Articles about Social Media

How To

From campus to career: 5 tips to stand out during the job search

Regardless of all of the wonderful advice you will hear about resume content, what to wear, and interview questions, there are other components of interviewing that can set you apart:

Job search

10 social media rules for new college graduates

If you’re serious about your career you should treat your social media profiles as an extension of your resume. Our social profiles are representative of our personalities, pastimes, and interests, so it’s vital to be conveying the correct image of yourself to current or prospective employers.

Parenting

This dad’s viral rant about the lack of baby-changing stations is everything

"I'm getting pretty sick of having to change my daughter on a disgusting floor because the only changing table in the place is located in the women's bathroom," he wrote.

Job search

Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume

There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.

Technology

The real reason Apple and Google want you to use your phone less

If tech is “hijacking your brain” with their “irresistible” products, as some tech critics claim, why are these companies now acting against their own interests? Perhaps the tech giants have had a change of heart or have been persuaded by public pressure to change their ways? Hardly.

The Whole Human

5 ways to overcome loneliness when living in a big city

For many of us, a unique challenge of adulthood comes in the form of moving to a new city where we no longer live within walking distance of 20 of our closest friends. This abrupt transition into a new environment can stir up quite a few unwanted feelings — one, in particular, being loneliness.

Commencement Addresses

Sheryl Sandberg: ‘It’s not enough to have a good idea … we have to know when to stop a bad one’

Here is the transcript of Sheryl Sandberg's commencement speech to MIT's Class of 2018.

Office Life

Twitter shows us that ‘blending in’ at the office isn’t always a good thing

A tweet that went viral this week showed us what it's like to come to work and find out that your outfit has some company of its own. User @ilonacatherine shared the evidence on Twitter, prompting a slew of other users to chime in.

Work-Life Balance

Creative ways to separate the office from home when you work remotely

When your home also doubles as your office, professional and personal boundaries can blur. To separate the two worlds, you'll need to get inventive.

Social Media

Why social media could be your secret weapon to scoring that next job

It’s not common to think that social media and job searching go perfectly hand in hand. In fact, many people keep their accounts private “just in case.” While we agree that you shouldn’t be posting your fourth time doing a shot-ski to Instagram for the world to see, if you’re smart about how you use social media, it could help you score your next job.

News

These are the most misspelled words in each state according to Google

With the 2018 National Spelling Bee competition taking place this week, Google decided to make you even feel worse that you aren't a 12-year-old spelling prodigy by using data from Google Trends to show what words people in each state are looking up how to spell the most. Not shockingly, many of the words are very common.

8 signs you’re using LinkedIn totally wrong

You surely know by now that LinkedIn is one of the best networking, job search, research, and general professional growth tools out there. But how do you know if you’re using it right? Or maybe the most impactful, even if dramatic, way to think about it: How do you know if you’re using it wrong? Here are 8 signs that you’re using the platform incorrectly.

Quitting

How to respectfully quit your job

No one wants to get stuck in a place where there is no upward advancement. So if you’re ready for a change or thinking about making it, you’re not alone. Whether you are experiencing job stress at your current position or looking for a simple job change, be sure to quit gracefully.

wellness

Social media has the ‘exact same negative effect on depression’ as eating potatoes

It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. How alarmed should we be? Is this a crisis or a fear frenzy? I wanted to understand what the studies really tell us about the effect personal technology is having on our children.

Job Search

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Given that LinkedIn is playing a bigger and bigger role in the job search these days, here’s what you should know about what your LinkedIn says about you:

Productivity

5 strategies for taking control of your digital life

Srinivas Rao recently hosted UN Global Happiness Council member Amy Blankson on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast to discuss how to limit distractions, stay grounded, and use technology to make you happier and more productive.

Office Life

Scientists have coined a name for surfing the internet during work hours: ‘cyberloafing’

When the workday drags on, we may turn to the wonders of the world wide web for a spark of entertainment. Now, scientists in a new study, have a term for it: "cyberloafing," or personal use of the internet during working hours.

Technology

This is one thing you should never do during a job search

In short, you use lots of features and tools on your phone in your job search — except for maybe one: texting. Texting during your job search is still a grey area. Is text an acceptable job search tool?

Productivity

WARNING: Watching expert videos makes you think you are more capable than you are

When we watch how-to videos on loop, we may get the smug thought of 'I bet I could do that.' But this overconfidence can backfire, and suddenly we are holding broken parts of a standing desk in despair. What went wrong? It looked so easy to build on the screen!

Creativity

WTRMLN WTR cofounder on the magic of working with Beyonce

OK so pretty much anything Beyonce touches tends to turn to gold, but that doesn't mean you can completely slack off once she likes your product. That is exactly what WTRMLN WTR Co-Founders Jody Levy and Harlan Berger have done as even though they got the Beyonce nod of approval early on with their company, they have continued to build and innovate to keep their product a hot commodity.

Social Media

Instagram will let you track how much time you waste on its app

I have an Instagram account. Chances are, you probably have one too — just like the more than 500 million people who reportedly use the social media platform every day. But how much time is too much time? Instagrammers will be able to check out their "time spent" within the "Usage Insights" feature.

The Whole Human

Finding your ‘onlyness’ – Stop hiding what makes you distinct

Each of us stands in a spot in the world only we stand in, with our own specific value. But are you hiding what makes you distinct?

News

Offices are being torn apart by Laurel and Yanny. Here’s why it’s definitely Laurel

If you work in an office with humans and computers there is a good chance that most of you are talking about the latest debate to take hold of the internet. Forget that banal blue white dress fiasco (and for the record, it was definitely blue), now it is all about Yanny-Laurel.

Productivity

The power of personal branding: 5 ways to develop your online persona

Following are five tips to help build your personal brand. Make it a point to not only build your personal brand but to influence others within your business to build theirs.

Commencement Addresses

Oprah Winfrey to USC’s Class of 2018: ‘Declare war on cynicism’

Here are excerpts and video of Oprah Winfrey's commencement speech to USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism's Class of 2018.