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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What your mom said is true. If a prospective employer sees that you let it all hang out on Facebook, you're less likely to be offered a job, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. But how well you police your Facebook profile doesn't actually predict your job... Read More »
By Mary Lorenz
If you had to guess, what percentage of emails do you get on a daily basis that you really need? And not just, "You have to see this YouTube video of a kitten playing with a crocodile" need but really need? Read More »
Much has been written about how to expand your professional network – attend events, make connections, build relationships, et cetera, ad nauseam. Building your network, of course, is a worthwhile pursuit, but while you're busy looking for new connections don't overlook the older ones - namely your... Read More »
Earlier this year, LinkedIn surpassed the 100 million member mark. Are you curious how the site works or why you should use it? Read on to find out how four job-seekers found new opportunities through the popular professional networking site. Read More »
Last week, we told you why it's important to have a personal brand, and how you can define your own. This week, we're going to talk about marketing your brand.
There are a lot of ways to promote your personal brand, all of which fall into two categories: online and off. Read More »