Social Media

“Social Media Means

You Can’t Hide”

Sign up to receive updates from Career Enlightenment’s latest blog posts Subscribe

Another New Hire Found on Twitter

A recent CNN Money feature made the point that smaller businesses are adopting twitter and other social media outlets to find candidates. Why? First off, recruiters are expensive — and posting to job boards costs money. Second, smaller businesses are looking for...

read more

The First Job of 12 Iconic Leaders

The most ambitious of us can get pretty frustrated when we look to those who are already established figures of authority. Whether it’s a despised boss, a misguided politician, or even a mentor you admire and respect, impatience can creep up and the long game seem too...

read more

Interview with PCC Career Specialist

Check out this FUN and lively interview with Becky Washington. Becky is the head of Career Services at Portland Community College and a long time Career Enlightenment fan. We talk often and I decided to record one of our conversations so you can get an inside scoop of...

read more

LinkedIn Industry Rankings

Recently, LinkedIn took down their list of industries. For years that page had no direct links to it, so I suppose it was just a matter of time before it was destined for the LI graveyard, along with Skills, Events and Answers. This change got me thinking, just what...

read more

How I Started Getting Unsolicited Job Offers

Job searching has come a long way from just a few years ago! I remember being inbetween jobs after college, filling out dozens of Taleo applications and sending dozens of resumes and cover letters into cyberspace each day. I would obsessively check my e-mail praying...

read more

How I Found a Job Using Social Media

This post first appeared on Media Bistro last June 2, 2016. We thought this success story of using social media to get a job is worth sharing to our readers!  You’ve no doubt heard about social media gaffes—inappropriate newsjacking, personal posts ending up on...

read more

The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet

Unless you’ve been living under a rock it’s quite obvious that LinkedIn is the number one place to be seen online if you are looking for a new career or job opportunities. For example, did you know that a fully optimized LinkedIn account is 40 times more...

read more

Improve Your Employability

Searching for your dream career is more of a marathon than a sprint. After that promising first lap, things can start to become overwhelming very quickly if you aren’t prepared. Applying to position after position leaves you low on morale and high on self-criticism....

read more