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Social Media Laziness and Other Ills

I was reading Chris Brogan‘s newsletter and really resonated with a paragraph of his about how using the same message across all social media platforms is just wrong. He didn’t spend much time on it, though, so I want to elaborate. By the way, Chris Brogan... read more

How to Use Blogging to Get a Job

Blogging used to be a way for writers to promote themselves and that was about it. Now, the blogosphere has opened up and more people are using blogs than ever before – for reasons other than to promote their writing. One of the best ways to use a blog is for personal... read more

How To Write a Resume

This article first appeared on Open Colleges. CareerBuilder, a large international job seeking site, recently did a survey where they asked nearly 3,000 hiring managers to share some of the most unusual and memorable applications they had received over the years, the... read more

ATTENTION! Policy announcement for all employees

It has recently come to the attention of management that a few employees have been dying at their desk and failing to give notice. Failure to give notice of any impact to your schedule will lead further disciplinary action up to and including: Loss of employee gym... read more

Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

Someone once told me that a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with….because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go.... read more

How to Use LinkedIn to Get Calls From Recruiters

This article first appeared on Simply Hired last February 25, 2015. I was in my car, headed to a client meeting in the north part of Las Vegas when my phone rang. An unknown number. Interesting. “Hi. This is Scott from XYZ Solutions and we found your profile on... read more

Brand-Yourself.com Tutorial

If you’re interested in getting a handle on your online reputation, this is the best tool out there. Check out this video tutorial that will walk you through how to set up an account, how to improve your hire-ability-index and set up your own blog for free in... read more

25 Highest Rated Companies for Internships

As a supplement to the 25 Highest Rated Companies for Internships report, Glassdoor also offers a report that breaks down how 20 major U.S. Cities compare in terms of number of open internships. Highlights: Top 5 Highest Rated Companies for Internships: Facebook ranks... read more

This Month’s LinkedIn Tip: Join a Group

In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. But I thought it was a good idea at the time to help Cisco folks leverage our mutual LinkedIn networks for career opportunities. HR didn’t... read more