises. “It’s hard. It takes practice. Interviewing really is a skill like any other—and our early-career recruiters understand that.” Turn this insider knowledge into a real job offer—check out open opportunities at Thermo Fisher Scientific at WayUp! The post How To Nail The Virtual Interview At This Fortune 500 Company—According To A Recruiting Leader appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  26. When people think about social media, their minds might immediately fill with improper images of hard-partying ways and social networks you may want to keep private. The common belief is that social media can hurt your reputation and a lot of people strive to keep their photos, information, and postings under wraps. But today, we’re going to take a look at how social media platforms and your career can work hand in hand. 1. Social Media Can Showcase Your Abilities Instead of advertising that you are the person to go to for wild parties, why not broadcast your expertise and skills on your social media? Potential employers looking to hire you may be impressed by what they see. Many think social media and career opportunities clash, but in reality it could work in your favor. List all the skills you have acquired over painstaking hours of hitting the books. Investing your time and money in your skills may be a good sign for your future employer. 2. Link Up with Like-Minded People Through many platforms, you are able to find people in the same circles or with the same interests. This is beneficial because it can put you in connection with people who could help advance your career. As they say, it’s all about who you know these days. Maybe your last day in the military is fast approaching and coming back to your home soil and entering the workforce can be daunting. Depending on which platform you use, they link you up with people with similar backgrounds. This will help you feel less overwhelmed when facing new opportunities. 3. Locating Opportunities You can enhance your social networking career by using social media to help you locate companies in your industry. This will allow you to reach out to these companies and prove you’re proactive. Social media and your career are linked in the sense that all it takes sometimes is the right person to notice you. Put your best foot forward while seeking out potential opportunities on your own. Want to Read More Articles Like This One? Sign up here to receive weekly updates from Career Enlightenment, and never miss another powerful job searching tip! SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! We hate spam too. Unsubscribe any time. Since social media is so widely utilized, companies now even use these platforms to find the right candidates. With the right social media profile, this could be you! 4. Follow the Right People Keep your finger on the pulse of all the latest discussions and advancements in your industry. Following the right influencers and publications related to your industry can do just that. Participate in the discussions and do your best to interact with authority figures in your line of work. This could not only further develop your skills, but also increase the chances of getting noticed. It’s all in the interaction. Share other people’s content, don’t hesitate to provide insight and opinions and offer opposing views. Support those in your field and in turn garner support for yourself. 5. Choose the Right Social Media Platforms If you’re living in Asia where Twitter is less dominant, you wouldn’t want to set up a professional profile using tweets. Figure out which platforms are most popular in your field of work and where you live. In what way do you plan to market yourself? Instagram has become more commercial but great lengths have gone into returning Instagram to a more personal platform. Facebook is mostly used for friends while LinkedIn is more professional. The Essaywriter specialist advises you to come up with a strategy that is right for you. What do others in your profession tend to lean more towards? There is also nothing standing in the way of you taking on 2 or more social media platforms. 6. Which Strategy Do You Plan to Use? This next part depends on your values and what your end goal is. If you want to take the “what you see is what you get approach”, then the open strategy is more up your alley. People who adopt the audience strategy will keep their personal and professional lives separate. You can also bundle it all together into the content strategy, and instead of filtering out people who have access to your posts, you filter the content you post. The last one is the custom strategy, which means you post different content to different lists or circles, each carefully curating the image you want to put forth. An article from the Harvard Business Review first came out with these four strategies and we quite agree with them. Conclusion Which strategy is for you? Once you have identified how you plan to organize your content, you can then choose the proper platform and get started with networking. Social media and career opportunities are greatly linked. Whether it is in a positive or negative way is dependent on you and the impression you want to make. We believe it’s high time social media is used with more positive intent, and that can start from a professional standpoint. Your online presence is in a sense, there forever, and how you change, cultivate and shape it is up to you. View the full article
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