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5 Social Media Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Job seekers are savvier about social media than you might think. In a 2019 survey conducted by employment screening services firm JDP, 84% of respondents said that they believed social media had an impact on hiring decisions. Perhaps as a result, 50% reported that they had removed old social media profiles or posts to safeguard…

The Skills that Really Matter on Your Handshake Profile

Your skills section is one of the most important parts of your Handshake profile—if you do it right. The keywords in this section help Handshake recommend relevant jobs to you. Your skills also help recruiters find you on Handshake. And it lets them easily understand your skillset, without digging through your resume.  We analyzed the…

Your Personal Brand: Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Social Media Image

By now your mom has probably told you to be careful what you post online because of how it might look in the future. Well, mom is right again. Believe it or not, employers do care about what you post on social media because it allows them to get a glimpse of your personal brand.…

The 4 Key Elements of a LinkedIn Profile

“What’s the purpose of LinkedIn?” a professional asked the Fairygodboss Community recently. “I have added my profile information, job experience, education, samples of my work and have connected with people, but I still don't understand LinkedIn's purpose for a job seeker. Most professionals have a LinkedIn, but is it just a glorified online resume?” Expert members of…

Career Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring weather got you in a cleaning mood? Freshen up with this checklist! Dust Off Your Resume When’s the last time you updated your resume?  Might be a good idea to give it a quick look over and make sure it includes: Your current GPA. Change a major or add a minor or certificate? Be…

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Social Media

Everyone on the Mizzou campus is READY for Spring Break! Whether you are going home to relax or travel staying  socially distanced from others, it's important to remember to post smart on your social media over the break. And maybe you can do a little Spring cleaning while you are at! Here are some tips…