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NOEW: Small businesses tackle social media world
“We found it's better to handle …social media… firsthand because we are more in tune with the experience of what is happening in the business,” he said. Alford said Yelp helps his new business interact with customers and boost its online presence …
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Making social media apply to your business (and not the other way around)
“The key to using social media effectively is to create, through storytelling, authentic and inspiring content,” says Jane Hunt, CEO at Adopt Change. “Social media offers a powerful suite of tools to engage the hearts and minds of the people who you …
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Social Media for Business: 2015 Marketer's Guide
Facebook is the biggest social network out there, both in terms of name recognition and total number of users. With over 1.39 billion active users, Facebook is a great medium for connecting people from all over the world with your business. And …
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Essential Social Media Management Tools For Small To Medium Businesses
Social media generates more exposure for businesses, and 92% of marketers couldn't agree more, so says a June 2014 article by HubSpot. From Pinterest boasting 70 million active users to Facebook's 1 billion users, it's no surprise that social media is …
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85 Jobs with Social Media Management Company Sprout Social
Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform for business, will open an office in Dublin to support the company's existing and growing base of customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Sprout, headquartered in Chicago …
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Post like a pro: Three social media apps for scheduling and more
Managing your social media presence can be a full-time job—and an expensive undertaking. A host of products is available to help, but not every tool is right for everyone. Read on to learn about three apps that can help you post your content across …
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31% of Christians giving up social media for Lent
But how that number affects the bottom line of social media companies — or chocolate makers, for that matter — is a more complex issue. In the case of social media companies, Wall Street analysts are skeptical of the impact, saying that it's a …
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3 Great Ways to Develop Client Relationships through Social Media
Social networking sites offer vast potential for business. The enormous number of followers and their propensity for sharing content provide a wealth of lucrative opportunities for businesses to develop client relationships and promote their business …
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Who Are The Real Social Media Power Users And Why?
The statistics that are included in the infographic below from FO shows that the top social media power users are women and that the #1 way they use it is via a social media website. This allows them to get their news, interact with friends, shop …
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Question by Daniel P: why won’t businesses hire the unemployed? Read below?
Out-of-work job applicants told unemployed need not apply

Print..Chris Isidore, senior writer, On Wednesday June 16, 2010, 4:26 am EDT
The last thing someone who is unemployed needs to be told is that they shouldn’t even apply for the limited number of job openings that are available. But some companies and recruiters are doing just that.

Employment experts say they believe companies are increasingly interested only in applicants who already have a job.

“I think it is more prevalent than it used to be,” said Rich Thompson, vice president of learning and performance for Adecco Group North America, the world’s largest staffing firm. “I don’t have hard numbers, but three out of the last four conversations I’ve had about openings, this requirement was brought up.”

Some job postings include restrictions such as “unemployed candidates will not be considered” or “must be currently employed.” Those explicit limitations have occasionally been removed from listings when an employer or recruiter is questioned by the media though.

That’s what happened with numerous listings for grocery store managers throughout the Southeast posted by a South Carolina recruiter, Latro Consulting.

After CNNMoney called seeking comments on the listings last week, the restriction against unemployed candidates being considered came down. Latro Consulting refused to comment when contacted.

Sony Ericsson, a global phone manufacturer that was hiring for a new Georgia facility, also removed a similar restriction after local reporters wrote about it. According to reports, a Sony Ericsson spokesperson said that a mistake had been made.

But even if companies don’t spell out in a job listing that they won’t consider someone who currently doesn’t have a job, experts said that unemployed applicants are typically ruled out right off the bat.

“Most executive recruiters won’t look at a candidate unless they have a job, even if they don’t like to admit to it,” said Lisa Chenofsky Singer, a human resources consultant from Millburn, NJ, specializing in media and publishing jobs.

She said when she proposes candidates for openings, the first question she is often asked by a recruiter is if they currently have a job. If the answer is no, she’s typically told the unemployed candidate won’t be interviewed.

“They think you must have been laid off for performance issues,” she said, adding that this is a “myth” in a time of high unemployment.

It is not against the law for companies to exclude the unemployed when trying to fill positions, but Judy Conti, a lobbyist for the National Employment Law Project, said the practice is a bad one.

“Making that kind of automatic cut is senseless; you could be missing out on the best person of all,” she said. “There are millions of people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. If an employer feels that the best qualified are the ones already working, they have no appreciation of the crisis we’re in right now.”

Conti added that firms that hire unemployed job seekers could also benefit from a recently-passed tax break that essentially exempts them from paying the 6.2% of the new hire’s wages in Social Security taxes for the rest of this year.

Thompson said he also thinks ruling out the unemployed is a bad idea. But he said that part of the problem is that recruiters and human resource departments are being overwhelmed with applications for any job opening that is posted. So they’re looking for any short-cuts to get the list of applicants to consider down to a more manageable size.

“It’s a tough process to determine which unemployed applicants were laid off even though they brought value to their company and which ones had performance issues,” he said. “I understand the notion. But there’s the top x percent of unemployed candidates who are very viable and very valuable. You just have to do the work to find them.”

Have you had trouble even applying for a job because you are out of work? If so e-mail us here to tell us your story.

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Answer by Uzamaki Fan
Because employers wat to narrow down those who apply because there are many people looking for a job, mostly the unemployed. Also, businesses are to stupid to ask why person doesn’t have a job. Instead, they assume that everyone who doesn’t have a job lost one because of poor work performance. This is unfortunately the truth.

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10 Social Media Marketing Solutions for Small Businesses
Although social media platforms offer their own marketing tools — Twitter targeted ads, Facebook Pages, Google+ Local and Pinterest Promoted Pins, to name a few — social media marketing solutions streamline the process while helping businesses avoid …
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B2B Marketers To Increase Their Social Media Budgets This Year
The agency relied on data available in Facebook's advertising service, which reveals the potential reach among different audiences that use the social network. It's important to point out that some teens who used Facebook in 2011 are now counted in an …
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Why Every Social Network Should Be Betting On In-Stream, Native Advertising
The native-social rush is on. BIA/Kelsey estimates that social ad spend will reach over $ 10 billion by 2017 and that up to 40% or more of those outlays will go to native ads. In the social context, we define native ads as ads that are seamlessly …
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Business Innovator and Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop on Social Media for
As a consultant, Gallop pushes companies and brands to not just adopt social media strategies, but to shake up the entire structure and operation of an organization so that it can thrive in what she calls the new world order of business, which runs on …
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Small-business Q&A: Make social media your friend
About 75 percent of small businesses have at least a page on a social networking site, according to Social Media Today, an online community of public relations, advertising and marketing professionals. But don't let social media overshadow other …
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Three Ways Companies Blow it With Social Media
1) Talking at people instead of having conversations. Social media is inherently interactive and too many companies use it to post nothing but information about their own company. The right thing to do on social media is share thoughts, opinions and …
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Small businesses use social media with clients
Social media and the Internet have leveled the playing field for small business owners, helping them foster closer relationships with clients and identify potential customers. Although small business owners are under much pressure to generate new …
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Is Social Media Bad For Business?
Just when you thought it was settled that your business should leverage social media, someone goes and makes you think twice. On Friday, Jeff Wilson, Partner/Chief Customer Experience Designer at Sensei Marketing, published a post entitled “Social …
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Businesses Think Social Media Will Improve Their Reputation
When it comes to using social media, companies are more concerned with improving their reputation than they are with increasing sales, new research has found. More than 20 percent of businesses say they use social media to build their reputation and …
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Using Social Media for Your Business: YouTube
The Western Dairyland Business Center and Women's Business Center are offering the fourth class from the four-part series “Using Social Media for Your Business” presented by Shelly Cedarblade, owner of Woo! Social Media Marketing. The class will be on …
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Fortune 500 Marketers Offer Social Media Marketing Help to Atlanta Small Businesses
Atlanta-based Now What? Studio has announced the launch of the “Social Media Marketing Strategic Action Plan” initiative, targeted to small business owners and executives eager to dive into the world of social media marketing.Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Atlanta creative agency and small business marketing firm, Now What? Studio has announced the launch of a new program designed to help …
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International Social Media Search Engine Company – oLyfe – Chooses San Diego’s Constant Motion Creative Media Team
Steven Picanza and Bryant Walker of Constant Motion Creative Media are proving that they are contenders in the creative solutions and branding game.San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Today one might sift through dozens of pages, profiles, and trending topics across half a dozen social media sites. With so much going on in social media and Facebook taking over as a means of communication …
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Online course for using social media in small businesses
DURHAM — If you’re trying to decide if your business should venture into social media, the N.H. Small Business Development Center has a new online course to teach you the best ways to capitalize on it.
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Social Media and the Stars
USF expert explores the changing social media landscape and its impact on celebrity.
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