Top Career Experts to Follow on Social Media
Finding the right job is notoriously difficult, especially when you’ve already decided on your passion and don’t want to compromise. Luckily, there are resources all over the Web that will help you not only secure the position you want, but provide valuable information on how to negotiate, optimize your LinkedIn profile, perform in an interview, and switch careers into something you love.
We sat down with seven career experts to discover their best advice for job seekers and how they stay on top of the advising/HR world. Each of these career experts lend their advice to their Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ followers, and are an essential resource for anyone looking to find a job or change careers.
Career Expert #1: Lauren Berger – The Intern Queen
Lauren Berger is the CEO & Founder of InternQueen.com, a free internship destination for young people attracting hundreds of thousands of ambitious young people every month. She is arguably the nation’s most in demand career and internship expert and speaks to thousands of high school students, college students, and recent grads every year, motivating and inspiring them. Berger is known as “The Intern Queen” as she successfully completed 15 internships at high-profile companies like Fox, MTV, and NBC during her four years in college, which led to the successful launch of her own business in 2009. Her first book, All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience, is a national best-seller and her second book, Welcome To The Real World, came out on April 22nd. In the new book, Lauren re-writes the rules for millenials in the workplace, demonstrating how to succeed in their first, second, and third jobs after graduation.
Recently Berger has been featured on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, the Marie Osmond Show, The New York Times, Seventeen Magazine, and more. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the most up to date internships and resources!
Lauren Berger uses her Twitter to post inspirational quotes, fun details about her day-to-day life, and most importantly, internship opportunities for major companies across the country. Follow her to be the first to apply to these competitive positions, and read her posts to find out how you can increase your chances of landing one.
What She Posts
— Lauren Berger (@InternQueen) June 30, 2014
Lauren’s Expert Career Advice
What is the best advice you could give to a job seeker today?
Your job is to get a job. Spend at least 6-8 hours per day on the job search. Bookmark every “target” company on their website and all of their social platforms and monitor them daily. Make sure you are constantly letting everyone in your personal and professional network know that you are looking for a job.
How do you stay updated in the career advising/HR industry?
I participate in panel discussions, track news alerts and current events in the career space, and just try to constantly engage in dialogue with both students, job seekers, and recruiters to get the latest and greatest.