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Feb 28 2014

Do you ever take the time to pay attention to those targeted ads clogging up your Facebook feed? This morning, a quick glance at my own feed reveals an ad for a local gym (giving you some indication of my half-hearted attempt at a New Year’s resolution) as well as one for home insurance (I became a new homeowner last
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Feb 25 2014

The problem Whether you’re searching for employment or have been working at the same company for 25+ years, chances are email overload is a burden you’d prefer to do without. According to McKinsey & Company the average person spends 28% of their day reading and responding to email – that’s crazy (unless you’re a customer support rep). What’s worse is more than
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Jan 04 2014

This article originally appeared on theshareholderonline.com last November 25, 2013. Joshua Waldman challenged Harbert College students and future job candidates Wednesday. “Find what you want and get it,” the author of Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies and consultant told students in an event sponsored by the college’s Office of Professional and Career Development. “Be truly unique, stand apart and position yourself by using social
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Dec 31 2013

Here are the top 10 blog posts for 2013. 5 Things You Need to Do After the Interview After all that hard work you put into dressing to impress and answering all those difficult questions, what should you be doing after a job interview? Sure, you can treat yourself, but I wouldn’t celebrate just yet … don’t forget that there
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Oct 09 2013

The 2nd edition of my book Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies just came out. Some folks have asked me what has changed in this edition, so here are the highlights of what you can expect to see. New Job Search Organizing Tools There’s a category of software that helps job seekers keep track of all their activities, like who
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Jun 14 2013

Gist is no longer in business. Check out these Gist alternatives: http://blog.gist.com/2012/08/15/gist-the-next-chapter/   Check out Gist.com for a great way to simplify your professional networking. In the video below, I show you how to keep up to date with all of your contacts, no matter where they are from, in one place. Great way to stay top-of-mind with the more important
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Jun 12 2013

NACE 2013 Wrap Up

Last Tuesday a community of 1,000 college career advisors converged in rainy Orlando to share ideas, experiences and best practices for helping students reach new career heights. I was asked to present on social media, the talk was called “What You Think You Know About Social Media Maybe Hurting Your Students”. And as you can tell, the talk was pretty well
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May 24 2013

From Local Blogger to National “Dummie” Presentation Description: I was laid off twice in 6 months in 2008 when the economy tanked. I learned how to use social media to get to job interviews fast. But I was still traumatized from the lay-offs and couldn’t bring myself to accept any of the job offers I was getting. So rather than
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May 01 2013

On May 1, InternMatch will host a two-part Google+ panel for students and employers from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST to help both sides learn about the future of the social media industry and how students can succeed in the field. The panel will include some of the country’s leading digital marketing experts, including: Nando Rodriguez, Senior Social Media Recruiter for North America
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Mar 27 2013

I’m a bit speechless as I write this. And I’m awed at the power of my community. Today, CareerEnlightenment.com WON the 2013 Best Career Blog on About.com’s Reader’s Choice Award! A few months ago, I called on my readers to help nominate the blog for consideration of this award. And I was pleased to see Career Enlightenment receive enough nominations for
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