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LinkedIn Buys Real-Time Search Startup

linkedinLinkedIn has acquired IndexTank, a provider of real-time hosted search technology, for an undisclosed amount.

LinkedIn and IndexTank say that the acquisition will help improve LinkedIn’s internal search technology. more…

7 Reasons Why Recruiters Like Facebook More Than LinkedIn

facebook-notificationsDespite the challenges social media presents for human resources professionals, it plays a growing role in talent recruitment. The big question, though, is where to find talent.

While employers continue to use professional networking site LinkedIn for recruiting, more…

10 Biggest Social Media Myths Exposed

media-mythsMerriam-Webster defines a myth as “a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon.”

It’s been said all myths are based in fact. Whether or not that’s true is debatable. What isn’t debatable, however, more…

Social Media Success Is Just About One Thing: Empathy

audienceEveryone is using social media today. We are all desperately trying to figure out how to use this new channel of communication – for personal reasons, for business reasons, to network, to learn. In large part, the reason we struggle with this new channel is that we don’t understand the basic foundation of social media. Ready? Here it is: more…

Tips to Get a Job at a PR Agency

get-jobHow can one land a job at a PR firm is an oft-asked question. In a tiny industry where perhaps 100 US Public Relations agencies have more than 20 employees its one which deserves more attention. Considering statistics which show that annual spending on public relations services in the U.S. will increase 55 percent between 2008 and 2013, to $8 billion there should be many PR jobs available in the years to come. more…

Security threats to enterprises from Social Media

security-threatsSocial media is being touted as a great way to enhance your company’s visibility amongst your target audience, and allow your own employees to interact with each other as well as the outside world.

While the former requires a well thought out strategy, more…

LinkedIn’s Social-Ad Misstep

Move over Facebook. It’s time to pay attention to privacy on LinkedIn. That was is the message of last week’s mini controversy over LinkedIn’s quiet effort to introduce a new type of advertising on the site that would commandeer users’ names and pictures for product endorsements. more…

9 steps to take if you fear a job layoff

job_layoffIf you notice warning signs at your company that clearly say, “Somebody’s going to be leaving here on short notice,” don’t wait until you’re handed a pink slip to start thinking about your next career move.

Here are nine tips that can help make more…