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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Job Search Professional Networking social media Facebook JENNIFER PRESTON nytimes.com

Submitted Aug 28 2011 by Linda Cruz, 34 comments

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reportsand even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring j...more»

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LinkedIn: 4 Biggest Mistakes You're Probably Making

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Submitted Nov 22 2011 by Sydney Austin, 7 comments

Here are the most common ways people aren't making the most of their presence on the site -- and how experts say you can fix that. 1. Having A Vague Headline 2. Maintaining A Passive Profile 3. Not...more»

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Coach K on How to Connect

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Submitted Feb 24 2012 by Susan Copper, 5 comments

I believe that my work is as much about words as it is about basketball. Choosing the right words is no less important to the outcome of a game than choosing the right players and strategies for th...more»

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Unlock the Secrets of LinkedIn

Job Search social media LinkedIn Networking Marla Tabaka inc.com

Submitted Dec 12 2011 by Jason Edwards, 21 comments

What do the 135 million people and more than seven million companies on LinkedIn know that you don't? All too often I receive resistance when I suggest to a client that she utilize LinkedIn t...more»

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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Job Search Professional Networking social media JENNIFER PRESTON nytimes.com

Submitted Feb 23 2012 by Susan Copper, 6 comments

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reports and even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring ...more»

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Seven Networking No-Nos

Career Development Professional Networking Job Hunting social media Networking wsj.com

Submitted Feb 6 2012 by Elina Douglas, 7 comments

1. Don't arrive late. To make things easier on yourself, time your arrival so you can maximize the interactions you're most interested in having. "Especially for people who typically shy away fro...more»

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Facebook Is Making Us Miserable

social media Facebook Networking DANIEL GULATI hbr.org

Submitted Dec 9 2011 by Linda Cruz, 11 comments

When Facebook was founded in 2004, it began with a seemingly innocuous mission: to connect friends. Some seven years and 800 million users later, the social network has taken over most as...more»

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You Are the Average of Your Five Closest Friends

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Submitted Nov 24 2011 by Susan Copper, 4 comments

I won’t name names, so we’ll call her Jane. Jane’s five closest friends are two engineers at Google, an engineer at Eventbrite, an architect, and her father (which is so cute), who is the presiden...more»

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For Job Seekers, Company Sites Beat Online Job Boards, Social Media

Job Search Job Boards social media JOE LIGHT wsj.com

Submitted Nov 23 2011 by Katie Baldwin, 4 comments

To make one hire, recruiters wade through more than six times as many applications from job boards than they do from their own websites, according to an analysis of hiring data by Jobs2web Inc., wh...more»

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LinkedIn: Busting 8 Damaging Myths About What It Can Do For Your Career

Job Search Recruiter LinkedIn Social Network Networking forbes.com

Submitted Nov 22 2011 by Sydney Austin, 9 comments

Here are the Top 8 Myths we need to bust: Myth #1: LinkedIn will get me a job Nothing is going to “get you a job” but you. Yes, you can search new job openings in your area, and discover who pos...more»

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