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These 3 Social Media Faux Pas Could Totally Ruin Your Career, Johnson Service Group, Johnson Search Group, jobs, hire, social media, twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, posting, overtagging

These 3 Social Media Faux Pas Could Totally Ruin Your Career

These 3 Social Media Faux Pas Could Totally Ruin Your Career, Johnson Service Group, Johnson Search Group, jobs, hire, social media, twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, posting, overtagging

Because social media is intertwined with everything we do these days, navigating it in a professional manner can be extremely tricky. You don’t want to share too much, but at the same time it’s essential to career growth to have an established online presence.

So how do you figure out what is appropriate to post about work and what isn’t? Start by avoiding these major faux pas:

1. Posting something inappropriate

The general rule is: if you’re wondering if it would be appropriate to post, the answer is probably not. If it could hurt you or someone you know, don’t post it. Tap into your common sense and consider the content before you click “post/publish/tweet”. If it is not promoting and advancing your personal or professional brand, it’s probably better kept offline.

2. Overusing sarcasm or other unpleasant attitudes

You cannot control the way your online messages are interpreted. People pick up on your tone, and will snap-judge you based solely on that. Social media is for sharing your voice and having your opinions be heard, but you want to make sure that you are coming across as genuine, positive, and an accurate reflection of who you are as a person.

3. Overtagging

Now this can be a hit or miss. You should tag friends and family in content you think they will like, but when it comes to tagging coworkers there is a balance. If something you’re posting is related to the team, try send an email or quick Skype message. When you post on social media, you are speaking to everyone who follows you and then some, so you want to make your content relevant to everyone. The last thing on social media you want to do is exclude someone who could bring a new perspective on something important.

Posting about a dreadful day at work can be tempting, but make sure you remember that even with privacy settings, your social media could be seen by anyone. The globe is small and we live in a very connected world. Don’t be the person who didn’t think before they went out and overshared with the whole word…. think before you post! (Your career will thank you for it.)

3 Websites To Bookmark During Your Job Search, Johnson Service Group, Johnson Search Group, jobs, hire, the muse, the wall street journal, WSJ, JSG, reach, people, website, online, blog

3 Websites To Bookmark During Your Job Search

3 Websites To Bookmark During Your Job Search

When you’re searching for a new job, you need all the help you can get. (Yes, even if you’re experienced!) No matter which field you are in, or how long you’ve been in the career game, the job market landscape is constantly evolving. And in today’s world, it’s essential that you stay apprised of the latest trends, tricks, and tips. We have a few steadfast go-to’s that we recommend over and over again to our candidates going through the job search process. And today we’re sharing them with you!

The Muse Job Search Advice

The Muse

This is one of our go-to sites when it comes to all things job search-related. The Muse has a ton of advice on everything from networking, to resumes, to interviews, and even everyday productivity. The content on the Muse remains personal, professional, and understandable, making it one of our favorites.

No fluff, no buzzwords, and no irrelevant information.

Bonus tip: subscribe to their email updates for the latest articles and information delivered straight to your inbox!

The Wall Street Journal Job Search Advice

The Wall Street Journal (Or your preferred news site)

Staying up-to-date on the latest news is essential when applying to jobs! Knowing what’s going on in the world, your industry, and adjacent industries will undoubtedly give you a leg up when writing an application or answering interview questions. The Wall Street Journal is a great news source, but feel free to use whatever is most relevant to you and your job!

Bonus tip: Bookmark the section for your industry so you can easily access first thing every day!

JSG Inc.

After 35 years in the staffing and recruiting industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about successful job searches. The JSG Inc. Blog is the only place where you can access all the proprietary tips and advice that we share every week. You can also access hundreds of job listings that we are actively recruiting for, with new ones being added every day!

Bonus tip: Join our Talent Network to get job alerts based on your preferred location and job title right when they’re posted.

Inspire Your Career with Professional Development, Johnson Service Group, Johnson Search Group, jobs, hire, personal development, inspiration, college, goals, plan, planning

Inspire Your Career with Personal Development

Inspire Your Career with Professional Development

“Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself, but also to attract opportunities and affect others.” – Jim Rohn

Personal development is a lifelong process. It should inspire your career, as well as your soul. I miss school and recently found myself searching for inspiration. As a result, I wanted to fuel my curiosity, enrich my career, and transition to my next goal. Now, I am going back to school!

I researched and found some great online resources that work best for busy people like me. Most of the courses are free which also means they are non-credit courses. And, even though you won’t be earning credits, the information learned in these courses will still contribute value to your portfolio. Additionally, I learned the best way to approach personal development and gained some direction on how to get started.

Steps Toward Positive Personal Development

  1. Start out by exploring a few different learning platforms to determine which one works best for you. Below you’ll find a list of great resources to get started. Firstly, review the classes and pay attention to the number of hours each course suggests. Secondly, take a look at the reviews to see what others had to say about the material. University Open Courseware is another way to find great resources.

ALISON

Coursera

Yale University

Utah State

University of Michigan

UMass

Tufts University

MIT

Carnegie Mellon

     2.  Before selecting a platform and classes, I learned a few valuable steps that helped me decide on the best direction for me.  

  •  Planning: Do you know where you’re going?  Similarly, where do you see yourself in a year, five, or perhaps ten years down the road?
  • Goals: Define how your education will shape your career. Determine the types of courses that will best suit your professional agenda.
  • Commitment: Taking online classes, even non-credit courses, requires a school like commitment. You’ll need to complete coursework, meet deadlines, participate in group discussions in addition to your other commitments.
  • Demand: Only commit to the number of courses you can fit into your life. Overloading will lead you astray and may burn the educational bridge.

Personal development in today’s workplace is essential to keep moving forward in the changing world of technology. And hopefully, this will help you jump start your next educational journey!