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Apr 21 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 ran out! I realized that I’m giving out A LOT of information. Way too much for just 2 hours. Instead
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Apr 09 2014

[Last updated 3/18/2014] You go through a workshop or seminar where they plough through endless lists of websites and resources. Or you find yourself stuck on a blank browser window trying to recall that website you heard about, or locate that article you read. Feeling overwhelmed is a big problem for whatever endeavor you partake in. If you’re a job
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Apr 07 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 before hiring 11% plan to use social networking sites for screening in the near future 35% of companies had rejected
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Mar 31 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 find their next employee. I showed why job boards don’t work. And I still got this comment response to my
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Mar 24 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 elaborate. By the way, Chris Brogan is at the forefront of social media and internet marketing. He’s been blogging since
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Mar 20 2014

In preparing for a webinar with the US Department of State next week, I was curious about the current state of international professional networking sites. The question I have is this: Is it still worth joining and networking on country specific professional social media sites? So I ran some Google Trends data and wasn’t surprised to see LinkedIn quickly catching
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Mar 18 2014

This infographic first appeared on DegreeQuery.com. It’s clear that social media platforms are essential for everything online. Increasingly, LinkedIn is now considered as one of the largest networking platforms in worldwide and became the sourcing tool of choice among all other social networking sites. LinkedIn involves in networking more than a casual acquaintance and can give you access as a marketing tool for
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Mar 13 2014

When I first got assaulted by the buzz around mobile job search, I was skeptical. My first thought was, “Ok, so what can I do on my phone that I can’t do on my laptop faster.” But after researching some of these innovations, I realized that there are indeed things that a mobile device has over a computer. Your mobile
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Mar 10 2014

This infographic first appeared on Jobvite.com last February 6, 2014. Did you know that more than half of all people who are currently employed are either actively looking for a job or open to new opportunities? It’s true. And a full 71% of the U.S. workforce is currently on the job market. The numbers don’t lie. Jobvite’s 2014 Social Jobseeker Nation report
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Feb 22 2014

If you are big into personal effectiveness then you are familiar with Steven Covey’s 2nd Habit: Begin With the End in Mind. Actually, this principle extends far beyond the realm of self-help and into all aspects of our lives. A Sculpture is first conceived of in the mind of the artists, and then emerges from the stone. A symphony is
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