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You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?

I tell my clients that they will be Googled as surely as it will rain in Portland. The latest survey said that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Online reputation management is a critical piece of your online job search. There is just no getting around it.... read more

25 Best Cities for Jobs

This report first appeared on Glassdoor on May 19, 2015. Thinking about moving to a new city for a job? Turns out, all cities are not created equal forjobs. That’s why Glassdoor is revealing its newest report on the 25 Best Cities for Jobs. These 25 cities stand out... read more

Another New Hire Found on Twitter

A recent CNN Money feature made the point that smaller businesses are adopting twitter and other social media outlets to find candidates. Why? First off, recruiters are expensive — and posting to job boards costs money. Second, smaller businesses are looking for... read more

Social Media as Tool, not Distraction

These has been some buzz on the internet recently about the time-sink risk of using social media and what to do about it. Recent Forester research reported that 4 out of 5 Americans are active in creating, participating in or reading some form of social media. If you... read more

10 Job Hunting Mistakes To Avoid

Applying for jobs can often be a difficult and soul-destroying process, especially if you’ve lacked interest from a number of recruiters and employers. It can be so easy for any of us to lose motivation during this time, but their are certain ways to make this... read more

Video Resume Ideas

Originally posted in 2010… Hey Gang, I just want to say that I love my Mac. I used it to put together a pretty slick video résumé yesterday in just a few hours. I often talk about standing out from the crowd, and I believe video is the way to do that. That being... read more

Finding a new role using social media

This infographic first appeared on BCL Legal on April 15, 2015. The rise of social media has revolutionised many aspects of modern life and none more so than the job search market. The 2014 Social Recruiting Survey conducted by Jobsite suggests that the process of... read more

Using Your LinkedIn Profile to Change Careers

LinkedIn is the place to search for a job and change careers. But, when and where do you tell people you’re looking for a job, or changing careers, using your LinkedIn profile? Read this LinkedIn headline and tell me what you think: Creative problem solver with a... read more

Social Media Law and the Job Search

Back in 2009, 22-year-old Connor Riley was offered a job at Cisco. She celebrated by tweeting, “Cisco offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.” Cisco unfortunately didn’t find this... read more