Congratulations, Class of 2014! You navigated your way through accounting and calculus, macroeconomics and marketing — but have you mastered the algorithm necessary to be a "social professional?"
Social professional may sound like an ironic hashtag, but it has come to describe a serious business requirement. Nearly all of the companies surveyed for a 2013 Jobvite report said they used social media in their recruiting. Perhaps more importantly, recruiters are making hiring decisions based on social media. The same Jobvite survey found that 42% of recruiters had reconsidered a candidate (for better or for worse) based on a social profile. Ahead, find a social professional crash course that you shouldn't venture into the corporate world without having passed. Read more...More about Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Social Media, and How To