By Cara Kelly USA Today Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 The Instagram influencer as a species is easy to spot. Defined by their large social media followings, content from this class of marketers is typically awash with the flossy trappings of young money: trendy designer outfits modelled in exotic locations; marble countertops under carefully crafted flat-lays of pricey beauty products. Even the Instagram mavens with a grittier, every-girl style, all Polaroid grunginess, are dotted with on-brand T-shirts perfectly half-tucked into the hot jeans du jour. It’s enough to make even the most overstimulated perusers pause and say, “How much are they making off this, exactly?” The answer, if they play the game correctly, is a lot. A wealth of jaw-dropping figures emerged in 2018, from makeup vlogging virtuoso Jeffree Starr’s reported $18 million (U.S.) in yearly earnings, to fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni’s wedding, elaborately chronicled with the … [Read more...] about Fyre Festival to fashion week, how do Instagram influencers make so much money?
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We know you’ve heard you should clean up your social media so that you can be a presentable professional, especially when you’re looking for a new job. But do you know how it could actually hurt you? We’ve collected real stories about candidates who were well on their way to snagging a new role, but didn’t, all or at least in part because of a social media post (or posts) someone on the hiring side found during the vetting process. That’s right, something they did on social media got them dropped like hot potatoes. So before you “yeah, yeah, fine” your way into ignoring what is arguably one of the most frequently uttered pieces of career advice in the age of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and more, you might want to read about these eight people who didn’t get the job. In some cases, these candidates clearly behaved badly. Other times the post or posts in question revealed something about them that made them seem like … [Read more...] about 8 cringeworthy social media mistakes that cost candidates the job
It looks like Google may be planning to build its own Pixel smartwatch to take on the Apple Watch after all. According to multiple jobs listings posted this week, Google is bulking up its wearables staff, including a Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Wearables. The new wearables exec will “be responsible for the design, development, and shipment of all Google’s Wearable products” and “develop multiple next-generation wearable products simultaneously.” Google officials have previously disputed the notion that a Pixel Watch was in the works. However, Google recently acquired some key smartwatch technology from Fossil, hinting that attitudes may have changed. It looks like Google may be planning to build its own Pixel smartwatch after all. According to multiple jobs listings posted this week – first spotted by Android Police – Google is bulking up its wearables staff, which could signal that the company is getting serious about … [Read more...] about New job postings suggest that Google might be building the Pixel Watch, its long-rumoured rival to the Apple Watch
On Friday, MoviePass posted a job listing for a human resources position. The company has not had a dedicated HR department since its two-person staff was fired in November. Business Insider reported in December that some MoviePass employees had made allegations of inappropriate behaviour. After trying to operate a productive workplace without a dedicated human resources department since November, MoviePass is looking for some help. On Friday, the movie-ticket subscription startup posted a job listing for a “HR Generalist” which would, according to the job description, “partner with Management team to champion our culture and values.” “Your focus will be on partnering with the members of our team, creating exciting career paths, and fostering a community of high performance, innovation, and teamwork,” the listing, which was posted on LinkedIn, continued. The job listing went up on the same day Business Insider posted excerpts of a 704-word … [Read more...] about MoviePass posted an HR job listing following months of turmoil and employee allegations of inappropriate behaviour
You might be wondering how to write a LinkedIn summary – or if you even need one. LinkedIn summaries are good ways to explain your experiences and show who you are. It’s important to get keywords in them so that your profile shows up in searches. You might approach your LinkedIn summary the way you do the “objective” part of your résumé – you would rather ignore it, or you’re not sure if you need it, or maybe you’re not even sure what, exactly, it is. Not unlike a cover letter, the LinkedIn summary section, which appears right below your profile photo, frames who you are and what you’re looking for. “Whether you are looking for a new job, to stay up to date on the latest business news or looking for new leads, consider your summary as your elevator pitch for whatever you are in it for,” Blair Decembrele, LinkedIn career expert, told Business Insider. “Having a strong summary helps ensure you turn up in … [Read more...] about Here’s how to write a LinkedIn summary that could help you land your dream job, according to a marketing director at LinkedIn