Getting ‘social’ with #NAPWnyc: A recap

6 ways to makes the most of #NAPWnyc's social media accounts.

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Augustine and I’m a career consultant with a passion for helping people find the right job, sooner. At the beginning of March I was given the opportunity to combine two of my favorite activities – social media and networking – and become the social media chair for the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)'s New York City chapter. I couldn't be more thrilled!

The NAPW NYC chapter currently uses Facebook and Twitter to share information about our chapter, our philanthropic causes and news on topics we think you’ll find interesting. In the past two months, we've seen our social media following increase by 8 percent on Facebook and 42 percent on Twitter!

If you’re unfamiliar with social media, I encourage you to give it a try. When used appropriately, social media can be a great way to advance your career and give your job search an extra boost. Need more help? Click on the following links to check out GCF Global’s free tutorials for Facebook and Twitter

Are you already a social media diva? Here are six ways you can make the most of #NAPWnyc’s social media accounts:

1. Stay in touch and in the know.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @NAPWnyc for news about our chapter, upcoming events, and tips and advice on leadership, career development, job hunting, entrepreneurship, and much more. If you have a Twitter account, please reach out and let us know so we can follow you and include you our Twitter list.

2. Find more networking opportunities.

Check out our Facebook Events page to find out about NAPW-sponsored events, volunteer opportunities, and other interesting activities in the NYC area we thought you’d enjoy.

3. Share the love.

Use the “Share” and “Invite” buttons on each event, such as our May 18 event, to share these networking opportunities with your Facebook connections and invite other your friends to attend. It’s the perfect way for them to experience what NAPW truly has to offer!

4. Join in the conversation.

Use your smartphone during events to snap pictures with your friends, record a quick video, or share some of your favorite quotes from our speakers using the hashtag #NAPWnyc. We’ll happily retweet your messages on Twitter to share with our 400+ followers.

5. Put a face with the name.

After each event we post all the photos in a Facebook album. Check out our photo albums and tag yourself in the pictures. We’re also starting up a new initiative to highlight our members in a fresh, new way via social. Be on the lookout for me and Clara Cohen at our next event – more information coming soon!

6. Share your knowledge.

If you’re a blogger, please DM us on Twitter or send us a private message on Facebook to share your articles with us. If they’re relevant to our members, we’ll be happy to promote your work on social media.

Have more questions about using social media? Feel free to reach out to me at or connect with me on Twitter at @JobSearchAmanda or Facebook.

Recommended Reading:

About Amanda:

Amanda Augustine provides job search and career guidance for recent college graduates and professionals looking to improve their careers and find the right job, sooner. Follow Amanda at @JobSearchAmanda on Twitter and like her on Facebook for up-to-the-minute advice. Want to work with Amanda? Learn more at

College Graduates: Don't Make These Common Resume Mistakes

Graduating this May? Avoid these common and costly resume mistakes. [TWEET]

Writing your first resume for the ‘real world’ can certainly be a challenge. While there are some basic guidelines all recent college grads can follow, the format of your first professional resume will vary depending upon the information you have to work with.

I recently shared with Business Insider's Jacquelyn V. Smith a sample resume of a recent college graduate that includes many of these most common mistakes.  Below are some of the most frequent errors I encounter and how you can avoid making them. 

Misspelled Words & Grammatical Mistakes 

After you finish writing your resume, take some time to review it. Then review it again. Then ask your roommate who majored in English to read it yet again. In this mobile age, we've grown accustomed to using short-hand for texts and tweets, and have become all too reliant on spell-check. Still worried about the little mistakes? Try reading your resume from the bottom up.

Generic Objectives -- Or Any Objective

Let me be clear. I don't believe in including an objective on your resume, ever. Objectives are usually super generic and all about you, the job seeker. This isn't what a prospective employer cares about. Instead, include a professional title at the top of your resume that clearly states your job goals, like "Entry-Level Sales and Marketing Associate". Underneath that, include three to five sentences that succinctly explains your qualifications for your target job.

Formatting Inconsistencies

It really doesn't matter how you choose represent your employments dates ("Sep 2013 – May 2014" vs "Fall 2013 – Spring 2014") or locations ("Brooklyn, NY" vs. "Brooklyn, New York") on your resume. The only thing that matters is that you remain consistent throughout your document. The same goes with how you choose to format job titles and company names. 

References Available Upon Request

You only get one page for your resume when you’re an entry-level candidate. Don’t waste any of that precious real estate by listing your references or including a note such as “References available upon request” at the bottom of your resume. Employers don’t ask for that information until you make it to a face-to-face interview, and trust me, they know you’ll provide it if they ask.

Click on the following link to read the full article on Business Insider[TWEET]

Need help with your resume? Request a 30-minute free phone consultation to learn more.

Amanda Augustine provides job search and career guidance for recent college graduates and professionals looking to improve their careers and find the right job, sooner. Follow Amanda at @JobSearchAmanda on Twitter and like her on Facebook for up-to-the-minute advice. Want to work with Amanda? Learn more at


Welcome to my new blog!

Like what you see? Share this site with your connections.

Thanks for visiting my blog. This space will be used to share career advice and job-search tips to help you advance your career and find the right job, sooner. 

In addition to this section, check out my work on TheLadders Career Chronicles and follow me on Facebook and Twitter

Interested in working with me? Click on the following link to learn more about my speaking engagements and consulting services.