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Here are the Top 5 This Week – @andywergedal

Social Networking is the theme of the past week. Horror stories of things you shouldn’t do. New grads finding their first job. Tips and Directories on Twitter and a Linkedin status discussion round out this weeks Top 5.

The Top 5 This Week

1. Social Media Etiquette at Work – [Brand Yourself]

You’ve heard the rumors, the horror stories and the success stories. You know the positives and negatives of using social media for promoting yourself and your business. Though it may seem obvious at times what you should and shouldn’t do, people are breaking the rules left and right.

2. One Way Struggling New Grads Can Find Jobs – [Career Doctor]

Jerri writes: I graduated college in December but am not having any success in landing a job in this economy. Any suggestions for what I can do?

3. 25 Resume Tips That Help Make a Great First Impression – [AOL Jobs]

Frequently your resume is your first chance to make an impression on a recruiter or hiring manager. And you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so the importance of the resume cannot be underestimated. Here are my top quick tips for creating a resume that makes a great first impression and gets hiring managers to take a second look at you.

4. 5 Most Popular Twitter Directories That Will Grow Your Personal Brand – [JobMob]

Like the classic phone book, being listed in the most popular directories is a surefire way to be found more on Twitter. Popular directories became popular because they are generally easy to use, and specifically so for listing yourself. Take advantage of all the options to give yourself exposure is as many relevant categories as possible.

5. How often do you change your LinkedIn Status? – [I'm On Linkedin - Now What???]

How much is too much? How much is too little?

She throws out the number 15, in one day (presumably on Twitter). Wow, that is A LOT. Unless you have someone dedicated to social media outreach I’d say that (a) you are going to alienate people and (b) you are wasting your time that should be spent elsewhere (like pursuing deeper relationships, instead of spewing your kewl ideas all day long).!

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