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The Weekly Roundup: Mastering the Art of LinkedIn

The Weekly Roundup: Mastering the Art of LinkedIn

Tweak your profile into a networking masterpiece

Make the most out of professional social networking site LinkedIn with expert advice and insider tips from around the web. Read More »

What Can We Learn from U.S. Airways' Twitter Mistake?

What Can We Learn from U.S. Airways' Twitter Mistake?

You never know where updates will lead

Even if you don't tweet for a company, you'll want to learn from U.S. Airways' major Twitter gaffe. Read More »

San Francisco Workers Say Hi With Post-it Window Displays

San Francisco Workers Say Hi With Post-it Window Displays

The city gets a new social network

San Francisco office workers who have some time on their hands have been swapping messages and art by putting Post-it notes in their windows to communicate. Read More »

7 Tips to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

7 Tips to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

When it comes to finding your dream job, it's all about the match

Clean up your LinkedIn Profile with 7 tips that are easy to tackle. Upload a new photo and check out the competition. Don't forget to ask for a recommendation. Read More »

The Most In-Demand Jobs Now

The Most In-Demand Jobs Now

Recruiters are aggressively trying to fill these positions

Recruiters are turning to social media to poach talent. Social recruiting tool HiringSolved reveals which positions are the most sought-after. Read More »

Kids Posting Online Tutorials About How To Get Teachers Fired

Kids Posting Online Tutorials About How To Get Teachers Fired

'You need to play the victim'

A number of online videos find young students telling how they got their teachers fired with false allegations, and explain how others can do the same. Read More »

What 85% Of Recruiters Want You To Do

What 85% Of Recruiters Want You To Do

Facebook can make you readily accessible to recruiters

Employers want to connect with you. Facebook is an underused social media platform for professional use and here's how to make more of it for your job search. Read More »

Ban Bossy And Maybe Ban Bosses, Too

Ban Bossy And Maybe Ban Bosses, Too

A call to do even more for girls and boys

A writer responds to the "Ban Bossy" video, and thinks we can do even more for girls and boys. Read More »

Do You Need Privacy On LinkedIn?

Do You Need Privacy On LinkedIn?

The purpose of the social network is to make you discoverable

If you wear the equivalent of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak by maintaining tight security settings on LinkedIn, you're likely missing some key opportunities to connect. Read More »

Passenger Tells A Female Pilot Flying Is 'No Place For A Woman'

Passenger Tells A Female Pilot Flying Is 'No Place For A Woman'

WestJet captain fumes on Facebook

A WestJet passenger in Canada left a note telling the female pilot that she should be home with babies rather than on the flight deck of a commercial plane. Read More »

Avoid Your Own $80,000 Facebook Mistake

Avoid Your Own $80,000 Facebook Mistake

Stay away from 'suck it' posts!

How to avoid a mistake on Facebook that could cost you your job. Or in this case, a Miami family's age discrimination settlement. Read More »

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Breaches a legal agreement in front of 1,200 Facebook friends

A daughter's snarky post to 1,200 Facebook friends cost her parents an $80,000 legal settlement because she had inadvertently breached a confidentiality clause. Read More »

#Blazek Gate and Email Etiquette [REPLAY]

#Blazek Gate and Email Etiquette [REPLAY]

Was Kelly Blazek too harsh? Lunchtime Live! discusses

Take a break and wrap up February with AOL Jobs. We discussed the polar vortex, Kelly Blazek, email etiquette and Cleveland hot spots. Read More »

Are You Showing Your Best Self on GitHub? Here's Why You Should

Are You Showing Your Best Self on GitHub? Here's Why You Should

Mind your media when job hunting

Your tweets, likes and status updates can tell a recruiter much more about you as a person than your resume. Read More »

Teacher Videotapes And Teases Autistic Child Stuck In Chair

Teacher Videotapes And Teases Autistic Child Stuck In Chair

'Do you want to get tasered?' she asked him

Video of a Michigan teacher and the school principal watching and teasing an autistic fifth-grader stuck in a chair goes viral. The teacher videoed the event. Read More »

How to Kill Your Career in Cleveland in 3 Emails or Less

How to Kill Your Career in Cleveland in 3 Emails or Less

'Devil Wears Prada' plays out over spurned LinkedIn request

The head of the Cleveland Job Bank might have to return her IABC award after her private lambast on LinkedIn turned into a public meltdown. Read More »

Metro-North Train Conductor Says 'I'm Sorry' -- 500 Times

Metro-North Train Conductor Says 'I'm Sorry' -- 500 Times

Railroad doesn't 'condone' his method of apology

A Metro-North train conductor on a Connecticut to New York City run mistakenly told waiting passengers of a non-existent following train. So he left apologies. Read More »

LinkedIn Fixes Years-Old Stalking Problem

LinkedIn Fixes Years-Old Stalking Problem

Users can finally block individual members

After years of user complaints of being electronically stalked on the system, LinkedIn added an individual blocking feature to end unwelcome attention. Read More »

McDonald's Worker: I Was Fired For Treating Firefighters To A Hot Meal

McDonald's Worker: I Was Fired For Treating Firefighters To A Hot Meal

Worker accused of swearing to supervisor

A 23-year-old single mother said she was fired from a McDonald's because she paid to treat firefighters to some hot meals when the franchise owner refused to. Read More »

Find a New Job Even When You Work Odd Hours

Find a New Job Even When You Work Odd Hours

Don't let the graveyard shift keep you from job hunting

Even if you work 24/7, you can still take charge of your career and network to find a new job. Social media is a great way to meet people on your schedule. Read More »

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