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Social technology startups are one of the highest growth verticals in the emerging technology space. So, it’s no wonder there’s a larger focus on startups at SMW this year than we’ve seen in the past. Companies are looking for the right match of talent and personality. Job seekers are looking for the right blend of…

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Because of the way Social Media Week is set up this year, it can be tough to justify the expense of a campus pass if you are a recent post-grad with a laughable bank account balance. From one millennial to another, here are a few reasons why it’s worth it to shell out to come…

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I was confused and flattered when I first received an “Endorsement” notification from a connection, which happened to be my friend and from someone who I didn’t really know. Some of my endorsements such as writing and editing matched my skills. However, it was given by most of my close friends instead of my former…

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The third Monday of every January marks the federal holiday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. But it wasn’t until 1994 — due to former Pennsylvania Senator Harris Wofford and Georgia Congressman John Lewis’s King Holiday and Service Act — that the day was dubbed “Day of Service.” Suddenly, MLK Day was no…

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Let me be honest: I’m sick of seeing posts on LinkedIn looking for volunteers or interns to run social media. Furthermore, many of those that do offer pay, they are only suggesting a $30,000 salary. The fact is this: those businesses misunderstand what social media is about — as do plenty of fresh-faced college graduates…

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Melissa Llarena has been coaching entry-level, mid-level and seasoned professionals for more than 10 years. In 2012, she decided to officially incorporate Career Outcomes Matter LLC (i.e., the firm), which is headquartered in Astoria, NY, and certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Her…

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If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you? Maybe not. If all your friends joined Facebook, would you? Maybe not. But, if all the companies you wanted to work for are using LinkedIn to recruit, would you complete a profile? Probably. Thus, began my 36-hour marathon of finally rounding out the LinkedIn profile I abandoned…

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Who Moderated by Peter Himler – President — Publicity Club of New York With Panelists: Anthony De Rosa — Social Media Editor, Thomson Reuters Craig Kanalley — Social Media Editor, NBC News Elizabeth Heron — Social Media Editor, The New York Times Jake Porway — Data Scientist, The New York Times Mat Yurow — Social…

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The end is near! One more day before SMWNYC closes out- and that means one more day for you to take part! Tomorrow hosts a powerful lineup and we're very excited to for you to be a part. Haven't registered? These events should get you in the SMWNYC mood. 8:30-9:30am at Bloomberg: Keynote: Reid Hoffman,…

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We’re building up steam, so don’t lose energy now! The final two days are packed with some incredible speakers, which are still open for you to register. Not sure what options you have? We’d recommend checking these out. 9-9:30am at Big Fuel: The Guardian Interviews Gabe Zichermann 9-10am at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness: Keynote: Jay…

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You already knew them, so they didn’t need much of an introduction; but last week we announced LinkedIn as a partner for SMWNYC. And because we think they know a thing or two about social media, being the largest professional network and all, you should catch them in action. Here are their three sessions for…

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As we’re finalizing our robust schedule for SMWNYC, we realize some of our newer events might be overlooked. And to ensure you know all that’s happening and don’t miss a thing, we’re here to update you on these events. We think you’ll like ‘em: How to Create Facebook Custom Pages Workshop: Learn how a ‘custom’…

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Stephen Bates is the Director of Business Strategy for Oracle Public Sector, one of the largest technology companies in the world. In this role, he drives program capture to enlarge Oracle’s hardware and software footprint within DoD, Federal Civilian agencies, Canada, and both state and local. Q. What is the general consensus among public companies…

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More than 100 million users representing over 200 countries around the world. The largest professional social network. Yes, we’re talking about LinkedIn. This year, SMWNYC is very excited to have LinkedIn on board as one of our official sponsors. What does this mean for you? Well, two pretty big things. 1. They help it all…

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This is the sequel to Leveraging LinkedIn to Land a Job-Job: Part 1 of 2. Let’s bring it all together and take a closer look at my favorite LinkedIn Boot Camp infographic (unleash your inner tech-geek!). I hope you’ll find a few hidden gems of insight in this follow-up companion piece. Point #4 – Muscle Toning:…

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I’d like to offer some point-counterpoint commentary on a topic matter that currently occupies a lot of my physical and mental energy consumption: how to optimally leverage your LinkedIn network to land, as I affectionately like to call a “full-time position with benefits.” A Job-Job. While I am currently enjoying my flexible schedule freelancing for…

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There’s only day left to meet people at Social Media Week. Spend the time tonight to use our community page or mobile AttendeeApp to track down several “must meet” contacts. Tweet them, find them, and make a meaningful connection on Friday. When you depart the conference tomorrow night, don’t feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of…

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