Posts tagged "Twitter"

What Does LOL Mean to You?

What Does LOL Mean to You?
Do you remember the first time someone used LOL in their email message or on Facebook? People have been using the term LOL for a number of years, so it is certainly not a new or hip acronym.  The first time I saw it I had no idea what LOL meant and was embarrassed to... Read more »

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career

Tips for Staying the Course in Your Career
  Our lives are filled with distractions, from Tweeting to posting on Facebook, we spend a whole lot of time on social media trying to get noticed and build our brand. Some of our friends are proficient at building their audience and using social media to advance their career. Most of us are not that... Read more »

The 90-Day Job Search

The 90-Day Job Search
With Labor Day quickly approaching, it is time to energize your job search. You have 90-days to get situated in a new job before the holidays, when not much hiring will be done. These next three months are critical in your hunt for a new job. They are the last days of hiring before most... Read more »
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Networking 101: Five Tips to Assure Success

Networking 101: Five Tips to Assure Success
Our lives are filled with networking opportunities. In a world that uses social media, the playing field has changed. The reality is the better you are at using social media and networking, the better chance you will have in getting to know people who can help you in your career. Networking is something you should... Read more »

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post
I have written blogs for four years for numerous news agencies. As a former reporter, author and journalism major, I am always looking for news worthy material or tips that my readers can benefit from. The rule has been in the past that a successful blog post should be 80% information and no more than... Read more »

Is Social Media Effective for Branding?

Is Social Media Effective for Branding?
Everyone is using social media as a vehicle these days to promote themselves and their brand or are trying to get us to “buy something.” The Internet Highway as I call it is getting packed with drivers who are attempting to build their brand or business online. We are bombarded with so much information every... Read more »
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The Problem with Social Media

The Problem with Social Media
How much time do you spend a day using social media? One hour, two hours or a half a day? The line is blurred between using these social media sites for our personal and/or business purpose. We think that we are reaching a potential business audience. Are we really making an impact? It’s difficult to... Read more »

Twitter Struggles to Attract Small-Business Owners

Twitter Struggles to Attract Small-Business Owners
According to a recent Wallstreet Journal and Vistage international survey, six out of ten small-business owners say they use social media and that it is valuable for their growth. Yet, the popular social media site, Twitter did not fare well among small-business owners with only 3% of the 835 surveyed saying it was valuable. Most... Read more »

Illinois Employers Lose Right to Demand Social Media Password

Illinois Employers Lose Right to Demand Social Media Password
As the Fiscal Cliff came and went, leaving a definitive deal on government spending to be dealt with within 60-days, there are still many new laws that will impact you in 2013. More than 400 measures were enacted at the State and Federal level in 2012 and will become law in 2013 according to the... Read more »
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Do You Know WHY People Follow You on Facebook?

Do You Know WHY People Follow You on Facebook?
Social media has taken over our lives in a way we never imagined when the internet became mainstream in 1998. I remember people asking me what they should do with the internet beside use it for searching for information on site like “Ask Jeeves”. This site is long gone and has been replaced by Google,... Read more »