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13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

13 Intelligent Reasons to Spend More Time on LinkedIn

Don't Put Off Your Use Of LinkedIn...Here's Why:

Statistics that will make you see why spending an hour or so on LinkedIn each week could help your career dramatically. Read More »

Could You Get Discovered on Social Media? These People Did

Could You Get Discovered on Social Media? These People Did

The surprising, simple way social serendipity can change your life

When you use social media effectively, you greatly increase the odds of stumbling across exactly who and what you want to stumble across: Read More »

Think Before You Post: Your Online Presence Can Cost You a Job

Think Before You Post: Your Online Presence Can Cost You a Job

Pump up those privacy settings

Fifty-one percent of employers who research job candidates on social media say they've found content that led them to not hire the candidate. Read More »

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

Catapult Your Career With 'Social Currency'

What Jim Carrey Can Teach You About Career Success

Want to catapult your career? Use social currency to network your way to the top. Tools like LinkedIn and Mingle can help you expand you career friends. Read More »

Amazon Subsidiary Zappos Plans Only to Hire 'Insiders'

Amazon Subsidiary Zappos Plans Only to Hire 'Insiders'

To get hired, you may need to be an insider

High-profile online shoe retailer Zappos has done away with job postings. Now, you must join 'Zappos Insiders' to be considered for a job. Is that fair? Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: Getting Social With Job Search, Part 2

The Weekly Roundup: Getting Social With Job Search, Part 2

Build a powerful online brand that will get you noticed

Social Media has become an essential part of job search. Experts show you how to build and optimize your personal brand across social networking sites Read More »

3 Places To Find Job Postings On LinkedIn

3 Places To Find Job Postings On LinkedIn

There are many smart ways you can use LinkedIn for exposure

There are numerous ways to use LinkedIn to be seen and gain business intelligence. Here are a few key ways you can also use it to find specific jobs. Read More »

Cleveland's Job Bank Queen Kelly Blazek: Can This Career Be Saved?

Cleveland's Job Bank Queen Kelly Blazek: Can This Career Be Saved?

What advice would YOU give to the house mother?

Unless you've been basking under a beach umbrella at St. Bart's, you've probably heard about the Cleveland Jobs Bank founder whose nasty emails to job searchers went public. Read More »

4 Ways To Get More From LinkedIn

4 Ways To Get More From LinkedIn

Create a bigger digital footprint

You know you should be using LinkedIn to create your digital footprint – what people know about you online. You signed up and created a profile, but opportunities are not flooding in. Are you making mistakes on LinkedIn or missing something important? Here are four things you can do to use LinkedIn more... Read More »

How Twitter Can Help You Land Your Next Job

How Twitter Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Twitter can be as helpful as LinkedIn.

Can you find a job on Twitter? Yes, you can. Follow these steps to help you take advantage of this social media tool. Read More »

Vets Form A Social-Networking Site for Ex-Military

Vets Form A Social-Networking Site for Ex-Military

By Gabrielle Karol After serving in the Army in the same region of Iraq in 2008, Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing reconnected a few years later at Harvard Business School, where Weiss was the co-president of the Veteran's Club. "At business school, we were using LinkedIn -- it was a hyper-networking environment.... Read More »

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

Top 5 Most Common Networking Mistakes

By Heather Huhman Throughout your career, everyone tells you how important networking can be. It's on virtually every list of advice written by professionals in every industry. Yes, networking is important, but many of you are probably doing it wrong. Here are five bad habits to avoid when networking: Read More »

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

The Hidden Job Market: It's Real, It's Big, And You Can Tap It

By Heather Huhman Job seekers are struggling to find positions because so many job openings are never even advertised online. The "hidden job market" is very real, and it's causing frustration among job seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs. Here are five ways to uncover those... Read More »

Layoff Rumors? How To Prepare For The Worst

Layoff Rumors? How To Prepare For The Worst

By Chelsea Emery Never mind coal. There may be pink slips in some holiday stockings this year. The end of the year can be a dangerous season for employees. As companies make last-minute attempts to adjust payrolls or to meet earnings goals, layoffs tend to pick up. Read More »

The New Approach To Job Searching

The New Approach To Job Searching

By Alison Green If you haven't searched for a job recently, you might be in for a rude shock the next time you do. The job search has changed dramatically, as the Internet and the economy have both altered how employers operate and what job seekers can expect. Here are seven ways the job search is different... Read More »

Death To The Resume: Seelio Combines Online Portfolio And Job Search For Recent Grads

Death To The Resume: Seelio Combines Online Portfolio And Job Search For Recent Grads

By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which... Read More »

9 Ways To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

9 Ways To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

By Miriam Salpeter With summer upon us, some of you job-seekers may think about taking a break from your search. Instead, you might want to ramp up your efforts and consider the new season as an opportunity to relaunch any unfinished career plans. One inevitable aspect of the search? Interacting and engaging... Read More »

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit. Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

4 Ways To Stand Out In Your Social Media Job Search

4 Ways To Stand Out In Your Social Media Job Search

If you're looking for a barometer of how fast job seekers are taking to social networks, it's worth noting this: Three years ago, when Brad and Debra Schepp compiled the first edition of their book on the ways in which people were using social media networks to conduct a successful job search, they had... Read More »

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