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Sep 01 2014

Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time
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Aug 22 2014

Entelo Diversity, a search algorithm created by Entelo, allows companies to scrape the Web to recruit more diverse job candidates. A company that needs to hire more women, for example, could use Entelo Diversity to find female candidates. The tool
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Aug 18 2014

There is no doubt that social media is changing the way we are communicating. New polls, published on FastCompany put this trend into perspective for Job Seekers. Thank you CareerBuilder.com for running the surveys: 45% of employers check social networks
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Aug 16 2014

Hiring managers want to bring in someone they’ll get along with, someone who seems a bit like them and someone with whom they’d want to spend time. Therefore, in addition to selling your background and your understanding of the company,
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Aug 11 2014

I was shocked. I was in disbelief. I gave a presentation on how to use social media for a job search yesterday. I explained HOW it get’s you job interviews faster. I explained how 80% of companies use it to
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Aug 04 2014

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
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Jul 29 2014

If you post a lot of compromising photos or inflammatory material in your social media feed, then you might be passed over for job opportunities. According to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD), two out of
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Jul 25 2014

This interview first appeared on OpenColleges. “Most students I talk to are seniors with five people in their LinkedIn network. This is a huge mistake.” 1. What is your number 1 tip for getting a job after finishing study? Don’t wait
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Jul 22 2014

This infographic first appeared on Top Criminal Justice Degrees. Getting a job can be tough, especially if you have your sights set on a top government bureau.  The process for getting hired at the FBI, CIA, or Secret Service can
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Jun 30 2014

Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t
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