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Show And Tell– Job Search Style

  Richard Bolles, in his book What Color Is Your Parachute? (ed. 2012) describes the order of preference in which most employers hunt for employees. First, easily enough for the employer, is to hire from within the existing company structure. The employer’s thoughts: “I want to hire someone whose work I have already seen.” The … Continue reading

The RIGHT Way To Connect on LinkedIn

  As an employment specialist with a firm presence on LinkedIn, I regularly get invitations from people I do not know. They probably find my name through the “people you may know” lists, probably connections of connections somewhere down the line, but while I rarely refuse an invitation to connect, I sometimes wonder why they … Continue reading

Someone Wants Your Facebook Password? It’s Called “Shoulder Surfing…”

The Associated Press reported recently on a New York man, Justin Bassett, who was interviewing for a new job. Bassett “had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page,” the AP reported. “But she couldn’t see his private profile and asked him to … Continue reading

Is LinkedIn Doing Its Job For You?

While researching some current information for my social media workshop, I found some interesting information relating to how employers and recruiters are using social media these days, particularly LinkedIn. Did you know: Of employers sampled in a 2011 survey, 9 out of 10 employers recruited or planned to recruit using social networks last year? Almost half … Continue reading

Whoa, @Nellie!

Create Twitter profile. Learn about tweeting. Research groups to join on LinkedIn. Write blog on cover letters. Reset Facebook privacy settings. Work on Labor Market page for personal website. Upload resume. Make sure blog page, website and Twitter page are interconnected. This was a page off my Social Media To-Do list a couple weeks ago. I … Continue reading

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