How Well Do You Know Your (Facebook) Friends?

How careful are you about who you friend on Facebook? This story from a post on ResumeBear illustrates the concerns of random friending: It seems a teen was applying for a job as security guard for the local Port Authority. He was a high school graduate, decent kid, kept himself out of trouble. Apparently a […]

Who Will Be Affected by the FTC Changes? Everyone.

This week, I read on All Facebook that Social Intelligence Corp, which provides background checking to companies screening job candidates, now has the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to store files on Facebook users’ posts. All Facebook’s post included an explanation from Social Intelligence, which said, in part: “As per our policies […]

Kindness | A Hallmark of Personal Branding

When preparing your personal brand, you pay attention to all sorts of things that will make sure that you are conveying the right message about who you are and what you are about. During this process, have your given much thought to kindness? Kindness? Yes, kindness. I have talked before about generosity as a component […]

Does Perception Trump All?

“Perception is truth.” Have you ever heard that saying? In reality, perception is one’s interpretation of truth, but how many times does that not matter? And how can that be detrimental to your job hunt, to your career, to you? Perception is truth… online In social media, perception is all that matters. Folks will make […]

Personal Branding: Blending In to Stand Out

On a trip to the mall, I saw two young ladies who obviously had coordinated their wardrobes that morning. That fact was rather apparent due to their blindingly white knee-high leather boots and matching white leather purses. They did make a bit of a statement there. It got me thinking about personal branding, job hunting, […]

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