Weekly #AmtrakCareersTIP Recap – June 13, 2014


It might be Friday the 13th but that doesn’t scare us away from sharing our top five career related articles that you may find useful as an Amtrak employee or in your job search with us.

1.  How to Use Social Media to Land a Job by Miriam Salpeter via US News & World Report

Employers and recruiters are using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to find candidates. Are you discounting social media as a way to land a job? Or are you relying 100 percent on LinkedIn to help you create your digital footprint? Read More >

2. 37 Ways to Be Happier at Work ASAP by Catherine Jessen via The Daily Muse

We’ve all read advice on how to be more efficient and harder working in the office. Productivity tends to be the name of the game when it comes to professional improvement. So, how do we effectively walk the line between being professionally productive and personally happy? Read More >

3. Respond Rapidly to Social Media Hacking by Justin Herman via Digital Gov

Are you using social media for your job search? If you follow these steps, you can minimize the trouble caused and get your mission back on track quickly. Read More >

4. The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview by Ritika Trikha via Mashable

Interviewers will judge you by your questions. Almost all employers wrap up job interviews by turning the tables and offering candidates an opportunity to showcase how well they understand the role, how interested they are in the opportunity and what plays to their passions points. Read More >

5. Social Media Guidelines For Young Professionals by Amanda Haddaway via Careeralism

Social media tools, like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, can be valuable resources in not only networking with people you already know, but also with expanding your network to others. The old adage about it’s not what you know, but who you know is alive and well in the world of work, so use social media and your connections creatively to find and secure a job. Read More >