Best Online Personal Branding News Items of the Week

Best Employment, Job, Career Articles of the Week
Best Employment, Job, Career Articles of the Week

How To Protect Your Online Reputation: http://ow.ly/gpmc

The good, the bad, the ugly … anything that’s posted about you on the Web will likely come up in an online search or with a little digging. And that can mean trouble…

#PersonalBranding a must for your #job search: http://ow.ly/gpmA

Wikipedia defines personal branding as the process whereby people and their careers are marked as brands.
As social networking becomes an even larger part of our online world. Establishing a personal brand is almost a must these days. Why do you need a “Personal Brand” as a job seeker? Simple, to make yourself stand out from the crowd…

Comedy! 25 Homer Simpson quotes to guide you to a successful #career: http://ow.ly/gpoS

Homer Simpson is a symbol of the working class citizen. He’s overweight, lazy, and ignorant, but his quotes are brilliant and inspirational. Here are 25 lessons that can guide you to a successful career, all thanks to quotes by Homer Jay Simpson…

What #recruiters want from #job seekers: http://ow.ly/gp0O

We’d all like a crystal ball to tell us exactly what to say or do to get the new job or promotion. This isn’t it. I did interview a recruiter to get her perspective on resumes, cover letters, online applications and other job search items of interest.

A third fewer #jobs are on offer for #graduates! http://ow.ly/gpig Maybe you could use some #career help? http://ow.ly/gpiu

University graduates face “significantly reduced” job prospects this summer, according to a poll of Britain’s top 100 companies, which shows there are a third fewer graduate vacancies than last year.

Almost all of the top employers have already filled their 2009 vacancies or have stopped accepting applications, and job opportunities have been cut in nearly all sectors.

Startling! How much time do #recruiters spend reading a #resume? Interesting comments and stats: http://ow.ly/gpna

New numbers from a TalentSpring survey of 208 organizations in the U.S. and Canada (50 large companies, 39 medium-size, 205 small, and 114 agencies).

72% of agencies see signs of economic growth. 67% of mid-size organizations do, and 45% of small companies.
The average recruiter spends 4.6 hours a day on sourcing.
The average recruiter spends 6 minutes reading a resume.
It takes an average of 38 days to fill a position.
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10 Biggest Resume Mistakes

Business:

8 Tips for Hiring a Social Media Expert
8 Tips for Hiring a Social Media Expert

Growing into Greatness: Defining the domain for your Personal Brand.
Growing into Greatness: Defining the domain for your Personal Brand.

80 Ways To Use Twitter As A SMB Owner
80 Ways To Use Twitter As A SMB Owner

The Keys to Small Business Success
The Keys to Small Business Success

Building Your Position: Laying the Groundwork of Your Future Marketing Efforts
Building Your Position: Laying the Groundwork of Your Future Marketing Efforts

How to Snuff Your Competition
How to Snuff Your Competition

10 Ways to Green Your Home Office
10 Ways to Green Your Home Office

Does Your SMB Do These 8 Things?
Does Your SMB Do These 8 Things?

Market, Market, Market – The most visible brand wins
Market, Market, Market – The most visible brand wins

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Mark Montoya has been working in personal branding for more than a decade for hundreds of online and offline companies, small businesses and individual service professionals. His focus has been toward improving the way jobseekers find employment on the Internet. He has synthesized his expertise by helping job seekers obtain their ideal choice of employment over the Internet on his sites MyOnlineCareerSpace.com and MyOnlineCareerCoach.com, and through his books 101 Tips Every Job Seeker Should Know and The Ultimate Online Job Search eBook.

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